I am at Cannes Film Festival to be part of
the Producers Network. To learn, make new contacts, pitch my new projects to the potential investors and find us co-producers.
Wish me luck!
While learning about the business of producing, I'll get to know the different ways of handeling the business as well, also how everybody generally or individually operates. It is so fascinating to watch people in a big room while everybody is busy with selling their stories.
I make a personal observation about the people I met or talk to the last days. Please be open and feel free to comment on that.
My favorite people were the Scandinavian and the ones from India. They are really modest, kind, deep and they seem very genuine. When you talk to one you immediately know he knows what he is doing. My most fascinating conversations in Cannes were with the nice inhabitants of Scandinavia or India.
During the last view days and also my visit on Cannes last year, I noticed that mostly the filmmakers from West European countries, Australia, Canada and far Asia are generally hidden egos. They seem modest, but they think they are the most talented people on the earth and they have every right to be where ever they are and do what ever they want. On the other hand there are the Americans, Russians, Africans, Arabs and Iranians. They are open egos. They are loud and brag about every small videoclip that they ever made and present themselves like they own the universe.
The South Americans, East Europeans and people from New Zealand are in between. They are modest when it suits them and brag when it comes handy.
As far as myself goes, I think I'm also in between. But more like I've got two personalities; when my Iranian background comes alive I can be loud too, but when my Dutch character appears I am more of a hidden ego. What do you think?