- Diaries from an intrepid filmmaker (9)Recipe for talking to the dead We got up really early this morning to try and catch up with those 'initiated' guys I talked about. I'm really puzzled: why would someone give up his village, wife and children to wonder about for months or years? It is so hard to interview through translators. Our fixer/translator speaks very basic Portuguese w […]
- Can we sell a film about a world without money?We launched the pay-it-forward concept with FUTURE MY LOVE at IDFA in Amsterdam a few months ago. This blog post about the thinking behind it was first published on the Huffington Post blog. We're republishing it here on the occasion of I AM BREATHING now also being available as pay-it-forward. "To challenge economy is to challenge ourselves," […]
- Diaries from an intrepid filmmaker (8)I could have screamed with frustration this morning! Number of appointments for the morning: 3 Number of characters not there when we turned up: 3 The cost of petrol is the same here as in the UK. We spend a fortune on transport that is not even reliable. Our motorbike broke down, and only two hours later we managed to get an old car without any suspension. […]
- Diaries from an intrepid filmmaker (7)Today was a messy day We have such a long list of characters and stories that we want to explore. Transport, of course, is one big challenge. Then people not having a concept of time, saying "yes, I will be around" but not being able to pinpoint a specific time – and if by miracle they do then it is us who are being delayed... And if that was not b […]
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