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”

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”

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?”

Man’s best friend?

Are pets part of your family? Can you leave them behind when you immigrate? Our choice was to bring them once we had settled. This was three months after our departure. Where do you leave your pets whilst they wait for you? Do they feel abandoned? Our situation was almost perfect, the tenants at ourContinue reading “Man’s best friend?”

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”

Yay it’s weekend

Wanted to visit Lello, and wow it was so worth it, it’s beautiful, the attention to detail is phenomenal. The books are all for sale, so it was fascinating browsing the shelves. Sue and I bought Skye a cooking book, as her graduation gift for passing her two years with great results at Silwood. PityContinue reading “Yay it’s weekend”