Updated: Apr 15
This is what I made when the world told me to stop doing anything at all.
I emerged from the intensive care unit six years ago today, lucky enough to feel pain. Lucky enough to survive life-saving surgery removing the 1KG tumour between my lungs and heart. I think back to that time and what went through my mind; never seeing my family or friends again, never getting to do any of what I wanted, never finishing all those projects I’d dreamt of making.
I think now about what I would have told Joshua from six years ago; don’t sweat it kid. Six years from now you will have finished your debut feature film, taught at all kinds of film schools, commenced a PhD… and the world would be in lockdown. I wouldn’t have believed myself and thought I was high on fentanyl. It is my hope that anybody reading this who is overwhelmed with the world right now knows that their future can still be what they make it. It may take time, it may take patience, it will take staying home and it will take sacrifice. It may seem distant; everyone is afraid of the unknown and that is totally okay. Radical self- acceptance of everything you are right now and following the advice of those around you is all you can do.
Keep safe, stay patient and reach out if you need to; it’s what we all need.
Thank you for reading and watching, your support means the world <3
www.finesilver.com.au 'The World's Best Film' featuring the stories of : Björn Lindqvist, Narong & Wilai Sairat, Steven Edwards, Rachel Cole-Wilkin, Gabriela Boner, Stanislaw Kurkowski, Kamil Skicki, Gervais & Yannick Koffi, Alexandru Ciorba, Evelin Bodea, Maddy 'Magdalena' Slabacu, Kurt & Peter Fuchs, Arany Joszef, Joshua, Lilly and Peter Belinfante Made with the support of the following individuals and many more. Sound mixer: Liam Moses Composer: David Bruggemann Colour grade: Sean Morris Surround sound mix: Anthony Marsh
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