I’m not sure if I’m more glad or bitter the fact that I cannot call myself a student anymore. Five to ten years back, I always wanted to be done with school and be “free”, but little did I know it was the opposite.
A part of me liked being a student because your only objective is to learn and you’re much more likely to be forgiven even if you make mistakes (not to mention the student offers on gym, cinema and so on).
But change is inevitable and I understand in order to learn and grow, turning the page and moving on to a new chapter is necessary.
Looking back at my university years, I’ve definitely learnt a lot about the craft as well as (as cheesy as it sounds) about myself. I want to pat myself on my back not exactly for achieving a first class honours, but actually enhancing my self-esteem, which I lacked… a bit haha.
I recently re-shot the short film “The Other Side”, (from last year) and I think it is evident that I’ve grown in the past few years and as terrifying as it is to turn the page and enter a new chapter… I am looking forward to it.
On that note, here are two showreels – Narrative & Commercial, which I compiled together from my past works.