Good morning from Europe!
It’s been an exciting and sometimes painful (more on this later) journey throughout Europe as I’ve taken Ramayana The Thread of Luminance to market, to coin a phrase, at MiPtv 2018 in a very rainy and cold Cannes in the south of France.
Most people will associate the French Rivera with glamour and film stars, but this week it was home to the ‘largest week in television’ as 5000 participants from all corners of the globe descended to sell, promote and sign deals in the international television industry along with networking opportunities. Whilst the strikes and weather in France did dent opportunities to take a break on the beach, I did manage to talk to a variety of co- production companies and distributors about my intentions to create the next big thing from my tireless work over the last decade.
I was pleasantly surprised to find many people interested in my project and interpretation of the Ramayana.
Whilst nothing has been signed or agreed upon (so I won’t be naming names in this email) there are possibilities and conversations to develop ....SO WATCH THIS SPACE.
To give myself a break and to allow those potiential partners to process the enormity of the Ramayana, I’ve spent two weeks catching up with family and friends; first in Barcelona where I finally visited the Sagrada Familia and unexpectedly climbed the famous mountain Monserrat north of the Catalan City. I say unexpectedly as I had not considered bringing even hiking shoes and what was promised to be a mere 5 hour hike turned out to be a 10 hour scramble up and down ravines and
reaching summits of 1000km overlooking the surrounding countryside all the way into neighbouring France.
It’s safe to say I won’t be doing that again.
Next up on my itinerary was visiting family in Amsterdam, a place one could assume free from steep hills, but no as the city is famous for its stunningly beautiful architecture AND steep staircases!
But it is nice to wander around a new city visiting the abundance of cultural and historical highlights including Anne Frank’s House and The Rijksmuseum
before heading back to work.
I shall keep you posted on developments that I hope will happening very soon!