‘Found in trash pit, these 3,500 year old snippets of love poetry from ancient Egypt read as fresh as any kids Facebook post today…’
I’ve had this idea for almost a decade; to adapt a small book of fragments into a narrative whole; I’ve had the book for thirty years. I envision it somewhat like Petronius’ famous satire ‘The Satyricon’ which Fellini adapted so well; or like Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’ set in contemporary Hollywood.
The whole project is imagined with untrained actors, using vernacular phrasing. Small lightweight 4K cameras and LED lighting cost little; it’s a low budget film and could be shot in short stages.