The Herzog Way

The Herzog Way

This is taken from a chapter in Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic which I encourage you to read if you haven’t already done so. And in this particular chapter Elizabeth relays a moment when her friend, who was living in Italy as an independent filmmaker, was annoyed...
10 ways to keep active during the lockdown

10 ways to keep active during the lockdown

Now that the winter of our discontent is behind us we have the spring of the virus to contend with and it comes at no better time than Easter, which is just around the corner.  Being cooped up in doors, especially if you have a family with kids, can be...
Why don’t artists ask?

Why don’t artists ask?

Starting out as a street performer known as ‘The 8ft Bride’, exchanging white flowers with strangers for money, Amanda Palmer learned pretty quick that there is an art to asking which she then proceeded to take into her music while touring with her band ‘The Dresden...
Be More Pirate

Be More Pirate

No, this isn’t an article about Johnny Depp but more to do with his persona as the loveable Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of The Caribbean franchise. We all seem to like a good, mischievous pirate and why is that?  Because pirates can give the current...
The 2020 Artist

The 2020 Artist

Welcome to your new decade.  And I’d like to kick it off by saying that we are all artists at heart. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a director, producer, writer or an actor – being the artist is where it’s at.  There are clearly some identifiable traits...
Good… Or interesting

Good… Or interesting

I had a conversation with a director friend of mine a few days ago and he mentioned an issue he was having with a landlord over a property deal and the landlord refusing to pay out what was due etc. etc. It’s the sort of conversation we come across, every now and...