“If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but what I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything, and that is your reward.“
One of the many reasons I love the people I work with is their depth of talent. Creatives tend to seek out creative outlets in many forms. What we do for a living may not be the only thing we are most passionate about (I’d argue it rarely is).
Take for example, perhaps the most prolific cinematographer of our time, Sir Roger Deakins. While shooting films around the world, Roger maintained his passion for photography. Many years later, he compiled those black and white photographs into his first monograph, Byways. We had the immense pleasure and honor of hosting one stop on the Team Deakins tour at a Harbor studio in New York. Roger and his creative/life partner, James Deakins, were joined by Bradford Young, ASC who led Team Deakins in a discussion about Byways, as well as the illustrious career of the legendary cinematographer.
Out of that same studio, Luke Nelson, assistant editor, and Christian Cabatu, who is one of our clients, bonded over a mutual love for music. With Luke on drums and Christian on guitar and lead vocals, they comprise half of the punk/emo/alt/undefinable band, Fruit Dawg. I had the opportunity to sit down with them and learn more about their meet cute in the halls of Harbor. The band just released their newest single, “Big Baller.”
As always, you will also get a taste of the work we do for our real jobs. Oh, and some of those projects just happened to premiere at Cannes.