A lot has changed over the last year and a half… I got married for one! I’m also traveling and generally living life more, which in-turn will hopefully inform and enhance any projects I tackle in the future. Actually, just the other day I watched a recent video of Paul Laverty saying it is essential to good screenwriting… so I guess I’m on the right track!
Over the past couple years I have also found a passion for photography, and not only is this a new creative outlet but it also lends a hand with increasing my sense of visuals in relation to film – so both creative endeavours are adding something new to one another. I have also added a photography page on the site, so please feel free to have a peak through some of the photos.
As you may have known I was also working on the feature film ‘Cruel Acts of Kindness’ which fell through late 2011. At that time it absolutely devastated me as I devoted a good proportion of a year & and half to its pre-production – which appeared to be all for nothing! They say time heals all wounds, which may or may not be true, but it has enabled me to see the benefits of all that hard work. I would even go as far as to say that though it was definitely a setback (and again I apologise to the cast & crew and thank them for their efforts), it was also a blessing in disguise…
The blessing means that I can start work on a feature film project that I am personally very passionate about. First and foremost the subject & theme is its main focus and where the project derives – not out of the need to make a film, but rather to confront this particular social issue facing Australia (not to mention other well-off countries). I am taking all the lessons I’ve learnt from the former project and pouring them into the latter. If you want to follow any updates that occur with this project titled ‘A Fair Go’, swing over to contempovision.com