Sometimes, I like to treat myself with some lovely gifts from my own online jewellery store Sparkly Dolls. Valentine’s Day will also soon be here, it’s therefore time to give myself some love as well. Besides, I sell jewellery, then I have to wear them, too. I want to be sure that each jewellery I stock is of good quality. If I wear them myself and notice that they are not of good quality, I will discontinue selling them and find other suppliers that provide good quality jewellery instead. Therefore you can get peace of mind purchasing jewellery from my online store Sparkly Dolls since they are being tested and worn by myself. All pure gold on my online store are also from trusted suppliers in UK and are all hallmarked.
The same with sterling silver. They are all of highest quality. Especially the silver rings (with cz stones), I love wearing them myself. They are just so cute & pretty. Again, they are from trusted suppliers in UK. I like buying all my jewellery from suppliers in UK because I can then communicate with the suppliers more easily (some of them I visit their showrooms myself), and can therefore see with my own eyes how they operate, the quality of their jewels, talk with them face-to-face, and so on.
Some of the jewels, I design & make them myself. Surprisingly, they are the best selling items as well. I just love designing stuff and make them myself, too. So each jewellery I make is something special and is a piece of art because I make it with passion and care. It’s something I’m truly interested in and enjoy creating art. It’s like making films and writing screenplays. It’s also art. Art & design are just my top interests. I never get tired of it.
If you’re still looking for Valentine’s gifts for loved ones or just yourself, it’s not too late! Just head over to my online store NOW to find something for yourself or the people you care about.
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I am watching my favourite comedy film again tonight. I just don’t know what to see. So I simply watch my fave comedy again and again. I like watching comedies when I want to relax and have some laugh. I try not to work on my jewellery online store for just one night because I am working on my new startup business 24/7, pretty much. I can’t relax when my business is quite new. I want it to have a successful launch as soon as possible. Then, by that time, I can take it easy.
This weekend, if I have time, I also have to prepare my candle making. As I mentioned in my past blog posts that I am going to make and sell scented candles as well. I love organic candles. So my scented candles are going to be made with 100% natural ingredients such as pure soy wax, pure essential oils. It just makes me feel good when I know I am using things that are made of natural materials, which are harmful to both humans and environment. I think I’m not the only one. I think we all do. So the idea of making organic candles for people who care about wellbeing and nature as much as I do just comes naturally to me.
Besides working on my jewellery business, I’m also very busy with my acting and filmmaking career, mostly my own films and projects. I had just finished shooting my second short film last year “Blood Type O.” This year, I will try to finalise the post-production as soon as possible, so that I can also give my cast & crew the copy of the project as promised. I know it is important to them as it is to me, so that they can use it to promote themselves and to further their careers. I hope my short film could help them move their careers forward to some extent.
Once my second short is complete I will start shooting my first feature film as well, which I write the script myself. It’s a drama. It’s also based on a true story, just not mine. But some people who I know very well. I am very excited to make this feature film since it’s going to be a good film. Well, I just know it – partly because the screenplay is original, and partly because the story is based on a true event. So you can’t go wrong with that. I just can’t wait to start filming it soon. I just have to make this film. I can feel it. It has to be told. When you watch the film, you will know why.
I haven’t blogged much recently. I just work on my jewellery business constantly. Getting my business off the ground is my top priority at the moment. All other things can wait. I’m getting there. It’s not that easy to start a trade – big or small. So I have to be patient and run my new startup carefully. It’s the same like making films. You have to think hard what you do and where to invest your energy and resource in. You have to make a plan, draft an outline or business model/plan, market your business, increase the exposure of it, gain new customers, and more.
So by starting my jewellery project, I also train myself how to be a successful filmmaker. A filmmaker, actor, writer, and similar, is also a business person. You need to promote yourself as well, to be seen and noticed in order to be signed with agent (s) that can help further your career, get more acting jobs, sell more scripts, get hired as a film director, and so on. Therefore, for me, running my own business and being an actress/writer/director is pretty much the same thing. You need to have the same mindset, anyway.
Although I am busy starting my own jewellery business, but I still have not forgotten my dreams of becoming a director, screenwriter, and actor. I have yet to complete my drama screenplay. But I am in no hurry since I plan to make the film myself from my drama manuscript I have written. I so look forward to producing and directing my first feature film in the very near future! It’s gonna be exciting. I can sense it. The script is also very unique; the plot is also original and captivating. The ending is even more……So you can’t go wrong with a screenplay like that. Since this story is personal to me, I really like to direct it myself. But I have never directed a feature film before. Therefore my next feature film making project will be a total challenge to me. But I am passionate about films and filmmaking. So I think, I will be alright.
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I’m very busy at the moment with my new jewellery business, work, and many other things. So I can’t really blog as often as I would want to. I try to blog when I can, though. I love blogging and writing. So I just can’t stop blogging for good. Whatever I do, I always return to writing. Writing is my top interest. That’s why I want to become a screenwriter. I just know, this is what I want to be. I still have my drama screenplay that I need to finish….soon. I will finalise it, at long last. That’s for sure.
I may even produce the film myself after I have completed my drama script. I love filmmaking and storytelling. So, maybe making the film myself seems to be an excellent idea. I have made a few short films so far, and plus I have been working in front of a camera as an actor myself for 15 years. So I think I have enough confidence and experience to make my first feature. As soon as my drama manuscript is ready, I will plan to produce the film myself. I will be directing the film as usual. I may again play one of the characters in the film, too. I am an actress, after all. Some actors turned directors, they do also play a part in their own films. So it’s quite common.
I will try to complete my drama screenplay today, The Mad Boy. I am also working on the first chapter of the novel of the script because I will turn the manuscript into a novel as well. So, I’m working on two tasks at the same time. I have to finish the screenplay first before I can move on to the next project, which is the novel. I nearly finish revising the screenplay. Hopefully, I will finalize it this weekend. That’s why I don’t really blog that often since I’m determined to bring these two pursuits to life as soon as possible. So I have to use all that time I have to try to accomplish them as much as I can.
I have changed the title to “The Mad Boy” because I think it’s more relevant to the story. But the title could change if I had found more suitable name later on. I really want to bring this script to an end. So after this blog post, I will work on it right away until I have to go to bed. If I’m not finished it today, I will continue tomorrow morning till I’m done with it. While I’m working on the first chapter of the novel, I’m tempted to finish writing it. But there are lots of pages that need to be written, and I have to complete my screenplay first. So I have to stop working on the first chapter of the novel and focus on finishing my drama manuscript instead. Just one thing at a time. It gets really exciting now. I think it will be a good screenplay and novel.
I have a busy day ahead again today. I therefore have to plan my day wisely, otherwise I can’t get nothing done. Today is a sunny day. But summer will soon be gone. What a shame. That’s why I try to capture summer in scented candles, with all the lovely scents of summer that make you feel like summer never ends. Well, for now, I have only French lavender scent so far. But more and more aromas will be added, as soon as I have finished making them and add them to my online store BUPPHA.uk.
It’s a long process. I also have to design new labels for each perfume, packaging, containers, and so forth. Christmas will also soon arrive. So I want everything ready by then as well. It’s September now. So I have plenty of time to prepare. It gives me a peace of mind when I plan everything well ahead. I have learned from my experience that things will go terribly wrong, in most cases, when you are unprepared – no matter what you do. That’s why I try to prevent it from happening again at all costs. So from now on, I will outline everything in advance in order to avoid mistakes as much as I can. It also gives me more confidence and can then easily envision things that could go wrong, and thereby do whatever I can to stay away from them.
So today, I will start my day with the revision of my drama screenplay first, just a little bit. I try to break down the editing process of my manuscript into small chunks, to make it more achievable and realistic. I can just tell you that my drama script has a very unique story, plot, and characters. Furthermore, it’s also based on a true story which makes it original. I therefore do not post my drama screenplay anywhere, yet. I want to keep it under wraps for now until after the rewrite is complete and, perhaps, the film has been made.
Then, the rest of the day, I will spend it to focus on my candle business. There’s a lot to do as well since I just started it. So to stop myself from pulling my hair out trying to cope with all the things I need to accomplish, I have to do everything bit by bit. One small task at a time. When I have completed this one, then I can move on to the next. It’s more manageable this way. Now, I will get going with all my to-dos if I want anything to get done today.
Yesterday, I started creating the very first movie poster for my upcoming horror short “Blood Type O.” I also have lots of applications from cast & crew that I have to catch up on. Then, I have some self-tape auditions that I have to do and send as well for my acting career. I also have to be on set and work. So I’m getting really busy for the time being. But this film “Blood Type O” is something I want to get made so badly and as soon as possible. So even though I am very busy with so many things at the minute, I must find time to make this film. It’s based on a true story, by the way. Since I have so many applications that I have to go through, I will have to postpone the filming till next month instead. I just want to find the right people to work with. If this film is going to gain lots of attention, which I hope, I am also going to make a feature film out of it and the name of it is “The Existence.”
I already plan its feature film version ahead. I have done the outline, and now I’m in the process of working on the treatment. I might already have written the treatment and the first draft. I am working on 4-5 different screenplays at the moment. So I can’t quite remember if I have already written its feature film script? I must go through all the manuscripts I have written, to be sure. Anyhow, if I am going to turn it into a feature film, I am likely to use the same cast & crew again. And that’s why I select people with care, who I really like to work with, since it could turn out to be a long collaboration.
This horror short is just a pitch for fund to make a feature film. As soon as I have completed the film, I will start raising fund through crowdfunding and sending it to film festivals to get noticed. It will be an exciting, challenging project. There’s a lot to do to get this film made. But I enjoy it. I love what I do. I pour my heart & soul into it. So I don’t see it as something unachievable. The best thing to overcome obstacles is to plan it well ahead, so that you can foresee any problems that may arise and prevent them in good time. I began to write and develop the idea since last year. So I know exactly where I’m going.
Now I will relax and watch a good film. I watch movies not just for the sake of entertainment. I see films to learn something about filmmaking as well. I also work on film sets myself as an actor. So, every day, I automatically acquire new insight into the business of filmmaking via the work that I do. No film school needed.
I have added more actors which are the main male actor and the demons. I have spent my Sunday posting job posts on some sites, seeking additional cast & crew. I need one more male actor to play the boyfriend of the lead actress, which is me. Then I also need some supporting artistes to play demons. And plus, a 3AD as well. You can view all the job posts on Shooting People here if you’re interested in applying https://shootingpeople.org/production/work/project/14737
You can also apply on Starnow here https://casting.starnow.com/listing/1012943/
If interested in one of the positions or know someone who may be interested, you can also send me your recent CV, headshot, and showreel to firstname.lastname@example.org – or forward my email to your friends, who may want to apply.
Initially, I planned to shoot the film the first week of this month. But I had been busy for the past couple of weeks. So I didn’t have time to search for cast & crew. So I had to postpone the filming dates till around 22-23 June this month. So now, I really have to look for the remaining cast & crew. I want to start shooting this film as soon as possible. I get a feeling, it will be an exciting horror short film “Blood Type O.” That’s why I work day & night to get this project off the ground asap!
I have a few more filmmaking projects cooking. So, I might want to work with some of the cast & crew again in my next projects if we worked well together. I just love filmmaking. I just feel so excited to start each new filmmaking venture. I might edit the film myself as well because I knew more than anyone else how I wanted the film to look & feel. But if I could find someone who would understand how I wanted the film to look, then I wouldn’t edit the film myself since I would be busy with lots of other things. Can’t wait to get the camera rolling soon!
I have posted my horror short job “Blood Type O” on Shooting People again, looking for film crew once more. I planned to film in early June, which is now. But I had to postpone the filming till late this month instead partly because I had sent my script to some contests and didn’t win, and partly because I had to rewrite the script. I could try to submit my screenplay again to more competitions. Because, I only sent my script to just 2 screenplay contests which didn’t win. But I won’t anyway since I then have to wait for the result, which will take some time. I can’t wait for it. I want to start filming as soon as possible. I just need the film to be made now. I can’t continue to delay it. I don’t care if it’s good or bad. I will just keep making films, until I am good at it. While people are still deciding whether to like my film or not I will make another one, and another one, and….
Right now, I only need a DOP, VFX editor, sound recordist, and a boom operator. Then, I can start shooting as soon as I have all cast & crew ready. I already have the rest of cast & crew. So, only 4 positions to be filled. I still have applications coming in daily. I just haven’t had a chance to respond to all of them, yet. I will tomorrow.
So if you are a DOP or sound recordist or VFX editor or boom operator and interested in being part of this horror short, please email your CV and showreel to email@example.com
Alternatively, if you are on Shooting People please feel free to apply directly there as well https://shootingpeople.org/production/work/project/14737
The reason I want to get the camera rolling for my horror short asap is because I have already written a new drama short script and a feature-length drama screenplay. You may wonder why I jump from writing a horror screenplay to drama. I just want to try my filmmaking skill in various genres, to try to find the genre (s) that I like the most. So, I also want to start filming the new drama films as soon as possible. That’s why this horror short “Blood Type O” must be made now before I can start on a new one.
I have been looking for a DOP and SFX makeup artist all day long. And it begins to yield a fruitful result. I have now found a SFX makeup artist. Now, one more film crew I need is the DOP/cameraman. Then, my film is ready to be shot as soon as possible. When you really look for something, you will find it. It’s as simple as that. I will take time off now before continuing to take pains to search for the DOP later on today. I’m gonna watch a good film and have my lunch. I feel like watching a comedy, to relax my mind and have a laugh a little. Maybe, I will have a glass of red wine as well. But maybe not. I try to refrain myself from alcohol while I’m working on my filmmaking project, so that I can concentrate on it 100%.
I decided not to go to a market anyway today. Too busy to go anywhere. Once my filmmaking project is over, I can relax. I’m really passionate about this horror short “Blood Group O” project that I need a good focus and be hard working to bring it to life. I get a feeling, it’s gonna be a very exciting project with a good plot and talented cast & crew. I can’t wait to get the camera rolling asap. After seeing a movie, which I will in a minute, I may start planning the shoot, crafting a call sheet, making a budget, and all that ready. When you prepare yourself well in advance, you feel more confident with the creation of your art.