Brace yourselves!


So last weekend, as in not the one that just passed but the one before, Cody came and visited London on his way back home from Ghana. It was really nice to see him again and get all pumped up about film. We walked all of London throughout the three days he was here and I think my legs are still sore from it! Of course I'm not complaining because we got to see and do a lot and had a great time. We saw the film "Children of Men" and OH MY GOD it has to be one of the best films I have seen in my entire life. I was literally on the edge of my seat the entire time and could not move from fear and anticipation. That movie really knew how to rock you senseless. The premise is a world without children, that is no one has been able to conceive a child in about 18 years and so the human race is just ticking away. We also saw the stage show "We Will Rock You", the musical by Queen and Ben Elton. And OH MY GOD did it suck! That has to be by far the worst show I have ever seen in my life. And of course all the brits loved it. Cody and I just looked at each other and wondered how this could be.

Anyway school has been very challenging but also very rewarding. We got to read the script of a in-production BBC series (top secret) and got to meet with the Executive Producer of the show. To be honest the script sucked but it is British Television so you can't expect Emmy worthy. It was cool meeting the guy nonetheless and hearing what he had to say about the production. Last Friday we got to see the documentary "The Ground Truth" by Patricia Foulkrod which is playing at the London Film Festival. We got to see it a day early in class and got to meet the filmmaker. I nearly cried watching the doc and hated being an American to be honest. The filmmaker is an American and she told the story of what was happening to our soldiers in the Iraq War, what they've done to others and what they're doing to themselves. Very shocking. I believe it is available in the US on DVD, I recommend people watch it.

Yesterday on our way to a screen talk, Elizabeth and myself happened to come across the filming of the next Harry Potter movie. Of course we didn't know that at the time because we were on the tube that was passing by the station where they were setting up to film. We went to a screen talk with the Producer Christine Vachon (Boys Don't Cry, Far From Heaven, One Hour Photo, Camp....and the list goes on, 35 films long actually). Anyway the talk was really good and it certainly helped reinstate my faith in producing. To be honest I have been scared shitless these last few weeks as my classes prepare me for what I'm supposed to be facing. Regardless I have been kept pretty busy up here, working on getting something made by the time I graduate and I need to find a place to do my summer internship. I hope all my friends out there are doing well, I wish I didn't have to deal with this stupid time difference so that I can call and keep up with you all. Until next time....
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