If you have read First Person Singular and Mohammed and Hanka, then you know that I am working on screenplays for a short movie. Remove is another screenplay, depending on how you count these things. As far as the Doha Film Institute is concerned, it is a revised version of First Person Singular. As far as I am concerned, it is a completely new story, that just happens to share a few elements in common with an earlier story. It all comes down to semantics. Writing a new story is unacceptable to the DFI, as they selected me for their film program on the basis of First Person Singular. Then again, my tutors are very insistent that I make changes – to the point where most of us would question what was left of the original. Ho hum. Think of it like Jimi Hendrix playing the Star Spangled Banner or Miles Davis performing My Funny Valentine. It has the same roots, but grew in a very different direction.
After all that wordplay about wordplays, here it is.