I had written “DAISY” in 2010 whilst working part time at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital however I had never let anyone read the script as the story a was so dear to my heart. “Daisy” depicts the last days of a twelve-year-old girl, who suffers from sever RECESSIVE DYSTROPHIC EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA (RDEB) and by a chance meets Stinky, who suffers from DRUG ADDICTION.
It is a hard letting someone read a piece of work that you have written however it is harder when you give it to someone who’s option you truly trust above all, therefore you can imagine how terrified I was when Mr P was reading “DAISY”. I just sat there and watched him. The further he got into the script, the more tears came running down his face. When he finally finished, he grabbed me, kissed me and said “you are making “DAISY”. It is is the most beautiful story I have ever read. You have to make this.” I broke into tears and since then I have been driven to share this story with the world.
Seeing that I am pregnant, realistically I would never be able to film “DAISY” before the birth. I wrote this script with me directing it in mind and Mr P insist that I stick to my original plan, therefore if I am to direct “DASIY”, realistically it will have to be in 2015 as I have going to have to give myself 6 months or so after the baby is born to focus entirely on the baby. Once I have got the hang of motherhood, I will be able to pick “DAISY” up and start working on it again. My plan is to have it finished by the end of April 2015.
As there is still a bit time before the birth, I have taken up the producer role for the time being. I hired an Art Director and we have finished the poster, as well as the storyboards for the film. I have also worked out a suitable shooting schedule and budget for the film. I am now scouting for a cinematographer who has similar tastes to me, so that together we will be able to produce the shots that we need to make this story visually as beautiful as it is on paper. Finally before I give birth I hope to have a co-producer in London on board so that I have someone on the ground in London working on “DAISY” whilst I am busy learning all the tricks of being a mother : ))) There is so much to do, however because I am so passionate about this story I am loving every second of it!!!