Thursday, 12 July 2018

Covered in Sh*&ld

What life would you like to lead? One where you’re feeling happy & powerful? or beaten-down & guilt-ridden?

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Tips for travelling to Film Festivals

M&J are in Toronto at the Female Eye Film Festival this week for the closing night screening of our short film, MENTAL. I have been following MENTAL on its festival run with M, for almost two years now and as such, I have gotten pretty used to prepping, packing and settling in at hotels.

Here is my advice on how to prep for / approach this type of travel:

Thursday, 14 June 2018

A Work in Progress

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear. Anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current ones. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and shakiness aka how my body feels ‘when I drink too much coffee.'

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Back in five

Recently it was suggested to me that I set aside time for micro-breaks throughout the day. Small periods of five minutes to focus on my breath, etc. It was given to me as a tactic to avoid burnout.

I found the suggestion preposterous.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Assembling Your Team

Emotions are contagious.

I have found that when a group of positive, proactive, people are working together toward a common goal, even intense pressure-filled situations can be enjoyable. Those high stakes, high stress, moments occur often in film. I highly suggest taking that into consideration when deciding who to add to key positions while crewing up.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Certain I'm Uncertain

I have always been certain that I want to work in the arts, find romance, live by the water and build a life filled with love, and adventure.  

I have never been certain about having children.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Misfit Toys

The island of misfit toys was filled with rejects but it seemed like the best place to be when I was a kid. They had a lot of fun and that's where all the interesting characters were. Also, by the end each one found a home (a place where they were accepted 'as is').

© M&J
Maira Gall