TV COMMERCIAL

All commercials start with an agency who conceives an idea to fufill a clients marketing strategy and get noticed in the marketplace. The creative team often spend days preparing a pitch, selling their idea. Once this is signed off, the agency then choose three directors whom they think are suitable to execute the creative brief.Continue reading “TV COMMERCIAL”

Liter of Light

Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting the founder of Liter of Light, Illac Diaz to brainstorm. What an inspiration! Humility personified. When you meet a person who cares deeply for his fellow man and woman, and is selfless in the life he leads, it’s a humbling moment. Its an inspiration that if one manContinue reading “Liter of Light”

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”

Rutger Hauer / THE HITCHER

@bladerunner @thehitcher @rutgerhauer Rutger played Manoa, the father of Samson in the recent Biblical Epic. Rutger told me, “I have been killed more times than any other actor in films, I always play the bad guy.” Blade runner was released in 1982, its a classic!!! Working with a legend like Rutger started with me asContinue reading “Rutger Hauer / THE HITCHER”

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”

HOW TO MAKE A DECISION

How do you prioritise what’s important and whats not? What happens when you confronted with a decision? Tony Robbins said ‘it’s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped’ and then I read another quote that jumped out at me ‘Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situation, successful people make decisionsContinue reading “HOW TO MAKE A DECISION”

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”

DIRECTING AN ACTION SEQUENCE

Is being a movie director a glitzy job full of glamour and wealth ? The answer is ‘no’ Its hard work, lots of preparation and a lifetime of living, and loads of perseverance to get to the top of the mountain, much like any industry. But know, that the tall tree catches all the wind!!!!Continue reading “DIRECTING AN ACTION SEQUENCE”

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”