Who would have thought that 2014 would bring Western Films into my life! Guess what, I love it!
Thank you for a great start into casa-contenta.es with Marisa del Pino.
We were lucky to do exactly what we planned to do. We organised some nice building works and we advised clients on all sorts of administracional issues.
We learned a lot and we were lucky to be supported by the local government.
We also rented a few houses and fine apartments to the Crew of the Book of Exodus, the new film by Sir Ridly Scott, being partly shot in Almería.
Take a look at this fine report by TVE: http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/repor/
Thank you all for supporting us whether is was spiritual or by becoming our clients.
Here is a little video I made about what happened on stage.
check this link on youtube: Pacific Islanders in Europe annual Festival!
Lots of love
And just by coincidence principal photography will take place at my doorstep. I always somehow knew that Hollywood will not call, they will just knock on the door. I will now go down to cue for casting. But here is the first little start of my videoblog,… to be continued
see for yourself in this little intro!
NATIVe: A Journey into Indigenous Cinema
A special series of 24 films within the Berlin Film Festival 2013
Apart from another year of new and fancy cinema at the Berlin Film Festival, I suggest to check out this special dedication and introduction into Indigenous Cinema.
Writing about my own ancestors from Polynesia and with my humble understanding of the subject I am looking forward to the event.
- Just as I mentioned in an earlier post, that I am more or less “off the circuit” , well never say never…
Finally after 25 years in film festivals, I had one year “off the circuit”.
… apart from German Films in Munich asking me to advise on which German films
might be interesting for the Spanish market and the German Film Week in Madrid.
This gave me the chance to see 35 new German films and I loved them!
Otherwise I was in contact with many film makers from all over the world in need of support of where and how to go on in this “mundo vicioso de las peliculas”.
I crowdfunded for the first time for the Maori Boy Genius! A wonderful documentary.
The whereabouts in the film industry I know less and less every day, but coaching on content is something I developed great skills in, not only since Transform and Verena Weese inspired me enormously in Seville 2011.
So where did all my time go? I will not tell you, since I do not know myself.
It felt right. What’s more important? Everybody who came to visit the Cortijo del Pescado was happy and this felt so good,
that I decided that my latest transit in life has been successfully completed.
Cortijo del Pescado has become the centre of my new life.
With that in mind I am developing a small business which you will soon hear more about: casacontenta.es offers services to foreign property owners (or owners to be) in this province of Almeria/Spain.
Marisa del Pino who is also fluent in 4 languages will be my co-creator.
Website in progress…
This will make me doing again what I can do best:
communicating and caring.
Plus, you might ask me if I am still writing?
Yes, I do.
And I am keeping up with the subject of Letters to the Island. And I can tell you that the historical background of Tahiti in the second half of the 19th century is a Saga of trade and wealth and a sad loss of Polynesian culture!
I went to the European Pacific Island Festival in Berlin Heiligensee, also as their MC as in the previous festival 2011, and spent an intensive weekend of lovely encounters with amazing people from the islands of the Pacific.
Thanks to Dr. Gerd Becker I was invited to join a Symposium at the University of Mainz, where several anthropologists discussed the subject of reinventing lost culture in various parts of the world, especially Oceania, where indigenous people revive their ancestors in different ways.
And before I forget I rediscovered London after 30 years! It was lovely on the Island!
So, this is almost it for 2012!
I would like to thank all my guests and friends & family for being such great inspiration!
Have a wonderful festive season!
Almeria / Dicember, 2012