Posts Tagged ‘Beginnings’

Origin story

July 21, 2008

I’ve been hesitant to start a blog for some time (read: lazy), but may have gotten the inspiration I needed to get my butt into gear last night (more on that later).

Anyway, I’ve been writing for longer than I remember – I won the Young Authors’ award in my elementary school in Poland when I was six, arguably the peak of my writing achievements, though not for a lack of trying. I wrote extensively for the Press Club in my high school back at home (Nigeria), and later became the most prolific contributer during my stints as Sports Editor/entertainment correspondent for two separate university newspapers. In between I’ve tried writing novels in fits and starts, before finally embracing the nuanced artform that is screenwriting (I finished my first feature script 3 months ago, over 3 very fruitful and ridiculously enjoyable – and taxing – weekends). I’ve always been a film aficionado, finally translating that into a pursuit of the craft of filmmaking. I’d very much love to transfer that passion into this blog, as I’ve always got a million-and-one film-related issues running through my mess of a mind.

That said, you will excuse me the slight meandering ramble on issues of the mind and heart, which are only filmic when considering that all formative experiences impact one’s creative juices.

So, without terribly much (more) fanfare and ado, I christen this – the Journals of a Journeyed Film Journalist (not a stretch considering I’ve lived and played in at least 7 countries on 4 continents) and set sail. Cheerio.

Ike Matthew Ogosi esq.