Eden, a former creative film student now living a “normal” life in the city Manchester catches up with a friend chasing his dream of breaking into the underground British music industry in London who is visiting for the weekend.
Mind of Mike
It’s been a while. A little longer than expected but better late than never.
Take Flight is still in the air; we’ve not landed the story yet but after passing the middle mark I’ve spent a lot of time reevaluating the narrative to keep it original, innovative, thoughtful and fresh. Part Nine will arrive very soon but I feel it’s time to share with you the first instalment of my brainchild project that I’ve devoted a lot of time and care too these recent years: Forever Adolescent.
I went to university to study Film and Media in the city of Manchester with similar dreams and aspirations of the majority of creative minds: to write film screenplays that challenged originality and questioned people’s perspectives on life. Four years later, I was working in a traditional job, my ideas and writing being kept to an audience of one: myself. A couple of friends of mine were in similar situations. We were all creative people but we’d channeled our creativity differently resulting in us all walking different paths. What was interesting was to reflect on the paths we’d walked/currently walking and to assess where we were heading.
2017 was a significant year for Manchester. It was the year of the Manchester Arena attack. As painfully heartbreaking and tragically saddening this time was, it brought out the best in Manchester. A multicultural city, home to different religions, beliefs, sexualities, representations within society all came out to support each another and show that no matter what: we are one. Being born and raised in Manchester, I may be biased when I say this but I believe Manchester is one of the greatest cities in the world.
I had the idea for Forever Adolescent by this time, but the project was born out of the love I witnessed and felt for Manchester following the 22nd of May 2017. This is a story of five friends in their mid-to-late twenties chasing their dreams in a city that is restricted in accommodating to those dreams. The concept is a ten part television based script so keep your eyes open for Episode Two.
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