I have found a title for my script. Or maybe it's found me. As fun and mysterious as it is to keep referring to something as "Untitled", I've taken a deep breath and changed the title page to read An Ode to Odessa.
Logline: A sixteen year old boy's infatuation with a woman he meets on the bus further complicates his already tumultuous adolescence.
It's been cathartic to write from the perspective of a teenage boy and caused me to start to nod to them on the street, as if I were part of their pack. It is only when they respond with dirty looks that I am reminded of my gender and age, both of which have nothing to do with this rare breed of human.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
As things with The Tested heat up, we're excited to update you on our other projects.
Russell's Broken Smile, an exploration of sibling-rivalry set in the indie-folk rock world (check out the fictitious band's posters and a playlist at russellcostanzo.com), is about to enter it's casting phase.
Draft number two is underway on the Untitled Mel Project which centers around a sixteen year old boy's infatuation with a woman he meets on the bus.
Both projects are a bit of a departure from the weight and intensity of The Tested but still explore emotional themes like jealousy, envy, love, and adolescence.