“the more you give life a go the more you realise there ain’t nothing free. So you work hard, put your heart and soul into it and hope something will grow from that. If not, I’ll still be fifty years of age, still playing music, still recording my own stuff so I’m not really too stressed.”
“…it was hell. A very painful film to make with hard lessons learned, but a necessary one that has made me a stronger filmmaker. Film can be fun when all the elements are singing in harmony and elevating the material. That’s when its magic. A lot comes down to the choices you make, but ultimately it’s all about learning. You learn from your failures, not your successes.”
I don’t do many posts in first person, but these are exceptional circumstances indeed! I’ve been lucky enough to be short-listed as best blog in the ‘Arts and Culture’ category by the Blog Awards Ireland. It’s great to see all the hard work paying off and it’s motivating me to no end! Now though, comes…
I think whenever you write something you want people to like it. The best way to do that, usually, is to write what you think is good. That’s basically what everyone tries to do… just to write what they think is good. Part of that is staying true to the characters and the world (which makes it a kids show by it’s design)… and part of that is introducing deeper concepts that we, as writers, are curious about exploring (which makes it more interesting for adults).
I speak to young filmmaker Arran Bradstock about how he got into film, where he’s going with it and his latest short ‘The Long Haul‘.