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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Journey To Toronto International Film Festival

This is a premiere for me. I am posting my blog straight to the blog website without editing it. And I know that you were waiting for this one yesterday. My bad. I don't know if in some parts of the world it is still Monday (for me to justify that I am not late posting this blog).

I am in fact writing from a computer provided for the Industry delegates at the Toronto International Film Festival. Yes I am one of them as an Assistant Producer of a movie that is about to be shot in South Africa. How I got in here is another story.

Being part of the festival is something special. I just met great movie producers, and as they were mentioning the projects they have been working on in the past, I am just amazed to even being part of the discussion. I am talking about Oscar winning movies. It's crazy. My only hope was to meet Will Smith, but I guess that will have to be for another day lol

Funny enough, as I was doing my homework yesterday given to me by Charlie my new coach, she asked me about my childhood dreams. I had a few dreams as I was growing up. At six years old, my dream was, by the year 2000, to be a teacher. As a young teenager, my dream was to become a TV and movie producer. Later on I dreamt about working in a radio station.

Let's check. In the year 2000, I was an English teacher at my former high school and working as a radio broadcaster in the evenings and weekends. My first job in Toronto was Project Manager of the first French speaking radio station in Toronto. And now, I am part of the Toronto Film Festival meeting with movie producers!!!! Maybe the dream is coming true, what do you think? I am in shock!

I have only 15 minutes on this computer, so I just wanted to check in as I am heading to the next event.

Keep dreaming, there is a Guy Upstairs making sure that those dreams will come to pass. And, as it has been my experience, He works in mysterious ways. I can't believe I am part of this Festival!!!

Moral of the story?

Do you want your dreams to come true? Just be in a Festival and you will have only 15 minutes to work on their computers

Always a pleasure

Patrick

The Journeyman

1 comment:

  1. So exciting you are involved with the amazing Toronto Film Festival, Patrick!

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