The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and...– Rocky—Rocky Balboa, I know it’s cheesy to quote a film and even cheesier to quote Rocky, but I really think he nails it here.
Inspiration is for Amateurs
Who walks into Barney’s in New York with a couple suit cases of clothes, and by the end of the meeting, has sold their previously non existent line to one of the largest department stores in the world? Johanna Ho, that’s who. I interviewed Johanna and Yvonne Ro yesterday. Both are collaborating on a limited edition bag line called RO:JO, and Yvonne has her own line called...
A Little Something On Castings--Excerpt from BSNT
In other cities, going to a casting with only a handful of people ahead of you was a blessing. In Bangkok, a handful of people meant you’d sit in the waiting room for hours watching movies you had forgotten existed on Cinemax. Casting took hours because they did full makeup and wardrobe for every model. It was no touch up either. They straightened curled hair and curled straight...
One day you’ll go to the toilet, check yourself in the mirror, and wonder...– My Dad
About Meeting Famous People
Before the final day of Screen Singapore, I was having a talk with one of my directors about how meeting celebs wasn’t a big deal for me. I’d never been into hero worship, and though I love film, I wasn’t interested in movie stars’ personally. I concluded that meeting Tom Hanks, one of the biggest film stars of all time, wouldn’t be a big deal for me. I was...
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.– Salvador Dali
Rolling Out the Red Carpet means Rolling Out the...
Screen Singapore, the city-states’ first film festival, is here and that means a steady stream of Asian and a sprinkling of Western celebrities will be strutting down the red carpet. It also means a marked lack of sleep for myself and a total lack of anything resembling rest for the poor production people I work with. All in all interviewing celebs on the red carpet is actually...