What I Really Want to Do is Direct

What I Really Want to Do is Direct

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by Yvonne Collins, Sandy Rideout
     
 
Roxanne Hastings has wanted to be a director ever since she started storyboarding home movies and demanding that her teacher recast her grade-school play...

Even though working her way up the ranks of a film crew has been slow and sometimes grueling, Rox has made it to assistant cinematographer. It's quite a coup, but what she really wants to do is direct.

Rox

Overview

Roxanne Hastings has wanted to be a director ever since she started storyboarding home movies and demanding that her teacher recast her grade-school play...

Even though working her way up the ranks of a film crew has been slow and sometimes grueling, Rox has made it to assistant cinematographer. It's quite a coup, but what she really wants to do is direct.

Rox is convinced that a coveted B-list action movie is going to bring the big break she needs, until a friend's promising screenplay seems ripe for the making and she offers Rox the best seat in the house: the director's chair. Given the chance to call the shots, Rox does what any right-minded wannabe filmmaker would do. She says yes. To both projects. (And the one guy she knows she shouldn't have.)

Can Rox juggle two lives? Either way, it'll be an award-winning performance!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373895410
Publisher:
Red Dress Ink
Publication date:
11/29/2005
Series:
Red Dress Ink Ser.
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.07(d)

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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Toronto, though one of the lowest in the film-making hierarchy as a camera focus grunt, Roxanne Hasting dreams as she has for two decades since she was thirteen of directing her own movie one day. Still she knows she must pay her dues and so goes about her grunt work of insuring the camera focuses on the actors.............. During a break from her job, a miracle happens as Rox is given the opportunity to direct a short The Lobby, a screenplay written by her best friend Libby. However, Rox quickly finds the duel roles as director and cinematographer overwhelming and her experiences lacking for either job. Still she will go 24/7 to insure she swims not sinks as this is a once in a lifetime chance. A second time may not be forthcoming if she fails this chance at achieving her dream and that of Libby¿s................. Rox¿s dream serves as an allegory that achieving worthy Big Hairy Audacious Goals means hard work that can interfere with other objectives especially in one¿s personal life, but if it is that important one will set priorities accordingly. Rox (and Libby) brings humor and eccentricity to the story as the wannabe director gives up much to accomplish her goal although some of the thorny folks she works with make even a dreamer question the price. This is a terrific insightful character study encouraging individuals to follow your dream........ Harriet Klausner