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”

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”

Absent father

Earning money and keeping ones family is no longer a straightforward task. There are so many men and women that travel away from their families for extended periods in order to pay the bills. Many African men leave their families behind and go to the Cities in search of work, some children only see theirContinue reading “Absent father”

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?”

Sometimes its best to say nothing at all

From Porto – ‘The CITY OF ANGELS‘

Opening a Bank account in Portugal- what a mission

Mission – opening a bank account Mission – getting a mobile phone contract So you think its easy to open a bank account, let me tell you its not, I have been dealing with ABANCA for over three weeks to get an account open. They have questions, more questions and more questions. However I foundContinue reading “Opening a Bank account in Portugal- what a mission”

Cape Town vs Porto

It’s Friday, and we still in Lockdown. We stay in the most attractive house, situated on the river. The rent is EURO 1500,00 (R 27’000,00) which is pretty expensive but I feel if you stay in a nice place you wake up feeling happy each day but when I compare our home in South AfricaContinue reading “Cape Town vs Porto”