Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Adventure Begins...

Hurray! Signs of life from SODEC. Just got an email from them. That's the Quebec funding agency I applied to recently for those of you who are new to this blog...

Hey. Wait a minute... They're telling me my project doesn't qualify!

Surprised? Me? About as surprised as receiving my Sham Wow in the mail and discovering that a couple of sheets of paper towel do pretty well the same job. But, this sure was a surprise!

You can read about my reasons for putting up a fight with this project in the previous post.

My reply to them follows below. I didn't include their email because... Well, it was by the book and dreary. So is my reply, but I didn't have anything new to post, so what the heck, eh?

I promise to be more entertaining in future posts. Like this, for example:

There have been many times I've felt like that squirrel in this business.

Here's my reply to SODEC:

Cher M. R.,

Please excuse me if I write to you in English.

I would like to point out that the eligibility requirements detailed in the SODEC document entitled “PROGRAMME D’AIDE √Ä LA SC√ČNARISATION” on page 4 also goes on to state:

(Reference to SODEC's Screenwriting Assistance Program deleted out of mercy for my readers)

Other than any awards received for my work, I do fall into this category. I have signed at least 3 contracts... Blah, blah...

It would seem that the SODEC requirements are somewhat subjective in nature. I would like to ask you to reconsider my application for funding and would like to know if there is an appeals process.

My credentials are noteworthy and I feel that this project should be judged on its merits.

Thank you for your understanding.

Vince DC

Can't get around it. This is boring shit. Here's something that should ease some of that pain:

Oh well, back to bottom feeding for now...