Like most people in our industry things just shut down early in the year. I was sat, bags packed, waiting for a taxi to Heathrow for a job in Thailand when the phone rang and the job was cancelled. Things remained like that until late May.
Since then I've been busy on two Golf based projects. One was the main edit for The Open For The Ages which went out worldwide and featured golfers past and present competing against each other in a unique event.
Spent some time between Zurich and Brighton working on some FIFA product. Promos and various other pieces. Great people and nice to spend time in a compact and very pretty city. But that is one expensive town!
We picture locked and sent the film off to be finished [grade, audio and all the other stuff] and the next stop for it is the Liverpool Film Festival for the premiere on November 2 and full release on November 11.
After a busy year, I took some time off. Based myself in Brighton, hung out with the wife and the cat and worked up some personal projects. Late in the month I started on a new golf project with IMG and director Ben Simister.
Got an invite from FIFA to work on some promos for their archive and film library. I worked out of my office in Brighton but will be heading out to Zurich in October/November to continue further.
Late September I travelled to China for the first time working for The Masters and The Royal & Ancient on coverage of their flagship Asian amateur event. An eye-opening glimpse into another world and a busy time at the coal face as always.
I've just started editing a new feature documentary all about Howard Kendall and Everton FC. The film is an in depth look at the 1980's team and is directed by long time collaborator Rob Sloman.
I spent most of April away working, though I managed to get some golf in as always. I had two jobs with IMG Golf. The first at Augusta prior to The Masters, so I didn't get to see Tiger's comeback victory, it was fun all the same. Then we had a tournament to cover in Japan. My first time there and it was a total joy, friendly people, great food and basically what anyone has ever said to me about the place was true.
The start of the year wasn't bad with a fantastic work trip to the Dominican Republic with IMG Golf working on the Latin America Amateur Championship. Great resort and got to play some golf in an amazing setting.
Really, all work trips should be this good.
In February I filmed with Chuck Prophet and Charlie Sexton for a possible doco in the pipeline. They were out there playing the Stones album Some Girls. Great fun on stage and off.