Friday, August 14, 2020

2020 Best Of Covid Edition Film: Ready to Go

Ready to Go by Lynda Reiss
Running Time: 10 minutes
From 2018

Lance Mitchell is taking his cat to be put down. As he and Missy make their weary way to the vet, Lance is keen to work over the thoughts he has on the subject. Cornering an old woman on the bus, Lance relates a story he's read about a man who, fearing knowledge of impending death, has planned to kill himself impulsively by stashing a handgun in his kitchen cupboard. But you shouldn't believe everything you read in the paper. Having successfully had Missy put to sleep, Lance returns home, makes a cup of tea. A handgun lays next to his ginger snaps.


Director's Bio:

Lynda has worked on film and television in American since 1986. In 2003 She moved to the Isle of Man and opened an American Prop House to facilitate the UK and IOM film industries. She was involved in several visiting productions and also Production Designed several Mannin Shorts projects here on island. 

She first directed theatre, with a well-received ‘Steel Magnolias’ run on the Isle of Man. Having worked with some legendary directors as Sam Mendes, Gus Van Sant, Norman Jewison, Lynda has had an amazing directorial education and hopes to bring that knowledge to this project. She has worked on such memorable shows as American Beauty, Cruel Intentions, American History X, True Detective and Stranger Things.

Director's Statement:

Next to the director and writer, no one knows the script as well as the Prop Master. We work with story and create back story. We work with the actors, and collaborate closely with every creative department head. It feels to me a smooth natural progression from Prop Master to Director.

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