It occurs to me that this sounds very grand and flash, and why even bring it up.
Well, it makes me sound jolly important, and as a media person that's all we care about. Sounding important. Because surely making films or tv shows is the most important thing ever, right?
I have a close friend who has a family member in hospital right now. The dedication, compassion and skill of those taking care of him is sobering and utterly inspiring and makes all this film talk sound like a lot of old wank.
Don't get me wrong. I love what I do, and grateful to have the chance to do it. Especially with someone elses money!
But it does annoy me when I hear and read people talking about media-related stuff like it's the "only thing worth doing" darling.
Excuse me. But fuck off.
Running around talking loudly about who you know etc and being a ghastly bore full of exagerated bullshit is really not something to be proud of.
I am very very lucky to work with and know a lot of people who are talented but don't feel the need to broadcast themselves and their work to the world at the drop of a hat.
It's kinda sad that people entering the industry nowadays are fixated on the cachet of being "someone" without actually having a creative bone in their body.
I refuse to blame reality tv because it's an easy target, and a wrong one. Believe me there are as many bores in drama and comedy.
So. You may ask why has Uncle Daniel gone on this rant?
But.... I intend to call out some truths in forthcoming blogs and dispel a few myths too.
During the making of my feature I will be unflinching honest.
Should be fun!
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