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Celebrating 365 days without relapse

(part one) It’s April 7th, 2020. The world is amidst a pandemic of unseen proportions — but this won’t be about COVID. This will be about recovery […]

7 Lessons I learned making my first short film

Way back in 2015, when I still had a very clear vision of where my career path would lead me, I decided to take the plunge and […]

Why I don’t offer paid feedback services (anymore)

In my website’s long origin story, nothing has changed more frequently than my services page.  At the start, way back in 2017, I resolved not to charge […]

Becoming Pendragon

Written 31.03.2019 Some decisions in life take ages. Others only need a second. My choice to change my name was both and neither: it has been a […]

My highly biased and unpopular OSCAR votes 2017

Originally posted in February 2017. Each year, I vow to watch as many nominated films as possible. Each year, I ultimately fall short of my expectations. Academy […]

SPOTLIGHT: 7 questions for our composer

Motion pictures are heavy on the visuals, sure – but you can’t forget the music! This time in our SPOTLIGHT series: Hartwig Ross, our composer. He also […]

SPOTLIGHT: 7 questions for our director

  This is it – the final installment of our Spotlight series, which introduced you to cast and crew members “The Hacker”. A ‘tail light’, so to […]

SPOTLIGHT: 7 questions for our Production Assistant

On a film set, production assistants have their hands full. For “The Hacker”, Meli’s tasks included wielding her MS Excel superpowers for the greater good and making […]

SPOTLIGHT: 7 questions for Alexis, aka “The Colleague”

On Monday, 5th September 2016, Alexis Schmid was on location to portray “The Colleague” in Jay’s short film “The Hacker”. Today she is the focal point of […]

SPOTLIGHT: 7 questions for Leon, our intern

After four exciting days from 5th to 8th September 2016, filming wrapped on “The Hacker”… And we couldn’t have done it without our intern Leon. The 15-year-old […]

SPOTLIGHT: 7 questions for “The Pretty One”, the male agent

This time in SPOTLIGHT, the series that introduces you to the members of our team: Andreas, who will play our male agent, aka “The Pretty One”! He […]

SPOTLIGHT: 7 Questions for our editor

In the lead-up to filming “The Hacker”, Jay’s fanfic-inspired short film, we wanted to introduce you to the members of our great team. Shine a spotlight on […]

My unofficial Gateway Fandoms

   Originally posted in in June 2016 For years now I’ve been citing Harry Potter as my gateway fandom – meaning that it was this much-beloved book […]

Drama Workshop, or: the best part of my student life

             Originally posted in June 2016 Even before launching my first website, I was beyond certain that I’m going to mention the […]

The positive effect of a spelling error: The Klingon Scandal of 2006

… which I’m not sure actually took place in 2006, but until I manage to look it up, let’s pretend it was 2006. While I was attending […]