I was sitting on the terrace of a local drinking hole a few nights ago. It was 11pm and the only patrons there were an elderly woman reading the newspaper at the bar and a couple of lesbians who seemed to be on their first date. I was sipping away at my 650ml bottle of 50 while thinking of ideas for my next blog post when, out of nowhere, a fidgety guy wearing a fuzzy baseball cap introduces himself as Hugo. He proceeds to spill his heart out to me. In a nutshell, my new friend was having problems controlling his craving for benders. Continue reading
Just these two words are enough to make my skin crawl! Since we started Bis Films in 2008, we’ve been struggling with the question of whether we need to write one or not at all! Following a Yes Montreal conference, Youth Employment Services, the topic was brought up several times and the opinion was unanimous: Get it done! Then after assisting a separate four-part seminar teaching start-ups the basics on writing a kick-ass business plan, I finally decided to stop putting it off and to chip away at it one question at a time. I have to specify that I started working on it during winter and had already experienced three months (out of five!) of looking for work. I knew I had a gloomy task ahead, but I was motivated!