Oscar Series (4) – It is possible !

by shirls on March 4, 2007 · 0 comments in 大节大日,家人朋友

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自写了梦想一座奥斯卡这一篇,我亲爱的妹妹在网上鼓励我再拍一部短片。

Ed也常常口口声声地说会支持我,竭尽所能地想说服我。

这个嘛…我也很想。 灵感是有的,才一个,不过要去尼泊尔拍!

那天,我将我之前拍的短片再看一遍, 心情澎湃,又掀起了拍短片的热情及冲动。

前几天,与我的朋友(他是我那部短片的监制)聊电话。他也提到想再拍一部。

(虽然,我们未必会再合作,因为他现在住在香港。 加上,我想他也怕了我。嘿嘿,我有很多缺点 🙂 )

现在,我想起了Forest Whitaker 在领奥斯卡最佳男主角奖时说的一段话:

“….When I was a kid, the only way that I saw movies was from the backseat of my family’s car. At the drive-in. And, it wasn’t my reality to think I would be acting in movies, so receiving this honor tonight tells me that it’s possible. It is possible for a kid from east Texas, raised in South Central L.A. in Carson, who believes in his dreams, commits himself to them with his heart, to touch them, and to have them happen.

Because when I first started acting, it was because of my desire to connect to everyone. To that thing inside each of us. That light that I believe exists in all of us. Because acting for me is about believing in that connection and it’s a connection so strong, it’s a connection so deep, that we feel it….”

那是当晚最感人的致词。

对了!It is possible !

其实,他所说的,都是我一直相信的。

昨天,乘公共交通时,灵感突然来了。

老实说,那些所谓的灵感, 是我以前已有的概念。

只是,搁下来了,就一直给自己藉口。

人的惰性很恐怖!

现在,终于有勇气再把它们拿出来。

路还长呢! 搞电影,很讲天时地利人合。

以前,有幸遇到几位比我还认真的朋友一起搞。

没大家的互相推动及支持,一个人是很难搞起来的。

(在此,特别再谢谢他们!)

从概念到短片成功制成,共花了近两年的时间。

毕竟,我们还是要天天上班。

那种生活倒很有意义。

现在,我身在新的国家虽不知从何开始。

至少,有了概念,就可一步一步来。

先祝自己,别三分钟热度,好好坚持到底 !

Since I posted “Dreaming for an Oscar“, my younger sister encouraged me to make another short film.

Ed too, always trying his best to convince me to make another one, and promise to give me full support.

I hoped so too. However, I didn’t have any ideas, except one, only if I could fly to Nepal to film it.

The other night, I watched my last short documentary again. I felt overwhelmed, and suddenly the passion and urge came back.

A few days ago, I talked to a friend of mine on phone (he was the producer of my last short documentary). He too, mentioned that he hopes to make another one.

(Although, we may not be able to work together again because he is currently living in Hong Kong. In addition, I think he has been scared away by my many weaknesses 🙂 )

Now, I recall Forest Whitaker’s acceptance speech when he received the Oscar honour of the Best Actor in Leading Role :

“….When I was a kid, the only way that I saw movies was from the backseat of my family’s car. At the drive-in. And, it wasn’t my reality to think I would be acting in movies, so receiving this honor tonight tells me that it’s possible. It is possible for a kid from east Texas, raised in South Central L.A. in Carson, who believes in his dreams, commits himself to them with his heart, to touch them, and to have them happen.

Because when I first started acting, it was because of my desire to connect to everyone. To that thing inside each of us. That light that I believe exists in all of us. Because acting for me is about believing in that connection and it’s a connection so strong, it’s a connection so deep, that we feel it….”

That was one of the most touching and emotional speeches on Oscar night.

Yes ! As he said, it is possible !

In fact, what he said, was always my firm belief.

Yesterday, when I was taking public transport, I suddenly have some ideas for my next short film.

Frankly, those so called “ideas” are ideas that I already had long time ago.

I guess, sometimes, when I did not take any actions on them, once they been left behind, I would give myself many excuses to not to take up the challenges again.

The laziness of human beings is quite debilitating.

Finally, I have the courage again to withdraw those ideas from my heart.

Well, still a long way to go. Film making is heavily depending on the people, the timing and the place.

In the past, I have been fortunate enough to meet friends who took it more seriously than I was.

Without their supports and stimulation, I don’t think I could do it by myself.

(Let me send my special thanks to them again here. )

From forming the idea till we made it into short documentary, it had taken almost two years of our times.

It was mainlybecause we still had to work full time at that time.

Nonetheless, those days remain very meaningful to me.

I am now living in a new country, don’t know where and how to start.

Fortunately, I have some ideas now, it is a good start.

Let me wishing myself, to have the perseverance to continue till it bears fruits !

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