I decided to put together this film blog since I am very interested in film. Ever since I was a kid, films have always fascinated me. Seriously. I remember spending many days in the movie theatres as a kid – watching movies all day as well as roaming the video stores when not at the theatre. When I was a kid, I especially liked horror as well as adventure (I’m a big Indiana Jones
fan) movies. I wasn’t much of a sci-fi person except for Star Wars
scared the living daylight out of me, that was a major horror film to me!
Apart from watching movies, I also did some work behind the camera as a kid – I used to put together skits for fun using my dad’s VHS camcorder. (yeah, remember VHS?)
I guess I’ve always been sort of an entertainer at heart. As a kid, I even put together little puppet shows and plays for the kids in the neighborhood charging admission and making some extra pocket money. I had a few of my friends working for me – gave them a piece of the action or bartered (they liked stickers!) for their services. And to think, this started at the young age of 5. Kids always looked forward to the shows we put on for the neighborhood. Sometimes I got ideas from one of my favorite tv shows as a kid – The Little Rascals
. Oh, were those kids always putting on a show to make some extra dough!
As a kid, I was really creative. Think I was pretty good at entertaining and putting on a show.I would write all the material and my friends would help me out. I remember in 6th grade, I wrote an entire script for a comedic newscast as well as the commercials in between. I actually offered to do this for extra credit and my teacher allowed it. I didn’t even have to do it. I even wrote a 20 page creative story which my teacher thought should be turned into a movie or play. And, here I was still a kid in the 6th grade. And, again I wrote, directed and filmed more film projects throughout junior high and high school.
Unfortunately, as I grew up my parents insisted I be more “practical” in my choice of vocation for the future. They saw no place for me in the arts – told me there’s no money in it and to give up on these silly dreams. They wanted me to do something sensible where I’d make a lot of money. My teachers were great – they encouraged me to pursue the arts saying I was just good at writing and entertaining. Though, my parents wouldn’t have it – no child of theirs was going to be a starving artist on the streets. So, the film stuff stopped.
Though, my film fascination continues. And, here we are. This blog is here to discuss anything film – reviews, opinions, industry stuff, etc. And, for those who like a good laugh – skits and spoofs as well. I continue to watch movies and learn about the film industry – it’s still very interesting to me. Maybe someday I will pick up where I left off as a kid. As they say, the show must go on!
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