With a box of chocolates being passed between us, courteously supplied by David, we viewed each others rough cuts for the Adaptation short film for Producing and Directing.People went for a diverse selection of tales, whether it be horror tales like Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven, or more dramatic affairs like A Streetcar Named Desire. Ours, based on The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night Time, drew an overall positive response, with praise going towards the lighting and performances. However, criticism was leveled at the actual edits and the pacing, which some felt was a little too quick and jarring, not giving scenes enough time to breathe. Jack conceded, and admitted there was some extra material he could put back in, to help smooth it out.
A this point, not much to say, as the film is still a work in progress, but I personally agree with the complaints as I too felt it moved a little too quick, especially considering some of the heart felt emotions that this film was trying to bring out in the audience, especially the letter reading scene with the mother's beautiful narration. Still I have faith in Jack to deliver, and well, sayonara 2013, hello 2014! A whole new year of opportunities, trials and laughs. Can't wait!