Friday, 22 February 2013

the river, 16mm

i shot this more than a year ago.

recently it became part of the official selection at a french film festival that isn't cannes. rendering the mention of any film-festival-success irrelevant. (i won't allude to the other festival selection in amsterdam then...) and i would loved to have shown you, but enough time has passed for me to view the film objectively (rather than as a child i spent months nurturing). honestly? it's terrible.

you'd be more productive racing raindrops down your window, attempting to make creme caramel, or dancing in your underwear (wait that is always productive).

and yes, that alien is wearing a snuggie®.

edit — it just got into another two film festivals, so if you want to see it, you can here:

festival du film d'altkirch (i have no idea either) 12-14th april
international short film festival of barcelona 18-22nd april

edit — this ended up screening at over 24 film festivals, but none cannes so my life still isn't complete.

Monday, 11 February 2013

happy (lunar) new year!

work hard, (work the hardest i ever have—not in a japanese husband way, but a heroine with a destiny to fulfil way — and without sympathy because i'm a modern day protagonist who need no approval).

document/photograph life.

read often, (ten books + whatever i find while drinking tea).

watch a film a week.

learn another language to fluency; answering a little when asked 'can you speak this language?' is not fluency. let's face it, we all understand un peu le francais.


social interaction: accept it.

meaning: stop shutting people down within the first ten seconds of meeting them.


dance, (even when friends whisper 'i don't know you' as they side-step off the street).

Friday, 1 February 2013