Film Dubai

Being in Dubai has been an eye-opening experience. The level of professionalism and desire for excellence is unparalleled. Seeing what has been achieved in 50 years by a visionary leader, ceases to amaze me and many others who have seen this City grow to become what it is today. Similarly, the film industry here isContinue reading “Film Dubai”

City of Gold

Arriving in Dubai, you come to see incredible wealth, the City is a buzz, business seems to be on a HIGH, the film business is certainly booming. The new desire to keep up with the Jone’s means innovative content is the new buzz word and this is a wonderful addition to the film world, asContinue reading “City of Gold”

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”

WE ALL NEED CONNECTIONS

The Jelly fish was the ANTAGONIST in my first film THE PERFECT WAVE, and we are about to embark on a new job thats called for one…. brings back memories. They say it’s not what you know, but who you know. Is this true? Being in Portugal we knew nobody in March 2021, had noContinue reading “WE ALL NEED CONNECTIONS”

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”

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?”

World Record

Friends are an integral part of life, it doesn’t matter if you two hundred thousand miles apart, the connection remains and the bonds created over time are priceless. One priceless friendship is with explorer and waterman Chris Bertish who has asked Bruce Macdonald to be on his “Board of advisors” on his newly opened ChrisContinue reading “World Record”

Deal at last !

What a process setting up home, – after looking for ages we have at last signed our lease. What a relief! Here is how it works – # deposit of two months (called a bond) , # Plus three months rent up front , – May, June and July. But what makes life interesting isContinue reading “Deal at last !”

Art or Vandalism? – Porto

What role does Graffiti play in society? Some love it, others hate it … some is even commissioned by municipalities like this piece below – This huge eye catching piece is called “AN.FI.TRI.AO (meaning host) who welcomes people to the city of Porto. The graffiti was done by artist Frederico Draw in 2015. I personallyContinue reading “Art or Vandalism? – Porto”