Since the beginning of Project Bluesphere I’ve never gone this long without writing a blog, arrrgggg!.
The reason I’ve turned into such a slacker is that I’m waste-deep in writing “The Minimalist Sailor” script.
The main character is a blogger who lives in New York City. After loosing his day-job, he travels to Florida to fix up his parents old sailboat in order to sell it six years after their tragic, and fatal auto accident.
Our main character grew up spending vacations and summers with his father aboard their boat but lost interest after collage and focusing on the “real” world.
After restoring the old-boat he decides to go cruising as no new job opportunities present themselves. After only a month at sea his best friend scores them a large contract and our main character decides to return to the matrix and get back to work.
During his sail back to Florida he his hit by a freighter while sleeping at the helm. He is stranded at sea with only his rowing dinghy and no oars. He floats at sea living on rainwater for nearly a month. After extreme exposure, and inches from death, he is rescued by an old sailor who is well into his 80’s. The old man teaches our main character the ways of The Minimalist Sailor during their long journey back to civilization.
The old man dies at the end of the 3rd act leaving his boat to our main character along with a book he has been working on his whole life which outlines the path to simple life at sea.
Our main character becomes The Minimalist Sailor and chooses to live simply off of the ocean.
I’m starting production this coming January in New York, Florida, and will be filming through the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Colombia, and Panama. The first and half of the 2nd act will be produced between January and March. The rest of the film will be completed here in Panama.
So I must apologize for not writing more often but my creative efforts are tightly focused on my script at the moment.
Carla is working hard on paint and varnish, and today I put a new bank of batteries in the boat (6x6v), and changed the filters on the watermaker.
Peace from Panama.
Sail Far and Live Slowly