Mark Gillett

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2012 And The Year Ahead…..

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I just came down my stairs this morning full of thoughts about the last year, people I had met and places I had been to.. I wrote to the closest person in my life all these fleeting thoughts to share them… And then I thought I would share a few here…

I have been so lucky for so long even if not always realising it. But one thing I hold dear is the the world we live and the people who make up that world.. In all my travels these last years I have met the most fantastic people in so many parts of the world. This morning I woke to an email form Friends in Yellowstone, a text from the top of Jebel Shams in Oman, a reply about a project in Kampala from a great friend in the US, a message from Madrid where a friend is realising her business dreams and last night I spent time on the phone to AK to sort some of my next project detail with a guy who really has become a great friend too….. Scott.

The last year has seen so many good projects happen but more important are the many relationships I have built along the way.. From the Yukon to the Sahara, Kuwait and Madrid to Cairo and Oman. I met up with my old friend of 28 years ago, Bob Brinker and his wife with a surprise party in Munich.. And I travelled back to another party in Paris of someone very special too…

The above video is just a snap shot of the year we have had making short films.. I have coached a few people around the world too and its been so good to watch their success along the way.. All with so much hard work attached and not always an easy road..

2013 will be another year of coaching and filming projects.. Some carrying on from 2012, some new. But this time next year you will see a different showreel. One that will see our first full length productions come to fruition. One that looks into the lives of some very special people in this world…

I would like to wish everyone who reads my blog, everyone I know or have come into contact with, a great Christmas and a beautiful 2013 and I would like to thank everyone who has worked these projects with me, put up with my grumpy 50 year old bits and given me huge smiles.. In order of projects, Tom, Ariel, Scott, Emily, Rob, Romain, Maite, Brett, Tracey, Becky, Angela, Chloe, Tez, Ines, Teresa, Alfonso, Jaime, All those at Street Child in Seirra Leone and to everyone who has allowed us to film, employed us, been a part of those projects or just simply bumped into us annoying everyone with GoPro’s and DSLR’s… And of course my daughter Emily for letting me be me!

A few more vids are here https://vimeo.com/user11352453

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  1. Thanks for sharing your adventures over the the past year. While we’ve never met in person I feel like I’ve traveled with you to many places … my favorite being Alaska for the Yukon Quest. Cheers to friends, film and family.

    Teresa

    December 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    • Thanks Teresa, Its been a great few years really… And thank you for following..

      markgillett

      December 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

  2. You certainly are a busy boy! Can’t believe you are 50! And still in touch with Bob Brinker – that’s brilliant!

    Angela Connor

    December 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm

  3. Mark, Thank you so much for sharing your adventures traveling the world. I’ve enjoyed every pic, video and your diary of your travels. I am an armchair traveler.

    Nancy M Steuer

    December 24, 2012 at 12:04 am

  4. I discovered you via MdS footage. You are another `window on the creative world`. And now i know you are 50 just like me. WOW ! GOOD LUCK for 2013 !

    stevemon50

    December 30, 2012 at 6:42 am


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