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Watching Sci-fi Film

I was focusing on revising my drama screenplay “Lost Son,” then the lights suddenly went out not long ago. I couldn’t edit my script when there’s so little light since it’s not good for my eyes. I must then watch a film instead. I have always wanted to see “Blade Runner 2049.” So I must take this opportunity to watch it. But I’m not sure if I could watch it till the end tonight. I have to get up early tomorrow to do lots of things, and to continue to rewrite my drama manuscript. This film is very long, by the way. So I’m not sure if I could manage to finish it tonight. I will begin to watch it, anyway. Then I will see how far I can go.

I love sci-fi movies besides horror and comedy, and sometimes drama and romance. I just like watching good films. That’s all. I have seen lots of sci-fi films. I even consider making sci-fi films in the future myself. I have a strong interest in science, computer games (although I don’t play games that much since I’m not that young no more), past & future, time travel, mystery, and the like. I think, it’s quite interesting how we utilise our imagination to the fullest extent to visualize how it would be like if there is another world like us, another dimension, another galaxy, another life, etc. Or maybe, there is heaven & hell even. The possibilities are endless when we don’t really know whether the things we envision actually exist or not. It just remains a mystery for years to come or, perhaps, for eternity.

That’s why the unknown just fascinates me to some degree. Do we never get to know the answers? How long do we have to wait and do the research until we unlock the truth? Or maybe, it is best that way that we know nothing about the things we don’t know.

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Notting Hill

I rarely go to Notting Hill. But today, I had something to do around the area, so I just walked around Portobello Road Market for a short while. Then I saw this shop (photo below) that was the same shop used in the film Notting Hill, which Hugh Grant was the owner of it in the film. I then needed to take a photo of it. It’s now a gift shop. Or, maybe it’s always a gift shop and they just changed it into a bookstore in the film. I don’t know. Anyway, it’s the first time that I noticed this shop in Portobello Road. Maybe because I usually go to Portobello Road during the weekends when it’s busy and there’s a lot of stalls and people. So, you can’t really see this shop. Today is Tuesday, so it’s quiet in Portobello Road, therefore I saw this shop for the first time. It felt quite special when I walked past the shop since I could recognise it from the film Notting Hill. The film is a classic. You can watch it again and again. I think.

The Travel Bookshop from the film Notting Hill.
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Good Horror Film From The 80s

I have seen this film once The Hunger many years ago. It was very good. It’s also an 80s vampire film from 1983, matching the era of my own short horror/romance film “Blood Type O” and with similar genre. The film was stylistically made – very sophisticated. The colour grading, the editing, the tone & style, the pacing, the music, the plot, and everything was in perfect harmony. I think, I will watch it again tonight. Luckily, I have only watched it once. So I can barely remember it. I just know it’s a unique story and sad. So to watch it again is like seeing it for the very first time, which is good because then it’s more entertaining when you can’t quite recall the whole film. I am making an 80s horror film. So why not watch a good horror film from that decade? I have wanted to re-watch the film for a very long time. Now, it’s a good timing to do so.

If you like David Bowie and vampire films and, of course, your love of the 80s, then you should check this film out. Enjoy!

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Music Night

Listening to music. When I want to relax, I turn to music not TV or films. I don’t even have a telly. Just music is enough for me. It entertains my soul better than television. I love watching movies, though. But I don’t like watching TV constantly. That’s why I got rid of the television set. I love music so much sometimes I doubt myself: Why do I want to be an actor not musician? But I love acting as much as I love music. I just don’t think I have the talent to be a musician. So, I’m happy to just pursue my dreams as an actress and a filmmaker instead. But some people do possess both skills. Just not me, which is fine 🙂

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Hyde Park Music Festival

Last weekend music festival in Hyde Park was amazing. But performance that I liked the most was Stevie Wonder. Although, so many people were disappointed that there were sound problems, so much that they left the festival mid show. It’s also raining. But for me, I didn’t mind. Seeing him perform live was what I wanted. So the poor sound didn’t affect me that much. It was worth it, in deed. Once-in-a-lifetime. Why not? The rest was ok. Celine Dion’s performance was also fantastic. But I am not a fan of her music that much, compared to Stevie Wonder. So, it was ok. I love music. So it was great seeing all legends onstage for real. Even though I wasn’t a fan of some of them.

Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder live.
By the stage.
The parade.
Celine Dion
Bars
Before the festival began.
Food stalls.
Lionel Richie
Dancers
Ready to enjoy the music.
Music festival atmosphere.
Barbara Streisand
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BST Hyde Park

British Summer Time Hyde Park music festival is here! Celine Dion will open the festival today. Can’t wait to hear her voice for real. I don’t think I can see her clearly since the people coming to festival will be massive. It’s ok just to hear her voice. What a lovely sunny day. I will be going out shortly, heading to Hyde Park for the concert. It will be a long day today. The sun is shining and all that. Perfect for attending the music festival. After this blog post, I will take a shower, get dressed, then I’m all set. I might have some great photos to post later on.

I managed to contact some candidates for my horror short “Blood Type O” before I go out. I spend at least a few hours or so each day to recruit cast & crew for my film. If I didn’t do that I wouldn’t be able to get the people ready for the filming dates. So I have to do whatever I can to assemble all cast & crew as soon as possible. Doing something each day is better than nothing, even just for a couple of hours. I’m also very busy with lots of things. So managing my time wisely is crucial.

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Music Festival

Festival time is just right around the corner. When I say festival, I don’t mean film festival, I mean music festival. I loved going to music festivals when I was younger. So, this year, I will try to go to music festivals again after a long break. I think, last time I went to music festival was in 1,999 or 2,000 when I still lived in Denmark. The year when the disaster took place in which about 9 or 10 people died during Pearl Jam concert at Roskilde Festival in 2,000. Or maybe I went to the festival the year before that. I just can’t quite remember. Anyway, we attended various concerts while we were at the festival. And I must say, Marilyn Manson’s show was out of this world. It’s one of my favourites. I am not a total fan of his music. Maybe a few songs. But his performance was phenomenal and entertaining.

But then something horrible and unexpected occured. What happened was that my friend was a devoted fan of Marilyn Manson. So she dragged me to the front of the stage, so that she could see him clearly. Everything looked good so far. But as soon as Marilyn Manson walked onstage, everybody was rushed to the front. And I am a tiny person. So human current pushed me far back into the middle of the audience, separating me from my friend who was still at the front of the stage. But only because she clasped the railing in front of the stage tightly, to save herself. But she’s also very tall and stronger than me. I could then feel my body was rapidly going down and down, and could barely see the sky because lots of people just jumping over me heading to the front of the stage. Just before something went horribly wrong, I could feel a hand grabbed my hand and pulled me through the mass and out of that madness. It was a big guy. I don’t quite remember if he was a security staff or just one of the concertgoers. But he saved my life definitely. The situation was exactly similar to what happened during Pearl Jam concert at Roskilde Festival in Denmark in 2,000. And if he didn’t haul me out of that huge crowd, I am almost certain that I would not survive.

After that life and death experience, I never return to the music festival again. This year, I am going to do it.

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I Love Animals And Nature

I have edited my drama screenplay to page 45 today. I will take a break now and watch a good film: HACHI: A Dog’s Tale (2009). I saw it just once about 3-4 years ago and I cried a lot. I don’t want to watch it again for the second time because I will cry a lot again. That’s for sure. It’s such an emotional and sad movies, which is also based on a true story that happened in Japan. I love dog and animals in general, including nature. So, the movie really touches me deeply. And tonight, I feel brave enough to watch it again. Then, after the movie, I might continue to revise the drama script until I finish it. I have rewritten it to page 45. So, it’s about 45-50 pages more, then I am completely done with it, finally. If I didn’t feel like to continue with the revision tonight, then I must do it as soon as I get up tomorrow morning. Because, I also have to meet the DOP for my short horror film “Blood Group O” tomorrow afternoon, to discuss how we will go about shooting the film. If I could then get the drama manuscript done before I leave that would be good. Then, when I get back home again, I have to practise my script pitch as well. And that’s why I want to completely finish my drama screenplay first, and as soon as I can. If I didn’t finalise it today, tomorrow I must. It’s the last day tomorrow. And that’s it. I might carry on for 15 more pages tonight. Then I would have rescripted it to page 60. Then, it’s only about 40 pages left for me to rework. All together will make exactly 100 pages manuscript, which is equivalent to 1h 40m drama feature film.

If you watched this movie and didn’t cry, then I don’t know what to say.

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Script Revision

I have revised my drama script to page 20 today. I will not do more for today. I will continue with the assessment tomorrow for 10-20 more pages. Then, I will have rewritten about 40 pages so far. During the weekend, I will try to finish the rest which is about 60-80 pages left. So, 30 pages on Sat. and 30 pages on Sun. All together will be about 100 pages screenplay. Well, if I aim to have only 100 pages. If I want 120 pages manuscript, then I may have to do the rewrite about 40 pages on Sat. and 40 pages on Sun. as well. I think, it looks more manageable now when I break it down into small chunks for each day to complete it. 40 Pages each day is achievable since I already wrote the script. This is just to correct the grammar and add or subtract something. 3 More days, then my screenplay is completely done!

If I didn’t win any competitions, then I would make the movie myself. I am almost certain about that. Yes, I plan to send my drama screenplay to various contests. But since I want to, perhaps, make the movie myself, so it doesn’t matter that much if I win or not. The story is personal to me. I will therefore most likely to make the movie myself. I just want to send it to competitions, just to try because I have never sent a script to win a prize before. So, it could be interesting. I think it would be a good experience regardless. So why not? Then, in the meantime, I have time to run around and make my horror short “Blood Group O.”

After I have got the drama screenplay out of the way, I will start practising my film pitch for fund to make the feature film after the short film. This is going to be fun, pitching for fund. I have never done it before. So, I have to be well-prepared. But I have been talking about my film concept almost daily and to practically everybody I have met. So, hopefully, doing the pitching shouldn’t be that challenging for me 🙂

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5 Best Short Horror Films

I have been searching for film crew all day long for my upcoming short horror film “Blood Group O.” I have made some progress. I think. All the hard work begins to pay off. You can only succeed if you are persistent and believe in what you do. Now most of the job is done, looking for film crew. I will continue to work on my drama screenplay tonight. I have also a drama script that needs to finish as well. I will try to work on it as much as I can tonight. Then, it’s out of the way. Then I can concentrate on making my short horror film once I have all cast & crew ready. Then, noting is in the way. So, it’s important that I complete my drama screenplay as soon as I can. I will see how much I can get it done tonight and tomorrow. I’m still in the process of getting all cast & crew together. So, I can’t start shooting the film yet anyway. I have therefore time to work on my drama screenplay in the meantime. I must then utilise the gap in between to a full extent by completing my drama screenplay. I do have lots of coffee to keep me awake at night, to work on my drama screenplay as much as I possibly can tonight. I wish, I had insomnia. Then, maybe I could finish my screenplay faster when I can’t sleep….hehe.

Below are 5 short horror films that I love and find them very inspiring:

  1. Saw
  2. Lights Out
  3. Mama
  4. Within The Woods
  5. Frankenstein