Fame

April 27th, 2012

This week’s big news is that the ” Burqa ” doc is getting some great publicity and I get to be a part of it. So far this week I have been interviewed by CITR and Schema Magazine. Such good fun and I have to say that I love the limelight and I may even be a whore of fame! I guess when one spends most of one’s time as a composer all alone – that it’s only natural to want to bask in the glow of media attention. The reviews of the film thus far have been quite good and I hope that all this attention translates into more contracts down the road.
Until the next time.

Piss me off!

April 18th, 2012

Ever have one of those days when all you want to do is be understood and help people and for all your good intentions all that you end up doing is pissing people off! Yes well today is one of those days. ha ha
It started out so well and I was energized and ready to take on the world and wham bam in the space of 5 minutes I had pressed many many buttons. I’m innocent I tell you!!! Oh well, I have had enough of these days in my life that I know ” this too shall pass! ” And if you are going to live your life with honesty then you must expect resistance as the world has been conned into thinking it’s normal to be dishonest.

In other creative news, I had a great session in my favorite tea shop yesterday getting to the bare bones of a documentary that I have poked at over the years but which has never really gotten off the ground. I finally realized that it was too vague a concept and because of this I didn’t believe in it. And therefore, If the writer/ director doesn’t believe in it then who else will? Sounds logical and simple but when you’re in your own head thinking about your own project – you need to get to the heart of the story and really know why you want to make the film. In recent years I have let the opinions of others affect my decisions way too much. I think you have to follow your heart of believe in what you gut is saying. It’s good to listen to advice but you have to know when to take it and when to throw it away.

CUTS

April 13th, 2012

What I really want to hear is more and more film directors screaming ” CUT! ” Since that would mean a healthy film industry. But No! It’s the Canadian government cut. cut, cutting the cultural life out of this country. First the Gaming commission funding, then the CBC and now the NFB – which is being so harshly cut that the offices in Toronto and Montreal will close down.
What did I expect when this country is run by a sociopath? We all knew that he was going to rid Canada of any artistic expression that he deemed objectionable. Which is everything except re-runs of Anne of Green Gables.
In a way, I feel sorry for the guy. The backlash from all of these cuts and more to come will mean a thriving gorilla cultural scene and then the rest of the world will be interested in Canada again.

April Showers

April 2nd, 2012

This is a busy month and very diverse. Producing a singer song writer, getting a proposal ready for Bravo, one for the BC Arts Council, revamping the paranormal doc, shooting for my next short film, writing a comedy feature and the initial brainstorming session for the rainforest circus happens at the end of the month.
I fair bit on my plate and I know I’ve left a few things out but it’s doable. Also waiting on news about a show I pitched to The Nature of Things and a radio play I pitched to a station in the US. More later…

Work

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