I have often been asked, how has, essentially, a community film, been able to win over thirty international film festival awards, gain distribution across 5 territories, and go viral in Europe? My answer is this: the power of a universal story.
While it’s lovely to be acknowledged, it must be said, that there’s no way I’d be able to achieve what I have achieved without my incredible work-mates, collaborators and colleagues who also carry the vision of Bus Stop Films and Taste Creative, shoulder-to-shoulder with me.
As a director I have discovered that, making great work doesn’t come down to me, at all, it comes down to the team around me and I think that the sooner a creative leader can realise that their ‘genius’ alone can’t produce mind blowing work, the better – for your blood pressure’s sake.
The Creative Process – it’s not always a flowing river, sometimes it’s a hot desert, with sandstorms and spitting camels.
I am on the creative journey of writing a script and have found that it’s called a journey because it’s definitely not a ‘creative stroll’.
There are many landscapes to cross through on this adventure, one of which is a desert.