For the first time in a while I got a chance go to the cinema with my husband to indulge our love of film as a punter. We are really lucky that the brilliant Curzon cinemas have opened up a branch in our home town so we could feast are eyes on some films that aren't necessarily the blockbusters! We decided to check out The Grand Budapest Hotel, it was absolutely brilliant and I made sure I had a glass of wine in hand and some popcorn (of course) to accompany me into the screen! Whilst waiting for the film to start I saw a very familiar face and soon realised it was the talented Harry Macqueen who starred alongside me in the award winning short Plastic Love. The trailer was for a great little indie film called Hinterland.
Talking of films, if you read my last blog you will know that I am starring in my husband's latest film Ghost Nets. It's really tough starting out as a Director in this highly competitive profession and most Short Films are either self funded or funded through crowd sourced funding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. It's a great way of sharing the experience of making a film, everybody who contributes can see their hard earned cash on screen and be part of the process.
I also had a nice little photoshoot for a holiday company this week so if you see my face in an in-flight magazine then you are not seeing things! It was a fun shoot with some lovely people, my journey there wasn't so good though as my satnav took me to an almost sheer drop into a mud swamp full of potholes. I'm sure you can imagine sitting at the garage the next morning for 45 minutes trying to entertain a 21 month old in the pouring rain isn't ideal but needless to say there was no damage!!! Hooray... :)
Thanks for reading and I'm sure my next blog will have lots to tell as the Kickstarter for Ghost Nets draws to a close and we begin to make the film!
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