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”

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”

DOES SPORT UNIFY?

I was told that the best way to make friends in a new place is join as many clubs as possible and this way you will meet people. And how right this is : Troy and I joined “Douro Rugby Club,” and the people have been so amazing, caring and have made such a bigContinue reading “DOES SPORT UNIFY?”

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?”

Anyone need a Petrol pump attendant?

Rather amusing, we grew up with petrol attendants, we don’t even get our car, we ask for PETROL , CHECK THE TYRES and water and oil. Well guess what, there are no attendants here, you the driver or passenger are the attendant, Sue ‘s first journey was interesting as she did not know how toContinue reading “Anyone need a Petrol pump attendant?”

You want to loose weight?

Discovery medical aid in South Africa say you should do 10,000 steps, – well we do this daily but not only do we do it, we do 36 odd floors as part of the daily step regime. I am becoming a BOSS !!! To start each day we walk to the bakery and grab freshContinue reading “You want to loose weight?”