It’s been difficult to get into this blog writing but hopefully as I work more on projects I’ll have more relevant things to write.
Currently, I am in pre-production on a project that a university friend of mine pitched to me. He wants me to direct and help write it and I was more than willing to oblige. The short film will be about two friends’ search for the perfect woman – if she exists! It will be a comedy short and more details and updates can be found at www.facebook.com/wouldyounoticeme
Other than that project, I am currently preparing for an interview with none other than Double Negative! (www.dneg.com) If you’re interested in visual effects, I’m sure you would have heard of them as they are Europe’s largest provider of VFX for films. They have worked on countless great films including Inception, Iron Man 2, The Dark Knight and many many more. They have created some stunning visual effects shots and I am so excited to have an interview with them! Just got to make sure I’m prepared.
I’ll try to add more to my blog as ‘Would You Notice Me?’ progresses but remember to check the Facebook page for more details.
So, I moved to London on 16th February 2012! I took the plunge and decided to make this move to be closer to the hub of the British film industry. It’s a big move but I’m going to do anything (within reason) to get where I want to be.
I attended the Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass 2012 over the weekend of 17-19th Feb this year. If you haven’t heard of it,check out www.guerillamasterclass.com and you’ve heard of it but haven’t been, why?? It’s a truly brilliant weekend that will either confirm or spark your passion for film. Chris Jones really knows what he’s talking about and the guest speakers bring in other great views of the industry and processes.
Out of the weekend, I was lucky enough to land a job as a stills photographer, which then turned into photographer/general assistant. The job was on the shoot for a short film called ‘Twig’, written and directed by Lucy Townsend. It was a great experience and I recommend anyone wanting to work in film tries to get such a job. The experiences are invaluable and will test you to see if you truly want this life. It can be gruelling, especially if you’re not expecting to get involved in so many areas but it’s fully worth your time and effort.
I’ll write more as I get further into the industry and I’ll keep updating as I work on my own project, which is at the beginning stages but showing a lot of promise.
Go out and work on something!