originally approached me about her 1one Gun Anthology, a series
of short films all tied up by a set of rules, I had another
story in mind to film for the anthology, one in where the events
of the movie proceeded backwards, showing the revelation at the
end of the film, which would have actually been the beginning of
the events chronologically. But before I even had a chance to
start on the script, she informed me about the possibility of
not filming the film due to the third actor maybe not showing up
to the shoot.
Now keep in mind,
this was when I had already requested and got permission to get
four days off, just in case we weren't able to accommodate our
schedules for a set day, and right as we had finished shooting
Whisper: Voices and I was
rushing around trying to get ready comics for
so not being able to shoot in any of those days pretty much
meant not shooting the movie at all. Instead of worrying about
whether we'd be able to shoot the movie or not if we didn't get
a third actor, I volunteered to come up with a "plan B", to
rewrite the script that Christina originally had as a
two-character script, scrapping the third character (And
therefore, the need for a third actor) out of the storyline.
And as I finished
the rewrite, for some reason, I decided to write an "alternate"
ending to the film, one that changed the mood of the story
This was the birth
Christina ended up
liking what I did with the rewrite and decided to go with that
script instead, so a third actor eventually became our cameraman
instead (Thank you, Andy), and as we discussed about the script
and the way to film it, I talked her into doing a dual-project,
two films with different interpretations and endings. Although
this originally started as my way of getting the alternate
ending filmed (Since it was originally going to be scrapped, or
shot IF we had time for it), it ended up as my project just
because I wanted to edit the movie in the way I thought it
should flow, which grew into me actually directing and shooting
different shots from the same script, and making a completely
different movie out of it.
And the title
itself, it came as a fluke. I had no idea what to call my movie
when Christina asked me for the title, so I just sort of blurted
out "blue". I guess you could say that the color reflected the
mood of the characters, or the way the story goes, or as
Christina said in her notes, "a
'blue moon' is the instance when 2 full moons occur in one
month, which occurs about every 2 years. So if you’re looking
for symbolism, blue= 2", but seriously, I think I just called it
that because that's what the story itself reminded me of as I
read it, it reminded me of why we all feel blue sometimes, down
at the things life throws at us.
In the end, this
film probably wouldn't have been possible if Christina didn't
write that script first, so I say the credits goes out to her.
Blue is my love
letter to the action thriller genre, and hopefully it'll
entertain those who enjoy the same kind of films as I do.