I daydream too much.
At least that’s what most of my old school teacher’s would tell you if you asked them. And yes, it’s safe to say I have a wondering mind and a vivid imagination! But for me, life is about working hard and playing hard. Making use of the talents you’re given, spending time with family and friends, and wherever possible, helping others that need it.
But, as Batman is rightly told by Rachael,
It’s not who you are underneath – it’s what you do that defines you.
I guess in many ways that’s very true. I could spend hours telling you I’m one of the good guys, but I’d only half convince you with words on a screen. Furthermore, as Henry Ford once said,
You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.
Another great quote. Unfortunately, I’ve lived most of my life talking about the things I want to be, or am going to do. You see,
Idea is 1%, execution is 99%.
Where am I going with this? Well, what I’m trying to say is that I’ve tried a lot of things in life, and spent too much time daydreaming about winning an oscar for best screenwriter, director, actor, and composer, and not enough time putting in the hard grapht to get there. Of course, that’s not entirely true – there have been areas where I’ve worked my butt off, but for the most part, I’ve realised I need to execute my ideas more, and start with the small goals first.
The Real About Me
Growing up, I was an actor at heart. I studied drama from age 8 and that has and always will be where my real talent lies. But at some point I picked up a guitar and discovered that I had a rather decent musical side… Years on, a University degree later, I’ve been masquerading as a creative entrepreneur.
Between 2005 and now, I’ve released a solo album, had a whole bunch of my children’s books published, written songs for, and acted in television commercials, been a voice-over artist for many radio and TV commercials, and started a company called Black Forest, where I compose music for film and television, as well as produce and direct small-scale films.
What I’m Focused On Now
The simple answer is, composing music for Film and TV.
The longer answer is that I’m also involved in techy, entrepreneurial stuff, working on an app with @BodoSieber from Systemative that we think will change the world (even if it’s just by a little bit).
MY BUCKET LIST
- Win an Oscar
- Act in a Hollywood film
- Act in a TV Series
- Score a major Hollywood film
- Score an Amanda Evans film
- Write a Novel
- Write a Screenplay that becomes a Hollywood Film
- Talk acting with Brad Pitt
- Voice Actor for a Pixar Animation
- Rent a Ferrari for the weekend (or just borrow Jason Bagley’s when he gets his one day!).
- Drive a sports car on a Race Track
- Learn to play the Violin/Cello
- Learn a Martial Art
- Build my own House
- Own a Farm
- Save a Life
- See the Northern lights
- See the 7 Wonders of the world
- Give away a House
- Have 2 or 3 kids
- Make an iPhone app
- Present a TED talk
- Send someone to University