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”

Working abroad

follow me on brucemac1 on my instagram account Arriving in a new country and building a new client base and work flow is harder than you can imagine. Especially in a country where the language is not English. Accordingly My strategy, was invest time and effort back into myself and the art of making films,Continue reading “Working abroad”

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”

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?”

Sometimes its best to say nothing at all

From Porto – ‘The CITY OF ANGELS‘

Survival strategy

No country of city is free from poverty and unemployment, it’s a sad reality really. On our daily walk to fetch our bread there are several homeless people that sleep on the stairs of a City building. Their belongings wrapped and tied together by a piece of rope. It’s their only belongings. I also metContinue reading “Survival strategy”

Not all days are good days

Yesterday I missed home, I missed all the things I know and that have been such a big part of our lives, my family, our friends our beautiful Noordhoek and my surf spot Muizenberg, especially as winter approaches and the NW winds make it the finest wave for a long-boarder. Arriving in a country whereContinue reading “Not all days are good days”