I've planned them, and even begun recording on them, but for some reason or another, they were never completed.
This Blog explores the movies I began working on, but then abandoned. (Oh, the guilt!)
1. WAR PAINT
War Paint is a sitcom about drag queens. Wrote the script, and even started animating the thing, but then I stopped... y'see, I also wrote an hour long drama version of the script, and felt I'd rather focus on perfecting that, rather than working on both the drama version AND the animated comedy version.
The series was set in a drag cabaret in Blackpool, and focused on the lives of the drag queens, bouncers and wardrobe people working there. We'd see them at work, their personal lives, and sometimes we'd even see what happens when the two clash.
2. Gay Boys: Natalie Cassidy vs. Mecha-Patsy Palmer
The idea came from watching Natalie Cassidy's E4 show, "Becoming Mum". In it, she talks about her fan base. I thought, "Really?! Sonia Fowler has a fan base?!"
I thought about what would life be like for a Nat Cass fan? What if you were a closeted Nat Cass fan? And what if she became a genuine monster, due to her own ego?
That, I thought, was hilarious. So I began animating! But after I made the Gay Boys Pilot, I wanted to do something new, which eventually became "Malcolm the Man". There's some animated footage of a giant Natalie Cassidy stomping around the city, which I may upload one day, because it's fun.
3. The Nobletts
It was basically The Avengers meets Mrs. Doubtfire. Kind of.
It was about Big Ben, an egotistic landmark and his downtrodden wife Victoria. Ben's world is torn apart when a new, more popular, landmark arrives, Eileen, the London Eye.
Annette Badland had recorded the poem, on the same day as Malcolm, and I even began animating. But I paused on it, because it just felt like more of the same. I liked Malcolm because it was so different, and it felt too soon to be doing it again.
Maybe, one day.