Sunday, May 31, 2009

Gah. Blank page phobia, slight return... :/

One more sneak pic from the upcoming documentary "Fallow Green", just to give me courage and to vent a lil' bit about how difficult is the writing of its voice-over text. I have to say this is possibly the hardest thing I ever had to do, creatively speaking. But I am hanging on in there.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Eva Gene

Created a new blog today, or should I say, prepared ground for a new one by setting a title and a layout, and posting them on Blogger. It's called "Eva Gene" and it's gonna be about sports.

Sports, unrelated to this blog and my activity? I don't think so and I will explain why eventually. That, and the title too. All I can say is that I've been wanting to do this for quite a while. Just wondering what took me so long.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thought of the day

You hit the bottom. Now go, move yourself up and break the surface for some fresh air!

Friday, May 22, 2009

I haven't forgotten about you, Alaska

Close friends who are following might wonder what happened to my feature film script set in the wild lands of Alaska, "Sourdough". It's been quite a while since I talked about it to anyone or worked on it. Let's say that my mind had been busying itself with other stuff lately. But it's still there, somewhere, dormant and waiting for Prince Imagination's kiss to wake it up again. In the meantime, I thought of sharing some stuff. Old piccies from the Nome and Klondike Gold Rush were my main inspiration from the start for the project. And 70's British band Groundhogs's music. Their moody bluesy prog rock tracks have been on my A-playlist since I was a teenager. Here is flavor of the week, Bog Roll Blues and some dirty Groundhog riff. Courtesy of YouTube (even though YouTube - and the Google machine behind it - is anything but courteous). Hope you like it.

EDIT, May 30th, 2012 : Found recently this vibrant accoustic cover version performed by rapperfrgman. Awesome!

Of the third person

Writing your own promotional material is a weird exercise. If you're truly serious about it, which you sort of have to in a way, you need to be ready to take a good retrospective look in the mirror. So much yes, how disturbing to talk about yourself and your past, and especially in the third person, that you pick because you don't people to believe you're a clueless tourist. Using the third person is like listening to your own voice recorded on tape. Weird, really...

A little nudge from South of France

Cannes Festival will close this week-end. I have to admit its magic spell got me one more time...

It only took me a short glimpse at the film selection (Audiard's latest is seriously a tease) to boost me up and remind me of the goal I would like to achieve: finally becoming a director who is not afraid to say she is one, meaning, who can make a decent living out of it.

I am still not sure I belong to this world of glamour and rhinestones that the event has been promoting since its very beginning, but what I am certain about is that filmmaking hasn't ceased to obsess me yet, despite the ups and downs of my self-confidence. Girl, keep bustin'!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Am I wasting a post only to announce that I replaced my rather depressing former default layout with the much classier Hemingway template tonite? And that it makes me want to squee because I spent a ridiculous afternoon restlessly surfing and right-clicking, searching for a download that worked? Yes!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Like I said previously, I am currently working on the new version of the Susu-prod website, and honest, the problems I get are slowly but surely starting to get to me.
Damn! Why does it have to be so complicated???

I've been there already and promised myself to pass it over to a pro if I ever had to build a website again. But with no money to offer, well, here I am, doing the job all by myself. Positive thing about it though, I realize I am not as bad as I thought with it. It's just that I am losing patience with the little details at times. Like today for instance...

Can't store my visuals on YouTube, Google or Vimeo because of copyright violation issues. And given the amount of time it takes to understand how settings function in ImageReady or Dreamweaver, I made the decision to skip Flash embedding right now. So, this means sacrificing online videos for the moment and posting caps instead, if I want to finish this whole thing on time... at the end of the month, that is... Ugh.

Once We Were Queens and Kings

As I updated my profile and list of favorite films yesterday, I bumped into this picture on the web.

Say hello to "Apu the King", lead character of Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali, a movie I heart deeply.

I've been trying to come up with words to describe what I felt when I first watched it.
Some motion pictures just work in mysterious ways and lift you to very high levels of consciousness. I remember a friend telling me one day that most of us had dormant memories of humanity's glorious past, when we all were queens and kings regardless of our age or origins. Whatever that means, Pather Panchali definitely triggered off some weird nostalgic feeling of déjà vu in me...