Kids have honestly made me more creative. That's a fact. I was of course creative before kids working as a screenwriter, director and magazine editor...you get the picture. I was born creative, baby. Hear me out though, those kids took my creativity to another level. Throughout history (and I've found throughout my life so far too), creativity arises and thrives within limitations, be it time, budget, tools/access, they exist and are are actually vital in making creativity happen.
I wanted to share my latest showreel (it's what directors such as myself use to get more commissions: a short montage of the highlights of my directing work). Included below are clips from my multi award winning* short films, TV docs, drama, music videos, promos, fashion films and commercials. I've been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the finest actors and crew working today.
Being creative can be hard work. Hard to get the words onto the screen for that next draft, hard to get the confidence to write the book, launch the blog, heck even write that funny tweet. Creatives are riddled with self doubt. Fact.
Motherhood+work=juggle. It's not brain surgery...unless you're actually a brain surgeon with children that is.
Isobel Pravda is single mother of two, (Teo, three and a half and Alex, one and a half) and an actress who trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating with the Peter Wolff Award.
Today is the premier of a new weekly feature on the blog: Wonderful Women Wednesday-The Interview, where questions will be asked of simply awe inspiring women from all walks of life to inform, inspire and entertain.
The blogging event of the century: BritMums Live is nearly upon us and I'm soooo excited to meet you all. Merging my two worlds of directing and blogging, I'll be there with camera kit and husband Peter shooting in tow, making a promo film for BritMums over the next 2 days.
No don't get too excited-I won't be attending this year *weeps. You see being up the duff is not ideal for party going Cannes plus I have writing commitments to get on with (must stop procrastinating and writing this blog, instead) but Cannes is AMAZING.
If you remember I directed a music video a couple of months ago for a super cool, young band The Scandal (I predict big things for these boys) for their debut track Karolina.
Please don't judge me... As much as I love experimental European films and conceptual art (I do), I need to wind down watching mind numbing escapist crap sometimes. What? No judgement remember.
Getting back to work...