After reading an inspiring article in the November New Yorker about Lena Dunham a amateur filmmaker who's struck a chord with some big wigs at HBO, I feel energized and creative myself.
I will be shooting a short film over the winter break I'm calling "Family". I will write a rough script for my own sake, but this will be a pretty guerrilla production. It wont be any more than 10 minutes when all is said and done (hopefully closer to 6). Without giving much away it will involve death, secrets, guns (though not in the way you might expect), and of course, family.
Shouldn't take more than a week to shoot and edit. Expect it online before Christmas. Also check out Lena Dunham's web series, "Delusional Downtown Divas". It's a hoot!