Friday, January 9, 2009

I Always Wanted to Be in Movies. But Didn't Everyone?


I've always wanted to Be in Movies. I remember watching the Oscars when I was a young girl & mentally preparing my acceptance speech. Back then, when Bob Hope was the host, it all seemed so Impossible. Everyone who got an Oscar was an American, not counting the people who got them for Best Foreign Film.
And then in the eighties, a wonderful thing happened: Paul Hogan presented an Oscar. Or maybe he got one. Probably not. Anyway, it was the first time an Australian accent was ever heard on stage at the Awards. I remember he sauntered out , walked up to the microphone & said, 'G'day Viewers'. I nearly wet my pants. 
If he could do it, so could I. 
In the following years, many more Australians took to the Oscar stage. And if you pretended that New Zealanders were Australians, the numbers were huge.
Sadly, I wasn't amongst them. 
But I'm making up for lost time now. Here's my second short film in under two weeks. 
Now I don't want to sound like a Milquetoast by begging you to watch it or by  saying that you really need to only watch the first couple of minutes because that's the best part & after that it goes on a bit much.
No, I won't say any of that.
I simply invite you to sit back & enjoy!

2 comments:

see you there! said...

I love it! Your space is so much fun. It was easiest to hear you when you were speaking behind the camera but the whole thing just delighted me.

Darla

janavi said...

Love your films- I always assumed I would be a movie star, or the next Edith Head.
That's wonderful about the upcoming show! You seem like you've got lots of inspiration. Was interesting to see your studio, my whole apt. is as cluttered as that. Janavi