Awakening the Beast

By Tim Clark

So here we are, just a few days from principal photography on Stash.  For the uninitiated, Stash is a 20-minute film, written by yours truly that will be the final segment in the feature anthology film The Devil’s Five. My good friend Terry Wickham is directing Stash. Terry and I previously worked together on the featurette Hair of the Dog. While I consider that film to be one of the most rewarding creative experiences in my life, there’s no doubt in my mind that Stash is going to completely obliterate Hair of the Dog in every way imaginable.

The team Terry has assembled for Stash is as passionate and driven as we are. Sure, the creative process can be a real bitch with different personalities, motivations and beliefs all clashing together in some of the most uncomfortable and unproductive ways imaginable. And while Stash has experienced some of this, it hasn’t come close to shutting us down our discouraging the team.

It’s only made us stronger.

So as we wind down pre-production and head off into the deep woods of beautiful (and hopefully terrifying) Califon, New Jersey to start putting image and sound to the words I’ve written, I feel both humbled and excited.

Humbled because of the dedication and faith put forth by the 20+ person crew who I haven’t even met yet.

Excited because I feel that creative spark again – a fire in the belly that makes me want to write really crazy shit that makes friends and family question my sanity.

The beast has awakened. Hear me roar.

Stay tuned. More to come.