A tall mouses tale, that is completely true, detailing my time at The Delamar Academy, Ealing Studios, London, harnessing and honing my skills as a hair and make up artist for film, tv and theatre.....join me!...x
Saturday, December 3, 2011
And now came our last assessment before xmas...thank god!
My brief was 'A middle aged homeless man who has been beaten up'....RRRegarde:
i came up with an entire backstory to Andreas my 47 year old, Italian born, artist, poet, sculpter, follower of literature, science, religion and philosophy. This man had lead a life looking back on his disrupted childhood, pining for his dead mother and for support of his quirky, artistic lifestyle. After becomming heavily interested in Buddhism, he decided to give up his worldly belongings and roam the streets in search of a life gone astray. He was constantly turned away and rebuffed as a bum, and mentally ill.
Today we find 47 yr old Andreas on a park bench clinging to his pipe, sketch book and battered book of poetry. He has been beaten up by a gang of youths who took a dislike to his ramblings. A hefty thump to his left eye leaves a fresh bruise and the mark from where his pipe has been shows clearly on his lip. His hair, and brows show signs of greyish aging, while his haggared and sleepless eyes, weather beaten skin and gaunt appearance age him yet again.
His once fine fettle of facial hair is now a patchy tarmac of stubble.
His clothes are stained with paint, dirt and a thousand tales of tragedy and heart break, his shoes reduced to flapping soles are now held together with old bin liners and string.
Andreas still wears his favoured waistcoats to this day. A style he was well known for in his early twenties, when he was a hit with the young girls at art school.