TOP ACTOR

There are so many genre’s to film and television. There are commercials, short films, tv shows, documentaries, content and corporate films to name but a few. This blog I will share about reality TV, and a show that I had the honour of working on. Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents purportedly unscripted real-life situations, oftenContinue reading “TOP ACTOR”

FILM LEGENDS

MARCUS NISPEL, SHANE MARTIN & HOWARD GUARD Working in film you get to meet people from all walks of life, this is what makes it such an amazing Industry. We sometimes think the famous people are the ones that are special, but its a combination of the many factors that leads one to success andContinue reading “FILM LEGENDS”

RESIDENCY IN PORTUGAL

What’s needed for Residency? My wife a British citizen and is a Resident of Portugal, and with Brexit, she had to apply for a Residency certificate. This allowed the family to apply for re-unification. A lengthy process but it’s done. In order to achieve residency the documents you need all have to be Apostilled &Continue reading “RESIDENCY IN PORTUGAL”

AWARD

Congrats to our team Joe Piscatella, Luke Mason, Chris Mason who directed the film Last Known Co-ordinates, our protagonist and co-director Chris Bertish who captured the imagery of his journey on a GO PRO, which enabled the film makers to put together this unique film for their first official selection of our documentary. The filmContinue reading “AWARD”

ANNOUNCEMENT

Out on digital platforms (Apple iTunes, Google Play & Vimeo On Demand) August 17! So happy to announce that THE LAST KNOWN CO-ORDINATES documentary feature film is releasing in less than a month. Its been a mammoth journey to complete this film, – there were 100’s of hours of footage which Chris filmed on hisContinue reading “ANNOUNCEMENT”

QUESTION OF MOTIVES

Why did we immigrate ? Why Portugal ? What motivated us to move to Porto? Sadly a typical page (NEWS 24 in South Africa) is all about either corruption, crime or mismanagement of companies. Literally all Government Departments are crumbling, the power utility ESCOM has excuses for ‘load shedding’ and their corruption which is effectingContinue reading “QUESTION OF MOTIVES”

JUST STAYING ALIVE?

Is one still useful in the work environment when you 50+ This is a good question, especially when in a new country, – are you marketable?, do you skills meet the requirements of a new destination, will language be an issue? In film, like good red wines, a Director should get better as he/she isContinue reading “JUST STAYING ALIVE?”

How do you measure success?

Moving country is tough enough, but starting over and building on what you’ve achieved is maybe harder? So, looking at the road that lies ahead, inspirational people or quotes often guide good decisions and reset one’s expectations or objectives or puts what has already been achieved into perspective. The film business is hard, it’s aContinue reading “How do you measure success?”

Man’s best friend?

Are pets part of your family? Can you leave them behind when you immigrate? Our choice was to bring them once we had settled. This was three months after our departure. Where do you leave your pets whilst they wait for you? Do they feel abandoned? Our situation was almost perfect, the tenants at ourContinue reading “Man’s best friend?”

Working with Scott Eastwood and Cheryl Ladd?

“Building a life of significance, creating a legacy of real value, means being willing to get your hands dirty being willing to step out in your life onto the platforms of influence you’ve been given and touch lives in need.” Being in a new city is reminds me of lessons already learnt, and what shouldContinue reading “Working with Scott Eastwood and Cheryl Ladd?”