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New year 2018

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a happy New year 2018.
My goals for the year

  • Get fit
  • Finish my course at Yoobee – in Animation and film

Sword Productions Goals

  • Finish editing my script and shooting it
  • Keep working the documentary about Chinese miners Shot it in Central Otago

I do have other goals.  Above is an outline.

What are your New year resolutions?

Moving on from my current job
I am leaving my current job and going back to full time study next year.
You may ask what is my current job.  I can’t tell you because I am still working there and until I leave I can not say on social media (on a post) where I work.
I can tell you in person just not on social media.
Current job
Logistics working night shift.  My body is confused about night and day.
Money is OK but my health is way more important than money.
No the government is not paying for my study (if you are asking) due to the fact I have studied before.
I AM REALLY looking forward to leaving!!! There’s a lot I’d really like to say about the company I work for but that will be in a blog for another day in about a years time (If I still want to vent by then).
During my time there
  • I had to go on high blood pressure pills,
  • My sleep patterns are all over the place,
  • I have requested 2 to 3 times to go onto day shift.  No reply!
 I have two options to try, will keep you posted later on what I will do.
As of right now I have 54 calendar days to go and 28 working days to go.
My course starts 12 February.  I finish up on Sunday 4th February at 6am (or there about)
Currently on one more day shift then the rest of my time is nights 😣😥😢😠
3rd South South Institute Conference

Last week (5th Nov to 10th Nov) I helped out at the South South Institute Conference on sexual violence perpetrated against men and boys.
There were a lot of key talks at the conference. I helped by providing audio and visual support.

The Sunday before the conference was a guys only workshop, then afterwards, those of us who were a part of the Bristlecone Project went to the Canterbury Museum to preview the exhibition.

My picture at Museum

My picture was giant!





On the second day I met former FBI agent and writer/producer of Criminals minds, Jim Clemente. I got his autograph and a souvenir FBI badge. A very nice guy, I hope to see him in LA one day.

Selfie with Jim Clemente

The 5 days went really fast.

Waitaki Candidacy for General Election

I ran as a candidate for Waitaki In the 2017 General election. The position is currently held by Jacqui Dean.

I came second to last with 157 votes, click here for my results.

I entered into this as a learning experience, it was fun and interesting. During my campaign I attended one public meeting, in Waimate.

I want to do Toast Masters next year to improve on my public speaking.

Below are pictures from my election night party.

Bring on Election 2020!

Done the 48 Hour Film Festival again

This is the sixth time I have done the 48 Hour Film Festival.
What a rush!

This year I joined the Mad Scientists, Directed by Jullian Josland. We did the Ultra 48, and our genre was Science Fiction.

Ultra 48 is where we had to do a sequel to one from another year, so we did Uber Cyborg 2.0 (see Uber Cyborg)

Mad Scientists 2017

All in all, it was fun weekend for everyone

New Beginnings in Christchurch

Well I am back and I can access my website again.  I live in Christchurch now, been here for 21 months.
I am working full time at the airport to fill in time.

I will be posting to and re-editing my website ASAP.

New week

Well it’s a new week: 38 of 52.  Almost finished on a client’s job.  It’s edited,
Here is the link:

Start in the right direction.

I was in Queenstown all last week, working for another company doing audio and visual for conferences.

It was fun.  The weather was great all last week

New Beginnings

Well, I am not at the Nose any more, I am working for another company on contract basis called Illegitimate Glow Worms. They provide for a lot of conferences in Queenstown.

A few jobs filming and doing web commercials. Will post once the clients approved the service.

What’s New

Well I don’t have that much to report, thinking about a getting my own camera.  I have bought a GoPro, so if you want to hire me and the GoPro email me on on director@swordproductions.co.nz or call me on 0800 FILMING (345 6464)

I got two quotes on cameras. One from a guy who was freelancing for Highway Patrol, and the other quote from Natural  History of  New Zealand.

Go pro
At Snow Farm with my new GoPro
The end of the road for Team Cromwell 2013

Well we tried, but we didn’t make to the next round.  We did manage to get into the local papers though.

Team Cromwell PAGE 1
Front Page for us

Bring on the 2014 48 hour film festival.

I will have a local screening on Sunday 23th June at The Nose, 7 Sandflat road, Cromwell, 3 PM.
Please email or text or phone I need to know numbers for catering