Jist (The Marrow of a Rejection Letter)
Over the course of a year, i have been adapting my practice as a film maker into refining my vision for the films i want to produce. Jist (The Marrow of a Rejection Letter ) was a short story that was created with the intention of being produced into a short film. Through experimental creative writing pieces, story boarding , set design and screen test, a full vision of a short film was created.
It tells the story of a production assistant, who’s role is to type up rejection letters for unsuccessful scripts for a film production company. In the middle of typing, their paper becomes jammed in the feed of the typewriter. In frustration, they leave the bustling writing pool to make a phone call to their significant other. When they head back to their desk the space is empty. They shrug off the atmosphere as they reach their station, the half finished rejection letter lies loosely across the typewriter. As they fix the registration, to finish their last letter – their finger snags.