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”

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”

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”

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”

CREATING CONTENT

Telling stories is what media is all about, capturing the minds and imagination of those who see what you make. Is there any point in being average? How do you stand out in a world that has imagery everywhere? As a film maker I am realising that content and short stories are becoming more andContinue reading “CREATING CONTENT”

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”