7 years ago it all began. I started it as a way to keep a diary of my last few months at University while I wrote my dissertation and made my final year film. I thought it could serve as a place to keep my portfolio (of the little work I had) for after Uni. It turned into a different beast where I wrote rambling thoughts, stories and where I could talk about film. Now it's grown up it be more of the same except now, its all about film and a bit of TV thrown in too.
I think I ramble on about this story about 'where it all started' each year or I simply forget I have a blogaversary. Many things have changed from 7 years ago though...
The changes? Well, obviously the name. The original name was amusing at first but as time went by it grew less relevant and more like a private joke no one would get unless you were there at the time. The new name is what its all about.
Working away at my usual Watch List, the occasional Remake vs Original and the Blind Spot series, but my new venture, Around the World is proving to be something else. Its slow going at the moment, mostly due to time (day job taking over right now, mentally) but its opening my mind up to films I never would have thought about. Usually led by story, looking at different countries first then story may seem unfair but discovering whats out there is more fascinating than I expected.
Apart from my posts and my growing film knowledge and discovering, I have been in pre production on my new short film with my friend aka Close Encounters of the 35mm Kind, written by me, produced and directed by us and edited by her, we'll be kicking off our crowdfunding campaign in the coming months (not many if any funding options out there). Keep your eyes peeled for 'Late Nights at the Movies'.
I'll try and start something new each year but this year is pretty much jam packed! Here's to another 7 and more years!