Last night was the premiere of the short film I produced and co-directed. 'Flame' was shot over two manic days in May (with two of my models) and was finally ready to reveal to friends and colleagues at a private screening in Central London. I was a bit nervous, but the event was a big success.
Shorts are a brilliant way of finding your voice in the competitive world of film. The genre allows you to hone your skills and can function as a stepping stone in your career as a director, writer, cinematographer, or any of the other disciplines.
It was a grey Monday morning - until I sat down with Paul Caister, founder of The Poor School, in King's Cross. The mischievous, witty, actor/director turned teacher, who wears his glasses on the end of his nose, is a true gentleman.
The development team at Renegade Pictures found Jackie's story in the Metro - world's youngest transsexual to take on Miss England beauty pageant. They got hold of a number, it arrived on my desk, and from the moment Jackie answered I knew she would be great on camera.
With creativity and humour Almodóvar continues to surpass expectations, creating provocative and thought provoking films that dually entertain and intrigue us. He will forever be a paragon of world cinema.