Update: looking for friends (without benefits) n the Bristol / Cardiff / Swansea area :)
. Big time.
Realistically, we are very unlikely to get along if you don't like people all that much. Just putting it out there. I'm pretty compassionate.
I'm a... (not wanting to be defined by my preoccupations, pursuits or proclivities, but still...) filmmaker – three documentaries and one fiction feature deep, now embarking on a new doc – apparently obsessed with the relationship between technology, power and our potential, as people, to do great things. On the other hand I also run a platform - like, yeah, I suppose a 'startup' - which helps people who make creative work distribute it to the world. I also scratch around trying to write another novel - recently compromised by hurling water into my laptop. That was the idea of what I was going to do until I actually made a film, back when, and still I can't quite leave it alone. And sometimes I make music, usually when wistful. I'm not often wistful.
I've recently emanated a beard.
In between those poles, can you imagine me? I wiggle back and forth between analytical and dreamy. I have a PhD, but I've stayed almost completely outside academia.
I love nothing more than a whipsmart friend with wild thoughts.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I do judge other people by these stupid lists so I guess I should
give it a go even though it's very random. Bulgakov, Yoshimoto
Banana, Henry Miller, PKD, Agnes varda, Chris Marker, David Lynch,
David Cronenberg, Aphex Twin, Brian Eno, Joy division, Kraftwerk,
Trans Am, Velvet Underground, Vangelis. Kafka. Coetzee. Murakami.
Michael Mann. Mikhal Bulgakov. Buddha. Baudelaire. Tarkovsky. ESG.
Little Dragon. Sonic Youth. My Bloody Valentine (especially if
there is MDMA involved). Duke Ellington. John Coltrane. Sketches of
Spain. De Sade (actually his writing is shit.) I'm going to start
stealing lists from other people I like :) Ernest Hemingway, Cormac
McCarthy, Vladimir Nabokov, William Blake, Louis armstrong,
Secretary, Curtis Mayfield, Bon Iver, William Oldham. Pasolini.
Beckett. Kiarostami. BOOKS: James Baldwin, Breaking Bad, Damages,
Wu-Tang Clan, Raymond Carver, Bukowski, Foucault, Sartre, Walter
Benjamin, Dostoyevsky, Camus, Faulkner, Yo La Tengo, Glenn Gould,
Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Bach, Arvo Part, Bill Evans, My Bloody
Valentine, La Jetée by Chris Marker, Sans Soleil, Orson Welles,
,Godard,Tarkovsky,Haneke, Audiard, Wong Kar wai, Hitchcock,Kubrick,
Bergman, Coen Brothers, Bruno Dumont, Phillipe Grandrieux.