Well, after a long, sometimes arduous, journey beginning way back in the summer of 2015, my vessel of a short film LEAVE – based upon my short story of the same name – has found its homeport at Amazon Prime and is now available to be viewed for free by all… provided you are either a U.S. or U.K. Prime subscriber. If not, then it will cost you a mere buck/pound or two to watch it.
So, hey, check it out for me. It’s only a short film so it will take you less than fifteen minutes to watch. A piece of (tea)cake. And if you do check it out, do me a favor and write a review for it, let me know what you think.
And if you’d like to know more about the film and its cast and crew, we have a spiffy website for it at leavethemovie.com. In addition to headshots and bios and other standard filmmaking propaganda, you can find “The Making of LEAVE,” a little documentary I had made about, well… the making of LEAVE. Check it out, it’s a lot of fun.
Even though it’s a long, slow, sometimes painful process, I really enjoyed being part of making a movie. And once I get this bloody novel finished that I’ve been working on close to two years now – soon, very soon – I plan to get back into the movie making thing pronto. It really is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
This amazing short film is trending on youtube. I don’t always check to see what’s trending on youtube because usually there are only inane things I have no interest in; however, I may have to start checking more often if there is the chance that there is more quality art to discover such as this quality production.
According to this article, which is a derivative of this article, which leans heavily on this study, creative people literally see the world differently than us lesser than creative types, as is illustrated by the following video…
Some of you may remember this similar titillating* exercise in awareness I shared in days past.
*The word “titillating” was added for clickbait purposes only; although, some may in fact be titillated by brain teasers. Who knows…
If you are a music lover, and I’m sure that you are, you really need to check out Symphoniacs.
Colin Stokes, one of the cellists with this amazing group of international virtuosos, is a family friend who graduated from the Baltimore School of Arts with my daughter (the same school Tupac and Jada Pinkett-Smith attended back in the day) and tutored my youngest son a bit on the cello.
You can hear some of my son’s cello work with his and his older brother’s band AELIOS.
Vaughan Brindley (drums/cello), Willis Brindley (vocals/guitar), and Colin Bates (vocals/bass)