When you make something you put so much of yourself into it that when you finish that project, or should I say when you finally say goodbye (because really when are you ever done?!) a little bit of you leaves with it. It’s like breaking up with someone, you have an empty feeling – generally in direct proportion to the size and length of the relationship. Big deal – huge hole. Short time – pin prick. But it still hurts.
You always come away with something though, but in exchange it takes something from you. You lose your best bra, but gain a new bed shirt. When you’re feeling shit you always ask yourself – what was the point of that? Why did I put my heart and soul into something for it only to end? And to feel crap? The answer is because it felt good at the time. And you come out the other side. Knackered but stronger… and smarter.
That’s what I have to tell myself every time I make a short film.
It’s been so long since I’ve blogged that I haven’t even posed this job that we did for the gorgeous Lucy and her brand – Hunting for George. We hit up Brighton Beach one Saturday and made the models from Epic eat ice cream and and watch the sun go down. Clare shot, I produced and Project Managed while Lucy styled. Why? COS WE CAN.