Thursday, 3 May 2012

Wouldn't It Be Cool If...

Hey you all! How has it been going for the past few days? Here on the tiny Island with the biggest heart, I must admit it was awesome.

Firstly the weather is looking sublime and it's also been effecting how people perceive each other: generally speaking - they are mega good to each other :)

Now since am in this perennial good mood of late, I wanted to indulge on a few aspects which I TRULY BELIEVE would help us all BE better persons.

Am calling it the 'WOULDN'T IT BE COOL IF..' methodology. 

Here we go; 

Wouldn't it be cool if - 

  • You live the exhilaration of living your
    true purpose and calling?
  • You realize that you have a call for something bigger?
  • You could attract the best things in your life frequently?
  • You were capable of living your true potential?
  • You took every single action and reap the awesome effects?
  • You were definitely bigger than the surroundings you were in?
  • You were always present for your families special moments?
  • You managed to enjoy going abroad and learn about various cultures and helped out at the same time?
  • You learned how to use your energy to affect others build their passionate lives they deserve?
  • You could show the world that it's taking itself too seriously and needs a timeout?
  • You could share all your LOVE with everyone around you?
  • Your circumstances meant nothing but more strength building for you?
  • You always met with great people living fantastic dreams and be able to share these with all the people you love?
  • You could Share, Believe, Build and Achieve?
 That was my all for today my lovely friends. 

Until next time... 

Cheers to Your Screenplay Life

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Movies, Movies, Movies Galore

Hey buddies!

What a beautiful day here on the Islands of Malta...1st May - Worker's Day. Just love it here. I really wish for all my foreign friends do get the chance to visit this beautiful Island .. it's gorgeous :)

And am sure Summer is going to be the real deal once again .. Umbrellas, fresh orange juice, beach volley, snorkeling..well ..  amazing moments really.

And it's here already..  wow!

And you know what else Summer means to all of us here in Malta: Movie Blockbuster Season! Hurray :)

As many of you already know; am totally in love with my passion and get involved in TV drama, producing, writing and also follow the movies in a fervently manner at times.

Being subscribed to two major UK film magazines did lift my knowledge on the subject at hand and to be awesomely honest with you all, this SUMMER shortlist is going to be MASSIVE.


Well if you're anything like me ,. you'd want to watch ALL of the SUMMER'S mega productions. But sometimes you need to make your faves list. And this is exactly what I'll be doing right here.

I'll tackle three, just 3 major releases for this summer (And I want be even considering the inclusion of AVENGERS Assemble! That's a must for summer .. :) ) 

The one for the family & kids surely has to be BRAVE, the very latest from my animation favourites: PIXAR! I always get the chills when I watch that trailer :P

Then there's the BIG closure for Chris Nolan's epic trilogy in the name of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Actually I think that EPIC won't even come close at describing this movie. You have to invest in such grandeur. You owe it to yourself.

And lastly (for now) a return to a classic from the SCI-FI vault of Sir Ridley Scott. You know the Brit guy .. he was responsible for GLADIATOR, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, BLADE RUNNER .. and also a little B-MOVIE starring an unknown lady by the name of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver). It was first released back in 1978 and many, many, too many young adults pee'd in their pants stumbling an alien creature so wickedly put together. And you didn't even get to see to much of the darn thing! 

If you love movies and have fond respect to this endearing craft, you really owe it to yourself to immerse into PROMETHEUS.

That's all from me for now buddies.

Hope to hear from you and comment your true love for movies.

You can share your passion with an avid player: right here, right now :)

To Your Screenplay Life

Friday, 27 April 2012

High Potential Chatting :)

Hey there beautiful buddies, hope you had some wickedly funny time the last few days. Me? Well I promised myself to continue re-writing some scene from my screenplay. And got on with achieving new and better things.

In fact, just a few days ago, I've had the privilege of having a cup of coffee with a great mind here locally. This lad is really a rock where life-changing aspects need to come into place. We've had a very interesting chat about 'Where you're headed' and the things that flowed where simply astonishing.

Ken Attard and I met around 6 years ago during a marketing venture. The guy immediately struck a chord with me and am really happy for he's doing the thing he's always dreamed of doing. Now an official Master NLP Practitioner and a Life Coach, has a mantra that truly captivates whoever he stumbles upon: "People's Potential is my Passion". 

This is definitely not the right place to share the wealth of wisdom I was exposed to. As I learned a vital lesson from Ken: "You never force anything on anyone. If they want help, they ask for it, then you step in and help". 

So many times we fall pray to 'Wanting To Help People Syndrome' that we lose sight of the 'needs' of the person in front of us.

I'm totally grateful for Ken's time and it only comes naturally to share his contact for those of you who feel they can BE, DO and HAVE whatever they really want in their life. 

It has never been a matter of 'I can't', but rather 'Wouldn't It Be Cool If..'.

If you're always meditating on the following: "I'm ready for some changes. I want to see different results and feel great."

Discover how ..

Ken Attard -


To Your Screenplay Life

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Hey all you beautiful people,

Hope you had some wicked fun coming up with all sort of great ideas for your screenplay.

You see, I've been coming across many people who simply want to share their suggestions and tips on how to improve my life. I thought to myself that this had to be shared with you all.

One major thing which keeps on getting people to struggle constantly in their life endeavors would have to be 'LACK OF TEAMWORK'. And this goes deep into our own psyche as individuals who have been inundated with - 'Don't trust no-one!' attitude. As many of you would know, whatever your field, whatever your hobby or profession, you ain't goin' nowhere if you ain't getting a team set-up.

A few days ago, a very dear friend of mine, came up with this idea of: "Why don't people work together instead of trying to break each other?"

Hm.. now that really intrigued me quite a bit. As we kept on discussing the above, I suggested he come up with some sort of solution for this seemingly terrifying problem: and you won't guess his response!

"It's obvious really. People should trust in each other and achieve whatever it is they need, quicker and they create more". Now this was the same guy who put all his attention on the problem first, then upon being asked for his views he immediately came up with quite an obvious solution: TRUST.

So I ask myself: "Why aren't people trusting each other enough and really achieve great things?"
  • Perhaps some individuals are in it for personal gains? 
  • Perhaps some individuals were victimized in previous TEAM-ORIENTED projects?
  • Perhaps some individuals are afraid of sharing their ideas with others?
  • Perhaps some individuals have inner self-doubt and fear rejection?
 In truth the list goes on and on, but the solution never lies in the collective. In my views, each individual has an infinite possibility to achieve greatness, but it's not wise to WAIT for the perfect TEAM WORK ambient to be allowed to shine. Each individual is an integral part which when woven together nicely will fit into a perfect machine. The machine itself ain't perfect if its individual parts aren't.

We're all individual parts. Our little 'perfectness' will form part of the perfect machine. If there's friction with some parts, the machine will never work its full potential.

Do you want to be the PERFECT part?

Well, you already are.

Just go and find your place.. and the machine will produce perfect results.

Cheers you all..

To Your Screenplay Life

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Are You Getting It?

Hey there my awesome friends, 

Hope you're all doing great and really locked and focused on your projects and writings for this week.

I guess today is another great day for sharing an absolutely mind-blowing post by a success coach: Bruce Muzik. You can actually follow this link to his page. He's a cool guy.

So here is today's post .. Am sure you'll recognize a few fellows in the post :)

Abraham Lincoln
As a young man, Abraham Lincoln went to war a captain and returned a private. Later, he failed as a businessman. As a lawyer in Springfield, he was too impractical and temperamental to find success.
He turned to politics and was defeated in his first try for the legislature, again defeated in his first attempt to be nominated for congress, defeated in his application to be commissioner of the General Land Office, defeated in the senatorial election of 1854, defeated in his efforts for the vice-presidency in 1856, and defeated in the senatorial election of 1858.

He later became the 16th President of the United States of America.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill failed sixth grade. He was subsequently defeated in every election for public office until he became Prime Minister at the age of 62. He later wrote, “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never, Never, Never, Never give up.”

Sigmund Freud was booed from the podium when he first presented his ideas to the scientific community of Europe. He returned to his office and kept on writing.

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin gave up a medical career and was told by his father, “You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat catching.” In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, “I was considered by all my masters and my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect.”

Clearly, he evolved.

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7. His parents thought he was “sub-normal,” and one of his teachers described him as “mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams.”
He was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School.

He did eventually learn to speak and read. Even to do a little math.

Thomas Edison’s teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.”
He was fired from his first two jobs for being “non-productive.”
As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb.
When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied,
“I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

Henry Ford could not read nor write, failed and went broke five times in business before he succeeded.


When Bell telephone was struggling to get started, its owners offered all their rights to Western Union for $100,000. The offer was disdainfully rejected with the pronouncement, “What use could this company make of an electrical toy.” How many of you have a telephone today?


After Carl Lewis won the gold medal for the long jump in the 1996 Olympic games, he was asked to what he attributed his longevity, having competed for almost 20 years. He said, “Remembering that you have both wins and losses along the way. I don’t take either one too seriously.”


Walt Disney
Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” He went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on the grounds that it would only attract riffraff.


After Fred Astaire’s first screen test, the memo from the testing director of MGM, dated 1933, read, “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.” He kept that memo over the fire place in his Beverly Hills home. Astaire once observed that “when you’re experimenting, you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, that you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion.” And here is the reward for perseverance: “The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style.”

After his first audition, Sidney Poitier was told by the casting director, “Why don’t you stop wasting people’s time and go out and become a dishwasher or something?” It was at that moment, recalls Poitier, that he decided to devote his life to acting.

When Lucille Ball began studying to be actress in 1927, she was told by the head instructor of the John Murray Anderson Drama School, “Try any other profession.”

The first time Jerry Seinfeld walked on-stage at a comedy club as a professional comic, he looked out at the audience, froze, and forgot the English language. He stumbled through “a minute-and a half” of material and was jeered offstage. He returned the following night and closed his set to wild applause.

Harrison Ford
After Harrison Ford’s first performance as a hotel bellhop in the film Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, the studio vice-president called him in to his office. “Sit down kid,” the studio head said, “I want to tell you a story. The first time Tony Curtis was ever in a movie he delivered a bag of groceries. We took one look at him and knew he was a movie star.” Ford replied, “I thought you were supposed to think that he was a grocery delivery boy.” The vice president dismissed Ford with “You ain’t got it kid , you ain’t got it … now get out of here.”

Michael Caine’s headmaster told him, “You will be a laborer all your life.”

Charlie Chaplin was initially rejected by Hollywood studio chiefs because his pantomime was considered “nonsense.”

Decca Records turned down a recording contract with The Beatles with the evaluation, “We don’t like their sound. Groups of guitars are on their way out.” After Decca rejected the Beatles, Columbia records followed suit.

Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him “hopeless as a composer.” And, of course, you know that he wrote five of his greatest symphonies while completely deaf.

Van Gogh sold only one painting during his life. And this, to the sister of one of his friends, for 400 francs (approximately $50). This didn’t stop him from completing over 800 paintings.


27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss’s first book, To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.


Woody Allen: “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. Eighty percent of success is showing up.”


Is there a message here? I think so…

Never give up…


To Your Screenplay Life


Friday, 20 April 2012


Hey guys,

Here we are with today's MASTERMIND session in writing some of the most exhilarating scenes for your screenplay.

I know that sometimes you feel you don't actually need any HELP or advice with your 'work'. But let me be quite frank with you here: that's WHY we FAIL.

'No Man Is An Island' goes the old saying. You can't be, stay or live by yourself for ever. It's time you take the pride bug out the window and start attracting your real potential here, right now.

If anyone of you guys have an issue in trusting, than you have some additional work to do prior to start attracting your MASTERMIND brainstorming team.

A little faith goes a long way

If you take for instance many of History's mentors or leaders you'd learn that all of the accomplished their great deeds by being able to delegate and work in a team.

The importance of having a coach or a mentor is to be in a position of give-and-take. You learn how to see the whole world differently whilst at the same time letting in NEW advice and new ways of thinking.

Sometimes we think we're actually thinking. Our brains have a myriad of things to get done every single second. That's not thinking at all. That's your brains being full-on busy. You hear it all the time: "Am so busy I can't THINK straight".

In today's post I simply wanted you to get this straight.

Learn to trust and you'll start attracting into your screenplay life those scenes which usually make it into blockbuster material.


To Your Screenplay Life

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Entertainment FIX

Hey my best buddies,

Hope you're doing great with your writing so far.

You know, there's something really special I'd like to share with you all today. And whilst having decided to actually write about it, something even more special happened to me lately.

I turned off TV and RADIO!

"What did you turn OFF?!" - I hear you say .. :) Yes totally correct. You read that right!

Serenity Encapsulated :)
And now I feel REALLY SERENE.

Let me explain one thing though, as am more than sure that the above sounded like heresy to some of you.


You see, my best buddies, what would you rather invest in -

    BAD NEWS, found all over the place


    GOOD NEWS, found within

It's rather a simple concept isn't it? However it's not easy. At least not that easy FOR SOME. For those stubborn enough to really can't see themselves without the constant wave of negative stuff inundating their everyday life.

It's what I call - 'My Own Tragic Screenplay of Someone Else's Life'.

Do you get it now? Or are you still trying to save the world by being AWARE, present and involved in all of the world's bad situations to the minute? Do you even care really? Does it make any difference to you when you watch awful footage of the dire life conditions which has stricken African children, or simply watching an epic movie like 2012 whilst you enjoy your hot cocoa?

In my humble view it's a simple crave, and a very ugly one at that.

Some of us can't and won't discern the difference between fiction and horrible things happening to others. All we're after is an 'ENTERTAINMENT-FIX'. We want to see people burn, starve, drown, get shot, mutilate and what not. And if all this could could be done just in time for our favorite soap or footie game all the better.

THINK what you want to influence your brain with. I've learned from somewhere that your brain will automatically function independently to your awareness. Of course unless you feed it the RIGHT stuff,it will go on auto pilot and flash all sorts of bad stuff all day long.

The right stuff is everywhere around you. Could be the eyes you have to be able to read this. Could be the running water you showered in this morning. Could actually simply be your entire life. Your Screenplay Life awaits some new brainstorming sessions...

BTW - as regards the first 'SPECIAL' thing I wanted to write to you about when I started this post... I will write all about it next time :)

Until then...

To Your Screenplay Life