After some deep thought, I’ve decided to give up on the idea of three independent movies for my Dominatrix trilogy. The Dominatrix Wore Red, The Dominatrix Was Blue and The Dominatrix Went Dark. Sequels always depend on the success of the first, and, given my total lack of interest (via the screenplay contests and inability to get any actresses to read it) in the first, I have to assume the chances of the second and third being made are zero.
The feedback on RedDom indicated to me that the best overall audience was women, probably 30 and older. I’ve half joked several times that it’s probably better suited for the LifeTime channel. Well I stopped thinking of it as a joke. What if I turned the trilogy into a 6-7 hour miniseries? Granted, it might be at least an equal up-hill battle to get it made that way, but at least it’d be all or nothing.
The main caveat? It seems the likelihood I’d be given directorial control over the project is very slim. I’m still thinking about how I could try to package the product in such a way that there is a reasonable chance I could get to direct. Part of that may boil down to filming a few scenes, which, of course, costs money. Which, of course, has risk associated with it.
But, given my horror concept is dead in the water, I don’t really have a second project (besides my bike racing flick) to think about. So I’m leaning toward at writing the third part, then reworking the three into a coherent whole that could be split out in one or two hour chunks.