More About Me
I've been in and around the business of making movies for quite a long time, and my love and interest in documentary films, has perhaps made me slightly cynical about features. BUT at last, I think I'm getting over this prejudice.
I'm dyslexic, and not to get too boring about it, I also have Narcolepsy, and Cataplexy. This combination seems to have left me with a with a slightly obsessive interest in numbers and shapes, and their contribution to language, and 'the human condition' ( god I hate phrases like that, don't you ?).
I design games and puzzles based on 'numbers and shapes' and in writing 'The Swan',( my first attempt at an original screenplay), I found I had, without intention, used some of the same criteria I use to develop math based games. With strategic games every move or consideration, needs a consequence. Usually this will come down to a choice between 'two'. In fact given a little thought all choices in abstract or in life, come down to just that. However the decision made can have multiple consequences, that are difficult, if not impossible, to predict. So in the end, we are forced to go on instinct, experience, luck and fate.
All the protagonists in 'The Swan', suffer from this truth, and yet taken on another level of understanding, it is possible to see that they are all part of 'an equation' of inevitability. A formula, that has so far been withheld from us all in our day to day lives, and one that is replicated in the mystery, and magic of 'true' maths. Thank goodness for that !