I'm typing this from a table in my apartment in Los Angeles. It's not a flash place by any means but the important thing is that I'm here in LA - the place I dreamed of moving to years ago. I look back to my early years in Tottenham, London watching the Oscars on TV, and thinking that it all seemed a million miles, two lifetimes, and a palm tree away!
I won't go on about how I finally got here- except to say that the road was paved with many obstructions, and diversions. At one point I actually forgot about my love affair with film and writing. Shit happens!
In a similar way the birth of a script or film is often a long winded, tortuous and obstacle strewn creative process. But if you're a writer or a filmmaker, there's a 'must do it' element that sometimes gets hidden, often gets overlooked in the pursuit of life, but is always -irrevocably- there inside you.
So lets hope 2010 brings us all the clarity to see what it is we creatively need to do. Reel Brit is part of my contribution, and I look forward to hearing from you.