Just a Minute, Please – Minute 18

Title: Who Is My Art For?

Recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sy62n7N0Fu_1T6ww2T5Necx5GI_8FKk-/view?usp=sharing

Today’s minute is personal. Real personal. So, I decided to post the written version. Maybe more people will read it.

The requests have begun. My Spanish-speaking friends want me to add Spanish subtitles to my recently made English language movie. It’s not the requests that trouble me. It’s the reason behind it. They say the film will see more views and likes. Likes. Is that why we create? To have likes on social media? I’m too old to see the fulfillment from that. I wonder what the artists 300 years ago would have thought of likes? What was the “like” of 1721?

I don’t write for likes. I write for me. I’ve told many people that if I were the only person to see my plays performed or my movies screened or stories read, I’d be content.

Of course, it’s nice if people compliment me on something I’ve created, but it’s totally unnecessary. After all, who is my art for, but for me?

New short film: Sexual Relations: The Complication

This is the follow up to the romantic comedy “Sexual Relations.” It starts one year later. You’ll appreciate this film best if you have watched “SR.”

Although I still used native Spanish speaking actors we filmed in English. I have no doubt that this will upset some people. I knew that ahead of time. I don’t regret my decision. Taking chances is what art should be about.

I’m proud of everyone who was involved in the production of the film and look forward to making part three of the trilogy in a couple of months.

Link for “Sexual Relations: The Complication” – https://youtu.be/upKxCy7YKxU

Link for “Sexual Relations” – https://youtu.be/IvAVUVxoog8

My First Short Story: “Dreams”

I’ve been writing stage plays for about 30 years and screenplays for about three and recently decided I wanted to learn how to write short stories as a new challenge. I’m working my way through an online course that’s based in London. A couple of weeks ago I completed my first story, about 5 pages. I received feedback from the folks in London and this is what they wrote: A delightful story that really brought your characters to life. Brilliant work!
Brilliant? Where do I go from here? Maybe I should stop now. LOL
Please share and constructive comments are welcome.

The link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NI6RUznwS7s6YqeWM0kgnVTNsC5cg_N_/view?usp=sharing