It’s been a while.
There was a time in my life when a soap opera script a day was the norm. One script after another of some family’s life was in my head. That was back 20/22 years ago. For about 5 years my ex-wife and I wrote soap operas and movies for the Indonesian market.
Since then, although I have written several books, I have not written many scripts. Mostly books and blogs and being involved in many, many scripts for MD pictures and MD Entertainment.
This past weekend my friend Dale and I wrote a short movie script. Details will be released soon. For now, two Canucks got together to write about Dale’s experience in the village and his new life as a man married to an Indonesian.
This short movie is about his experience of living in a village and some of the unusual things that happen in rural Indonesia. The funny part is that all this is real. Now I have had many, many experiences in Bali and Indonesia. However, making it into a short film and putting it on paper so to speak is fun.
I have had doggie obstacle courses on roads where the dogs refuse to move. I have had many experiences with locals that were both fun and enlightening. However, this is going to be fun.
A short script about life in the village and the comings and goings on with the locals and a white man.
Yes, a white man, a Bule as it is slang for white people in Indonesia. Being a Bule in Indonesia is interesting. Often one gets preferential treatment and often they get ripped off.
This is different.
Yes, this is different, this is about Dale’s experience in a local village as the Village Bule. Yes, this is different because it is a fish-out-of-water story.
Writing this short story was a throwback to many years ago when our imagination could run wild and create a fun story. This short script took us about a day to throw together and act out. The fun part is that Dale is playing himself in our reenactment.
I love writing. However, scriptwriting lets me really imagine the stories in my head. This short story and this short movie will be made into a feature-length movie and possibly a series.
This was fun and looking forward to making this movie on our own is exciting. Stay tuned for the next update on our village Bule movie and let’s see if we can get this little film of ours to a few movie festivals.
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