Patrick Devaney, the writer and director, is a friend from elementary school. When he was 14, he read a mini-graphic novel by Caza that was published in Heavy Metal magazine. Patrick spent the next 30 years writing, getting necessary permissions, and finally making “Aemorraghe,” the film of his dreams.
We were on the set for one day and it was an awesome experience to see all the different pieces of the movie –the set, the actors, the crew, the makeup process, the costumes, and the filming of the scenes. The cast and crew were so friendly. They even fed us lunch.
We watched the film for the first time at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in January. It was amazing to see the whole story come together. It was inspiring to see a friend succeed and achieve his dream.
Even though the post may seem like a shameless movie promotion, I do have a point to all this…
Jackson and Elena (my kids) are around the same age as Patrick was when he began dreaming of making this story into a movie.
By working really hard at something he loved, Patrick found a way to make it happen. I’m sure there were bumps along the road and that he had other day jobs to support him while he was chasing this dream. But it’s a great example to the kids (and me) that dreams can come true.
This is the year to create, adjust, work hard and chase our dreams 🙂