Howdy, I’m Simret and I’d like to thank you for following my blog.
Humble beginnings for me began at the tender age of 8 where I would dress my brother and sister as goblins, devise dream worlds, closing the bedroom curtains and transforming the bunk bed into a secret abyss.
Years on I discovered fuel for writing by reading horror novels and watching movies further enhanced by my own imagination. This caused all sorts of trouble amongst my family and even friends.
A school suspension later (for producing a pornographic comic strip in year 8), I was further punished for a graphic poem published in the English Magazine. Well, they should have read it before publishing…
Media Studies and English were my favourite subjects and Biology (although I was no good at it). I loved anything about the human anatomy, in fact I convinced myself I wanted to be surgeon, until I realised I just liked to play the role of the Doctor than actually understand the science of it all.
College was spiked with self-discovery and trauma, but it got me good enough grades to get into university.
I wanted to do Film Studies but was discouraged by articles in the newspaper explaining how they were ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees, so I did Broadcast Journalism and Politics. I still managed to get myself on a Film Studies module and really wished I could have studied film instead.
Nevertheless, I taught myself how to use a camera, lived in the Midlands for 8 years (I just noticed how often the number 8 features in my life), travelled to many countries on commissioned art-multimedia projects and worked with like-minded filmmakers at a grassroots level.
I’ve now returned to London, re-associated my brain with my hand, we’ve started collaborating again. So far I’ve made a couple of films, performed/modelled at various alternative/horror events/films/music videos, interviewed many great horror authors/directors, written short stories and intend to make my third horror film in Vietnam next year.
Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoy my blog!