Ok everyone, I have writers block, can’t think of anything much to write about today.
My motto in life has always been “never look back”, but lately I have been having a bad case of looking back. I recently discovered a clip of my first big film The System aka The Girl Getters, on You Tube. I was so taken with it that I have ordered a copy of the whole film from Amazon. It was largely a very happy experience, filled with people who sadly have left us behind: Oliver Reed, great love David Hemmings, Michael Winner, Derek Newark, with whom I was at RADA, Alex Thomson (camera operator), Andrew Ray…not sure about the other guys and gals who were in the film. I do know that tragic Talitha Pol was in the film. At least the extraordinary Lighting Cameraman and Director:
Nicolas Roeg is still with us. So bad case of looking back, not sure how healthy it is, I am a great one for living in the present and looking to the future.
Yesterday I filmed another poetry session for my pleasure and yours and this time I had the help of two proper professionals: Lincoln Lewis, terrific cameraman, who photographed my short film The Tell-Tale Heart and the film I made last summer with Lee Majors, Almosting It. Lincoln created a wonderful, very expensive classy look for the feature on a pretty tight budget.
The music and sound recording for my poetry reading was provide by another excellent talent Ryan Peck of the Boise Band: Edmond Dantes, love their music and their sound. There is considerable talent based here in Boise and one of my current pursuits is to try to help promote that talent wherever possible. The little poetry session will be up in due course.
When we made The System the talent was largely young and raw, not yet tainted by the darkness of our industry. I see the same passion among many of the young talent here, the enthusiasm and the innocence, it is exciting.
More soon folks.