Ewan McGregor first attended the Sundance Film Festival in 1995 for his starring role in Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave alongside fellow newcomers Kerry Fox and Christopher Eccleston.
“I like the fact I get to work on different kinds of projects, and I’m not concerned about if it’s a studio picture or an independent picture. I think [that] leads to quite interesting work and choices. That makes me happy. More of the same please.” – Ewan McGregor
© 1995 | Photo by Trish Empey ; Film still courtesy of Shallow Grave.
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Joseph Muriello and Ashley Biehl
Never take no for an answer.
Great Expectations – (The 1998 Adaptation because I love the cast)
It’s an incredible story of human willpower and our ability to never give up on something we love no matter what life throws at us, or how many times we get shut down. Plus, it’s sexy as hell.
What genre best describes your life?
Independant Adventure Comedy
Who is your role model?
Coco Knudson – Photographer & Artist
Venice Beach, CA – @gallerycoco
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Last month was insane. Everything happened at once. I was in the middle of fundraising and we had just launched the new IndieFlix platform, which is like having a baby. Suddenly we get a call from our eldest of 6 kids, Rashel; who had been dealing with cervical cancer. Things were getting complicated. We packed a small bag and flew to Dublin where she’s been living as a champion barista. Ireland takes their coffee very seriously and she’s one of their treasures.
3 weeks of every complication imaginable and miraculous recoveries led us to say good-bye to our sweet girl on her 29th birthday. She fought hard with grace and dignity through insufferable pain.
We are so grateful we got to be with her. We also had to surrender and let go. The only way I can make sense of it is to remember, life is life. Acceptance is a gift. We are still standing when our hearts and legs are buckling because of the incredible outpouring of love and support from everyone but mostly from the strength and grace Rashel displayed every day over the past year.
She died in Dublin on her birthday. It was a poetic ending for a young woman who loved great stories. She was understated and extremely special. She touched so many and left a huge imprint. She craved culture and became the champion barista in Ireland. She was talented, popular, respected and admired. She had a beautiful life and inspired many. She loved learning and knew a lot about a lot of things. I didn’t have to “google-it”, I could “Rashel-it”. She gave back-breaking hugs, laughed a lot loudly and was above all else kind and as I witnessed in her last month of life she was courageous.
It’s been 10 days and yes I’m back at work. It’s a welcomed reprieve from our new reality. I have a heightened sense of clarity, energy and deep appreciation. The team is seasoned and the company is fine. Our friends, family, investors, partners, filmmakers and customers have been incredible throughout this whole experience. I am ready to do bold things and enjoy the process. In the end it’s all about being there for each other and being the best people we can be.
We as human beings are strong. We are so much more capable than we are led to believe. Rashel was a gift. We are changed with her passing. We will miss her.