Scripted Ink. is delighted to announce that development investment funding will be provided to newly-inducted Pathways writer John Alsop for his feature film project, Oblong Days.
‘This is another of the tempest-in-a-teapot series that appeals to me’, says John, ‘made from the smallest fragments of everyday life — this time in the world of the suburban school tuckshop, once universal but gradually disappearing today — Oblong Days quietly addresses bigger stuff in the wider world.’
The series centres on Faye, a middle-aged divorcee seeking a fresh new outlook on life through the school tuckshop she manages – and the other women of different ages and backgrounds who work alongside her.
John will be developing his story outline into a draft script, with the assistance of script editor, Sue Smith (Saving Mr. Banks, Mabo). John and Sue have worked together for the best part of thirty years, in one capacity or another.
‘It’s always a joy, particularly when he’s writing a wholly original work that he loves, and that articulates his own very special, gently comedic, wise and tender take on the world’, Sue said of working with John. ‘Oblong Days is such a work. I really look forward to offering whatever I can to help John craft the screenplay exactly as he sees it in his mind’s eye’.