Although this blog was intended as a space for me to post original content, rather than simply writing updates about my filmmaking endeavours, it nevertheless seems to have become somewhat customary for me to announce major news here (albeit usually - as now - a little too after-the-fact for it to really be considered 'news'). Still, it does feel worth mentioning that my debut feature, LIFE JUST IS, is now available to watch in the US & Canada. You can find more information about the release, and watch the film, here.
In all honesty, I'm too busy with LONDON SYMPHONY to have much involvement in the release, so I've been leaving it up our Assistant Producer Roland Holmes - but from what I can tell, it seems to be going well. We even had a nice review from Matt Fagerholm of The Ebert Company.
It's been three years since I finished LIFE JUST IS, and I now feel somewhat removed from the film. I still feel proud of it, but I certainly recognise the mistakes that I made and the flaws that the film has. In all, the film feels very much like the result of my early twenties and I hope that, as I head towards my early thirties, my work will find a new level of creative maturity and cohesion. But I also hope that new audiences will continue to discover LIFE JUST IS, imperfect though it is. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into the making of it and, for that reason alone, the film will always be a big part of me.