Friday, June 11, 2010

Only Mad Dogs and Irish Guys go to L.A....

I went to the launch party for the Indian Film Festival of Ireland’s programme on Wednesday night at Solas Bar. It was great fun and well attended, plus I got to wear a nifty Indian ensemble for it. You can see the pics and what went down at the official blog.

On a (maybe slightly) related note, I saw an interview with this chap, Mark Hayes in the Metro during the week. Mark, who’s from Cork and seems to be a cheerful, optimistic sort of fella, wrote a sitcom a few years ago that got rejected by RTE. Undaunted, Mark then moved to L.A. anyway to be a stand-up comedian and try and break into acting/writing. This led to adventures where he got frisked and nearly arrested by L.A. cops, chased by a wild boar, attacked by a hotel maid on Spring Break and went boozing with Robbie Williams on his yacht.

Now, everyone will have their own opinions about whether going to L.A. was a good idea in his position (no contacts, sounds like he was fairly broke, etc). I think it was brilliant and thoroughly envy his bravery. Maybe I’m just in a particularly headwrecked place right now but the thought of jacking it all in and heading for the L and A is a tempting thought. Notwithstanding the fact that I’ve been there and it is literally the fakest-looking place on earth (all the buildings look like they’ve been built temporarily for a film set). And that it’s the kind of place where you can find yourself accidentally at a porn publisher’s house party (maybe that was just me though). Still, it’s where movies get made, where the action is.

So it’s Friday. Raise a glass of something strong to taking risks, being crazy and grabbing life by the cajones...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Eilis

As one of your blog "followers" I am writing to complain about a certain lack of detail in this post.

.....the kind of place where you can find yourself accidentally at a porn publisher’s house party (maybe that was just me though).

You can't just throw things out "accidentally" and "...porn publisher’s house party..." and then move on without supplying more details (and preferably pictures) as if you had just said "I inadvertently locked the cat out last night. It was had fairly peeved next morning."


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