mardi, juin 19, 2012

Producer

Almost one year ago, I was sent by my professional counselor to Metz, in order to meet the responsible of Lorraine State Film departement, for some advice and help regarding the distribution of the Bête des Vosges Film and my Film work in general.

The lady there mostly said to me: "Get a producer."
Hell, In no way I intended to follow that advice.

Look, I've been there.
Not with Film Producers, but with book publishers. Same thing. I know how that works. Or better: How it doesn't work.
I am way too old now to spend my physical, financial end emotional energy in writing hundreds of applications and then dealing with all the rejections or the lack of response. This energy is far better being put into creative work itself. Even if, and this is true too. You don't get far as an artist on your own. Festivals, Distributors, Reviewers - most of them will ignore you. Because people don't take art serious unless it has been legitimated by a third party, such as a publisher or a producer.
On July 2, I will be in Metz again. Meeting the producer who will procuce the Merula Dawn" Film. I didn't find him. He found me.   Sometimes Life insists on certain details.




mercredi, juin 13, 2012

Rain and strawberries

My mom is in Basel during all month for medical reasons and so I am here all alone. I spend most of my days working and occasionally driving the carless neighbor into town.
Benni has got a flu recently and I had to take him to the vet. He's already a lot better now.
In spite of the cold and rainy weather, the plants outside grow georgously well. Really, I don't want to brag ;-) but my strawberries are regular giants, this year.
And the pumpkins - all of them - are doing well to, some even grow their first buds.
In general these first buds and flowers are not the ones who finally get fertilized, but it's a good sign when they show up so early.