About “The Sirens” and a BONUS film challenge

Hey, everyone! Thank you all for coming back to read more! 

Update on my last post. I found a studio apartment where I will be living alone! I am very excited to have the opportunity to live on my own. Like every other girl, I would love to get married and have kids. So, having the next couple years on my own will be so cool! I will definitely write a whole post about moving into your own place once I’m done decorating. 

Anyway, I wanted to discuss where I am at with making my directorial debut. About three years ago, I wrote a short film called “The Sirens.” It is about a girl gang who are hired by women to kill abusive husbands/partner. Originally, the script centered around the character, Arielle, who is the laidback leader of the trio. The rewriting and failed attempts to get the project into pre-production allowed me to rethinking the project as a whole. Instead of focusing on Arielle, I wanted to expand the short film into a series of short films. Essentially, Celeste and Margo will get their own short (the other girls in The Sirens). Also, there will be an over arching conflict that connects the series. The project deserves to be a series, rather a limited series. Since I am trying to portray abuse which is a LARGE problem, I think it is fitting that there are a few examples of it. 

As of now, Arielle’s and Margo’s introductions–the first two films in the series– have been written. I think Margo’s needs a little more finessing, but solid. I am writing Celeste’s introduction. 

Ideally, I would like to enter pre-production for the introductions by May. I keep trying to recruit people for the project, but life seems to get into the way. The timing was wrong for me to try to plan shooting right after my summer program. 

I kept feeling disappointed with myself for not having everything in order to make these films! I love the idea. People who I explain the project to always sound really excited about the idea. In addition to needing to sort out my life, I had a lot of self-doubt about my creativity. In college, I chose to go down the screenwriting track opposed to the directing. My heart wanted me to still make this film or something while I was studying, but I never made the time for it. I came to the realization that the only person actually in the way of me going through with this idea is..me.

There is no doubt that this will be an uphill battle. HOWEVER, I am ready to climb! Anyone who wants to be a part of this project, you know how to get in contact. 

Since you stuck with my post, I am going to treat you guys to my edition of the 10 day film challenge circling instagram! Reminder of the rules, there is no explanation and no order. Just an image from the film. Of course, these 10 film stills come from “The Sirens” Lookbook. 

1) Death Proof tumblr_nmcshj3ULB1sboxlio3_1280.jpg

2) Her 40074910_10211478047936378_19929030505529344_o

3) The Neon Demon The-Neon-Demon-Jesse-the-neon-demon-40305692-1897-1286

4) The Great Beauty 39937450_10211473159214163_7698861167367684096_o

5) City of Women 39997295_10211478058096632_6978327876013654016_o

6) Sunset Boulevard 40136566_10211494033856016_6648480138642063360_o

7) Goodfellas 40125368_10211494046976344_3933625465389973504_o

8) Little Miss Sunshine 40104955_10211494054256526_6127580084007075840_o

9) Blue Velvet 40139907_10211494065336803_262933431095132160_o

10) Good Will Hunting 39934459_10211473224935806_1818821746803867648_n

Welcome to My Introduction

I find it appropriate to post a little bit about myself and my objective for this whole thing. My name, for those of you who have not realized it yet, is Sabrina. I am a screenwriter, producer, photographer, and now a blogger. Originally from Philadelphia, I recently moved to Los Angeles, which will be the topic of my first official post. Keep an eye out on Monday for that. For those who love astrology as much as me, I am a Libra Sun, Pisces Rising, and Aries Moon. I am writing a series of short films under the title of “The Sirens” with hopes of entering film production by April or May of 2019. Additionally to writing that, I am writing my first real feature length film.

What I want this blog to focus on is mainly my love for cinema combined with personal things occurring in my life. Everyone has three sides to them. One part is what the world sees. Second part is what their loved ones see. Lastly, the third side of everyone is the side they seem themselves. In this crazy world, it is impossible to be defined by one term exclusively. I want my blog to focus on the many sides to my life from career, personal relationships, travel, and everything else in between.

One may ask, why “Sabrina Shits?”

Well, our lives are so busy. It feels like there is never enough time in the day to relax and read. I want to change that. This blog is perfect to read while one uses the bathroom. Particularly when they have to go number two. My “shitposting” is your “shitreading.” I think I am funny, sometimes.

Thank you for taking the time to read this introduction. Please hit that like button if you as excited as me for this!  I hope to have you back reading on Monday for my first official post.

Sincerely, Sabrina