Scriptwriter & Producer of
DANCE IRANIAN STYLE
Along with a great team I am working on our film Dance Iranian Style for about three years now. We have come a long way since the day I talk to Farshad Aria (our director) about Roya and her story. It has been hard, difficult and stressful, but at the same time extraordinary and joyful.
I have many many people to thank to, because everyday I am amazed and blessed with the generosity of wonderful people with big heart. Some of them are my dear friends, some of them become my dear friends during my journey and some of them I haven't even met yet!
Every time I meet or hear from one of these wonderful people I pinch myself and wonder if i'm not dreaming!
I'm really not exaggerating. Here are two examples:
Thanassis Moraitis: www.thanassismoraitis.gr
Carlos Vamos: www.carlosvamos.com
were truly generous to us by giving their permission to use their music for free for our film Dance Iranian Style.
I salute them and thank them with all my heart!
.... and there are more....
Simone does the PR at 1001 Production House
Today a blog not so Dance Iranian Style related, but a personal fascination and discovery combined. There is something about the concept of memory that intrigues me. Some of it is vivid but there are lots of times I can hardly remember what I ate two days before. The little trick of stopping hiccups by telling what you ate for supper all week? It works for me every time, because I get stuck at two, maybe three days ago. How to keep these memories and keep track of all your doings over the course of let’s say a year?
Last week I downloaded the app ‘Room for thought’. This app asks you once a day to make a picture of what you’re doing. There is no time for posing of positioning, because when you get the notification and open up the app the picture will be taken within three seconds. But you can add a comment and location. The timing is random, so it’s not going to be 365 pictures of you eating breakfast or being at work all year. You’re actually making a random memory book but then with an app on your phone. (You can link it to you Facebook or Instagram if you want, as kind of back up, but that’s not necessary). You can even order a photo album at the end of the year with all you ‘Room for Thought’ entries all together for the perfect random overview.
So downloading the app meant actually opening it and making my first ‘thought’. Here comes tip number one: do not open the app for the first time in bed with the lights out. My very first picture is completely black. With the caption: ‘in bed with the light out’ my first random memory picture is a big black hole of absolutely nothing. But the last three days if been surprised by the app and his question for input. My library is starting to fill himself up with random pictures of experiences and little whereabouts of my last week. I do catch myself in seeking a perfect picture w_ithin the three seconds, posing or positioning myself or my surroundings, but the concept is pretty cool. Just capture what you’re doing on that one time, without hesitation.
I would like to invite you all to download this memorycapturedevice and try it for at least one week. After that you can throw it out if you don’t like it, but try one week of random memory capturing and see where it takes you. I’m totally hooked and cannot wait to order my overview book of 2015 somewhere next year.