One of my favorite things about having an independent, self-sustaining project is that it gives me freedom to adapt and evolve as I go. Last year, having reached the mark of 13 short films, I went through a breakthrough in two different ways: first, I lived the end of a relationship with a man I thought would be in my life for longer. Like everyone who went through a heartbreak, my whole self went under a magnifying glass: every little detail about me, my life and my work was under query. Of course, this had an effect on my professional life, and my productivity was brought to minimum levels. Oh, the perks of sorrow.
And like everybody else, after the worst days passed, I started to heal. Time did a wonderful job sieving away all the noise, and I was left with a stronger sense of self. I got inspired again, and had a new perspective on how I would like to face my new chapter. And as was natural, I invested a huge part of that energy in thinking about what I would like to create next.
This transformation allowed me to see my work as a two-channel prism: I love writing and shooting stories, and I love to see how my films become a part of those who watch it. And I want to continue doing that for a very long time. At the same time, I also care deeply about experimenting, trying the new, pushing myself over my own limits. This is something I knew was missing in my routine, and that if I wanted it, I’d have to fight for it.
Bedtime Stories has everything that I believe erotica should be: a thought-provoking beginning to give the characters a reason to exist together, and my insistent care for the aesthetics and the beauty in the intimate moments.
Bedtime Stories is born to make this new chapter possible. In this series, releases will be more frequent (once a month, or almost), and slightly more clear-cut. They conserve everything that I believe erotica should be: a thought-provoking beginning to give the characters a reason to exist together, and my insistent care for the aesthetics and the beauty in the intimate moments. They will be produced flash-style, focusing on the essential, and still visually appealing.
With this new frame, I’ll be able to channel some of my creative energy to new, different films. I’ll have time to work on more elaborated scripts and give it a shot, allowing myself to experiment. I feel inspired and hungry to see what new things we can create to express emotion, ideas, feeling and erotica.
After a year of ups, downs and healing, this is a new wild ride for me. I hope you enjoy it. And if you are going through a hard time right now, maybe try to make something out of the pain. It’s worth it, you’ll see.
February 14th, 2020