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Corvus : showing at VIFF… I couldn’t be more proud of my husband

Do you know what it is like to have an idea, to foster that idea (into a script), to surround yourself with talent and to make that idea a reality- something tangible?  Loads of people say “one day I’ll make a movie”  or “I’ve go this great script”  but for whatever reason the idea faded to the back burner and slowly extinguished into itself.

But for some an idea does turn into something real.  And how amazing is that.  No seriously, how freaking amazing is that.  It is not easy.  It takes dedication, and commitment.  It calls for an alignment of goals, sticking to them even when the money runs out, and making decisions right for a project that may at the time appear selfish but in the long run are right for a bigger picture. Long hours, Big Decisions, No Easy Wins.

This past year or so my husband committed himself to following thru on a idea.That idea was Corvus.  Now that idea is real – And showing at Vancouver International Film Festival

Corvus –  a short film – A crime reveals itself, as a weary police detective puts together the pieces of a young woman’s murder.

http://www.viff.org/festival/films/f5372-corvus

Short film Produced by Mike Gill

Corvus premiered last month at the Montreal Film Festival, and this month Corvus has been chosen to partake at VIFF.   I am proud and honoured to be the producers wife.

Check out and like the Corvus Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/CorvusTheFilm

It has been a long road.  Many hours of planning and discussions about the correct execution and delivery of the story with the director, DP and himself.  My husband spent countless hours wrapping his mind around this script through all stages of production.  Long days of shooting – crew members working for the love of the art, talent so taken by the script they wanted more and others contributing  via an indiegogo campaign (http://www.indiegogo.com/corvusfilm) for the last push in hopes of seeing a finished product. Now it is a Film Noir Short Film ready to show the world!

It is never easy being a “film” mom.  But this post is not about that.  This is about how proud I am of my husband and his achievement.  He probably doesn’t get enough praise at home because I’m too wrapped up in the day to day goings on about my own work and our family to look up.  But I want him, and the world to know how amazing this success is – I want to take a moment – for him to take a moment to take  all in – to breath in this success, his success- actually to take a few good deep breaths- success like his should feel like a wonderful crisp cool breeze waking you from a restful sleep – I am proud and consider myself very lucky to have him as a best friend.

I am honoured to be a small part (really just in a supportive role) of this beautiful, thought provoking film.  What a dream come true for my husband.  He is honestly amazing at what he does.  I LOVE to watch him at work.  There are days I miss being his coordinator. I think back to being engaged and falling deeper in love with him because I could watch him at work.  He knows equipment, how it works, and because of that how to make a film look better.  But even more than being a smart man, he walks the walk, he is respectful, honorable, and loves what he does.  He can work a room like no other – but it isn’t the stereotypical Hollywood producer type- he creates a positive energy, he will have you laughing even when behind schedule, and cares for everyone he works with. I miss being able to watch him work. He is right where he wants to be and has so much more to look forward to.

Here is the trailer for Corvus, which my husband produced:  http://vimeo.com/43406106

GO TO VIFF and see it!

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Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil

My girlfriend Nic invited me to go to Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil the other night.  What a treat!!

I love  grand spectacle music concerts and I love Cirque Du Soleil.  I’m the person sitting in front of you singing out loud (probably off key and annoying you), dancing in my seat willing to jump up  and exuberantly clap hands if the performers give the smallest hint to do so.

Cirque puts on a great show.  This show was more dancing than aerobatics but still managed to take my breath away at times.

She crawled out of a book, I swear she was rubber

Pole Dancing is amazing I’d kills for 1/4 of her strength

You try dancing attached to this contraption

I didn’t realize how much the music of Michael Jackson was and is part of my life. Let’t talk Music – just his music – I don’t want to talk about his personal life. I have specific memories relating to certain songs of his.

Thriller – Monumental!  Groundbreaking! 1982!  Choreography that is recognizable and copied with great joy to whomever is doing it.  (a quick search on youtube will give you a variety of videos – weddings, lego, prisons, animated, tv shows, movies) I remember sitting with my brother watching MTV in a hotel room – we were glued to the tv. The costumes, the choreography, it was bliss.  MTV was airing it 2 times an hour to meet the demand for the 14 minute video. I was hooked to music videos.  For years and years after watching MJ’s Thriller video  my brother and I would sit together and bond over music videos.

Billy Jean – My brother and I trying to learn to do the moon walk.  Of course my brother easily picked it up.

The Way You Make Me Feel – Picture this: a late 80’s (1987) teen club in Kamloops (the one on the North Shore, not Checkers). Dancing in the typical girl circle with Kyna, Michelle, Chrissie and other gal pals with our purses in a pile in the middle, hoping to catch they eye of an out of town KIBIHT player.  I remember wanting the dress, the bangles, the boots and of course the hair of the actress in the video.  I still love short dresses and good boots.

 

Now I’m a mom and Michael Jackson is still in my life.  I play Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough, PYT and other Jackson classics for  my daughter.  She jumps on the bed and I tell her how good this song or that song.  

Thanks again Nic  I had a great evening.