Obstacles? What Obstacles?

Henry Ford might have been talking about independent movie making when he said that obstacles are those frightful things that you see when you take your eye off the goal. Amongst the PR work for our new release, Despite the Falling Snow, we’ve had a long week of...

City of Lights

We arrived in Paris yesterday for Fashion Week. I wanted to write that line because, really, it’s up there in the list of least likely lines I would ever write. Along with ‘I don’t like french fries’  and ‘do you have a spare lipstick?’ Our good friends Tamara Ralph...
Crossing Le Sahara

Crossing Le Sahara

I finished a first draft of my new screenplay this week. My first script since Despite the Falling Snow is a smart action thriller with roles for six women, so it hadn’t been a walk in the park. Luca, our youngest, was suitably impressed. ‘Wow,’ he said. ‘You were...

Self Portrait

On Sunday, I took Luca to the John Singer Sargent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. I’ve been a Sargent devotee since I did my Masters degree in Boston where I spent many happy hours at the MFA and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (I also spent much...
Spiderman

Spiderman

So many of you have sent lovely comments about our son Ethan’s birthday video, congratulating him and also us, on our wonderful parenting. Ethan may sometimes beg to differ but, as I often tell him (as part of my caring parenting skills) ‘Don’t make your problem my...
Making Movies…And Nuts

Making Movies…And Nuts

For the last two years, on and off, our new movie, Despite the Falling Snow, has consumed my creative life. Literally hundreds of talented people here in London and in Belgrade, Serbia, have helped me make this film, not least my producer and wife, Hanan. Hanan fine...