A lesson from a Chinese kitchen worker

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A couple of weeks ago I felt the need for some western food while working in Beijing. Not that I have anything against Chinese food but after eating it on a daily basis i was eager for something less oily and slightly more nutritious so I ventured to Sanlitun, known for it’s eclectic cuisine, and visited the Bite-a-Pita joint which … Read More

Life is like…

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Hey peeps, I came across a great thought for the day, scribbled on a white board, at the underground tube station while commuting into town. I think its great that the TFL (transport for London) guys inject a dose of humour and positivity into our lives whenever they get the chance. Try and do the same for others too. So, … Read More

Don’t jump to a conclusion just yet

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A few weeks ago, I was shooting a Chinese film – a drama of all genres – around London and we were struggling to find a particular location which required from us to close down a junction, with a number of shops, for four days while taking over both streets and having to buyout the shops business for their troubles. … Read More

Aim to be a Franco

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There’s this virus going around which causes quite a few of us to live a life of scarcity. A virus that has to be eradicated if we are to get anywhere in life. It really isn’t much of a virus, to be honest, but more of a mental way of thinking. I call it a virus because when I meet … Read More

Be the kid at heart

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Picasso once said ‘you only need to see an uninhibited child to see a genius.’   As gron ups most of us don’t remember or recollect those moments of joy and happiness back when we were kids. Having no worries or concerns, getting away with mischief and mayhem, crying when we felt like it, laughing just for the hell of it. All … Read More

Time For Change

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If you live in London or England for that matter you are aware of the referendum which took place a couple of days ago and which left a foul taste in people’s mouths. You may be dissatisfied, annoyed, anxious, concerned, bitter, confused and any other adjective I may have missed out on but the fact remains that we are out … Read More

See the bigger picture

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A wise man once said making films is easy, Its enjoying the process that is hard. playing hard and working hard comes with the territory when being a film producer. There are many hills to climb, hoops to jump through and fires to put out on a daily basis. you get to be a negotiator with your crew, a shrink … Read More

The Rebel Reader

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Hey rebelionists, I wanted to chat to you about the need to read – every day. I came across a quote this morning from Rebecca Solnit ‘A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another.’ I truly believe that it’s not enough to listen to audios and go to seminars to learn from the best filmmakers … Read More

If in the jungle…

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The Jungle Book which is currently out in cinemas is smashing box office records and it is a timeless classic which is loved by both kids and adults. Rudyard Kipling wrote these short stories as fables more then a century ago using animals to stand in for humans and to teach us the moral lessons about life. The book eventually … Read More

The Spring of 22

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Yes, it’s spring time here in the UK finally, after a long and chilly winter that’s been dragging on for months and not letting go. And on todays blog I would like to talk about why the number 22 is such a promising start to all you filmmakers out there and the relevancy it has to your mission in life. … Read More