Depression bubbling under the surface, or hovering above, never seen by any, only felt by me. I was used to it. Familiar. At times I would think, "I need to sort this out" and alcohol would come along, "remember our agreement? I can take care of this for you." And it did.
7: It's only a film. You are not curing cancer, nor rescuing small children from famine or even dishing out soup to the homeless. You're stood in a North Face jacket getting pissed off because the biscuit selection is crap today. Directing is a job, but people have real jobs, people work harder and get paid much less.
I have been really struck by the child-like quality of the writing. I remember Ingmar Bergman saying about Strindberg that the key to the plays is their rage. I think this is true. But I also think there is something very fragile in there; an aching vulnerability.
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.
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.
'Lord of the Rings' actor, Andy Serkis, is set to make his directorial debut with a big screen adaption of George Orwell's
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.