….wild is the wind…creative free speech is the seed….
Eva Monley, passed away in Kenya on the morning of the 12th November 2011.
RIP Eva. British Producers Guild. My film mentor & my alpha female role model for more than a decade. The world will remember you for Lawrence of Arabia, The African Queen, A farewell to Arms, A far off place, Born Free, Missippi Masala, Empire of the Sun, but I will always remember you for the talks we had about Highlander, Gable, Tracy, Bogart and Rourke and all the things that empowered women across generations talk about when we are just relaxing and having a coffee in South Kensington, London together♥ ♥ ♥
You will never stop influencing me. FOREVER! ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you for being a respected Professional, a generous mentor and role model for me, personally. Thank you for all the support & encouragement you gave to so many other countless professionals in the very small family that is the world’s Movie business. ♥ ♥ ♥ I promise you I will honor the times we had together and follow through on the visions, work ethics, no-nonsense approach, sensitive appreciation to aesthetics and generosity you have shown me in nurturing my ideas. I am sorry I messed up all those Smoked Salmons in your fridge cos I still don’t know how to make a proper sandwich! ♥ ♥ ♥
“All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
-Quote from the real Lawrence of Arabia-
But I think this quote suits my feelings about Eva Monley, to perfection! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ She made dreams possible!
This is my documentary project and this is a blog about how Eva Monley has influenced my cinematic aesthetics through her mentorship. Words cannot describe my gratitude for Eva’s time and care. Thank you. http://householdkontinuance.wordpress.com/tag/eva-monley/