Archive for May, 2014

POLAND 2014: KRAKOW – DAY 8

Sunday morning duties before the grand opening ceremony today of the 54th Krakow Film Festival…  @ The Laundry Mat… NICOLA: (Trying to figure out where the money slot is for the washing powder dispenser) SARAH: Where on earth do you slot the money in? NICOLA: (Stands up on the bench and notices washing powder sitting […]

POLAND 2014: KRAKOW – DAY 7

I was invited to the football match between Wisla Krackow and Górnik Zabrze. The result: 2-3. As I walked into the media room, I was met with familiar faces from the previous day’s match. Just before kick off at the Wisla stadium. I sat next to a journalist who was enjoying the game on his day […]

Poland 2014: Krakow – Day 6

People and relationships are so important. I went to my very first football match today to watch Cracovia vs Korona Kielce. The result: 1-1. Although I was sitting with the media and press, I took a wander around the stadium to find someone to speak to. Then, I ended up watching the first half of the […]

POLAND 2014: KRAKOW – DAY 5

Work hard… Play hard. My ethos. A creative morning expressing the world within and the world without left me highly charged. I think the last time I played with crayons must have been when I was a fashion designer. But creating something then destroying it results in transformation. We always develop a new perception of […]

POLAND 2014: KRAKOW – DAY 4

The football culture in Krakow fascinates me. There are two major football teams in the city, Cracovia and Wisla. I wanted to find out more  so I took a trip down to the stadiums. “Between the fans, it’s war!” said one supporter at Wisla stadium. It was only then that I discovered I was in the […]

POLAND 2014 – KRAKOW – DAY 3

The strange just kept getting stranger…. DOUBLE YOLK PHENOMENON! I cracked the egg, double yolk! I cracked another, double yolk! And again, double yolk. SARAH: Are you guys watching this? I’ve never seen so many double yolks come out of one box of eggs before in my life. This is weird! And again, double yolk! […]

POLAND 2014 – KRAKOW DAY 2

Weird and wonderful things happen when you least expect them to wandering through what used to be the capital of Poland. I knew it was going to be a strange day from the moment “mango soup” hit my taste buds! It has been a day of buzzing ideas, exploring familiar subjects in unfamiliar places and […]

POLAND 2014: KRAKOW – DAY 1

Witamy Krakow, Poland! (Welcome to Krakow)   Why am I here? I have joined nine people from the UK to pitch a co-production idea to the Dragon’s Den and the Krakow Film Festival. That’s the mission. We are all expected to follow “The Hero’s Journey” – that’s the manual. My plan is to meet some […]

MOROCCO 2013: Life, Lessons, Laughter and Love.

When the spirit of adventure seeps through your veins, you become a nomadic soul, tormented only by your obsession for exploring the world.   After having finished my first film, “Amazon Souls” and seeing it premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, I was ready to give myself a well deserved break. Not only did I […]

Congolese Engagement Party

I saw a line of cars parked outside a small building as my friend and I were driving back from a midnight grocery shopping spree. I told her to drive over because I was curious to know what was happening inside. I gathered it was a party of some kind from the music that was playing. […]