In a lot of ways the story of our new show, The Noble “D” is a lot like my life, although I am not on a spaceship in the future
When writing a story, no matter how fictional it is, I always try to put some of myself in there. Some of my fears, my struggles, and my hopes.
The character I play in the show is basically me, and I wanted it that way.
It’s cathartic to play a character who has your struggles. You can deal with them by removing yourself from them. By playing a role. When I wrote how my character interacted with the main character I did it with the intention of mirroring a relationship I had in the past. And when I write some of the words, sometimes it hurts. Knowing that some of the words I had Olivia say were spoken by someone else at another time. Words that hurt me back then. Words that only sting now.
Not to speak for him, but I know that it was the same way with Eric and his character. When Eric and I sat down to talk about a story to write, naturally we started talking about our life. Work, family, kids. And we started saying these things that seemed to fit so well in a narrative form. Why can’t a fictional character in the future struggle with the same things I do?
Why can’t a father trying to make the best life for his kids, slip away and turn into the things he despised?
Sometimes it sneaks up on us. As I look back on this blog and I see that we haven’t posted in over a year, it doesn’t surprise me. But it doesn’t make me happy either.
We were working hard in that year. But, just like the characters on the ship, time passes and things happen, and you forget. You forget your intentions. You forget what you started out to do. You forget your hopes and dreams and go on auto pilot (pun intended) and just coast through hoping to survive.
The Noble “D” started off as a simple idea. It didn’t take long to grow into more.
Yes it’s a simple show about a simple concept. But to me, and others, it’s as personal as it gets. And I for one am proud of every second of footage we recorded.
We hope to have a great and many things to come. We are working on getting the show to places. And we are writing the script for a second short now.
We all have stories to tell. And I want to tell them all