Like my short film "Celeste"

Sunday, August 27, 2006


Just watching the emmy's live, except in a 5 hour ahead time zone. So now it's about 2:30 am over here - Lisbon time.

Since the last post I've finally completed my thesis on "Self-Branding" for my portuguese college ISCEM ( and I've also written a new short-film called "Surprise Party", about a man who got stuck in a unexpected situation on his birthday's surprise party.

Just a couple of days away from returning to NY, I've gathered some extremely talented musicians to complete the soundtrack for my short film "Paranoia" ( Hopefully by the end of the week we'll have the soundtrack ready, for Bernard Herrman is my composer so far... Which is great, don't get me wrong, but totally illegal!

Well, gotta go back to laughing with Conan. Love that guy.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

New York Life

Quoting New York Magazine's article on celebs in NY:

"New York has never professed to have the most celebrities, just the coolest ones. L.A. had sunshine and Burt Reynolds; we had autumn and Woody Allen. We had Scorsese and De Niro (Taxi ­Driver, not Rocky and Bullwinkle). We had Blondie, for crying out loud. Naturally, these luminaries could walk among us unmolested—they were New Yorkers, too."

Can't wait to get back, even though I almost threw up as I surfed craigslist for a new apartment. Why are the best apartments always owned by smoking, cat loving, "you must be left-wing supporter" old men? Oh wait, the best apartments are always taken, that's why. Like precious gems, people hold on to them with every breath they have.

At least it's good to know that I'm staying at some friend's place while I'm search for an apartment. That makes it less painful.

What's that got to do with film? Not much.
But here goes something film-ish. OK, my plan for this new year will be to work in film or TV production and try and do decent stuff in the city. If by the end of this year I'm not able to accomplish my goals or I don't feel fulfilled, I'm either:
  • Going back to Portugal and accept the offer as a director at Republica das Bananas production company and get a nice little reel so I can travel through Europe and just direct ads;
  • Or - I'll try and enter Tisch for a Master in film production; but for this I'm gonna need serious scholarships

So those are my plans for now. Let me stress, FOR NOW. I know that plans always change and things happen, so hopefully something more exciting than these 2 options will come up.

Alright, that's all for today. Peace.