Ive been checking through the audio of my next documentary release all afternoon. Months of hard work paying off.
Slow Dance Trailer
Besides me wanting to punch out the lights of various internet trolls today, joking about a good man (who loved sharks) burning to death in a car, I thought I’d hang around on my current favourite website marinelayerproductions.com. I caught a trailer on there for Slow Dance which Dane Reynolds (@dreynolds) has been involved in. I love Marine Layer’s site just because it pretty much represents the type of work I would do if I bought ‘that’ studio space in the middle of nowhere, near the ocean. There’s an organic vibe to the work and that’s something I really dig. In our current times where people are constantly being tricked into thinking that ‘buying things’ will make you happy, I enjoy taking in pieces of work like this which embody a better all round vibe. Plus lets not forget the all round sick style of Craig ‘Ando’ Anderson. The man has wings.
Anyways I have yet to watch the whole thing, making this post somewhat weird, but I thought I’d post the trailer for all to see. Get your chops around it asap. It’s a digital release (just like the forthcoming Mastodon one I’ve directed), which is fast becoming the norm. I can understand people wanting physical copies because it is nice to run your hands all over that ‘recycled card’ based digipak and then wave it in the faces of others who might not have it; but digital releases just have a quirkiness about them which I dig.
Check out the film, because I’m going to, and don’t be an internet troll (not unless you want a slap).
"Never give up. No matter what anyone says. Even if you are nearly flat broke. Even if you have to sleep sitting upright for 9 weeks in a van. Even if people don’t understand your vision. Your vision is your vision, and you’ll never die sad or regretful of the fact your pursued a career you wanted badly enough. I’ve shared a lot of thoughts today, but this is primarily because I feel that even though I have an obligation to continue working towards where I want to be; I also have a duty to inspire others.
Don’t stop. Believe in yourself. And that’s all a big ‘self quote’ right there.”
Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (one of my favourite ever documentaries).
I don’t know who made this image so I can’t credit them (thank you), but I think this is one of the truest quotes out there. Arm yourself with this and an ability to be a good person and you are well prepared for a life that suits you best. Don’t drown yourself in drink and partying to hide the fact you want to achieve something incredible. It’s good to celebrate achievement, but when the achievements stop, the celebrations can become a little fickle.
If there’s one thing I’m thankful for it’s the fact I was born with a determination to do things which I feel are right. Sometimes this can get me into trouble because ‘we’ (people) aren’t always right. That’s life. But as for the basic desire to achieve my goals; I keep this quote in my mind. I believe that I will be directing big films one day, and that dream does not suffer because of other peoples lack of foresight. Along with this, if you can help people along the way to your dreams, then you’re a noble soul. Do what you can to achieve the peace in your actions because that’s where happiness lies.
I’m currently working on a very important project with one of the most incredible groups of people I’ve had the privilege to meet and collaborate with. It’s not from my usual project routes, but when I’m at liberty to, I’m going to do a big post on the blog about it. It’s something I feel a lot of you guys will benefit from and I’d love to help you all in that sense.
Anyways, keep the dream alive.