Saila Reyes

Writer. Filmmaker. Photographer.

I'm a lover of all things dark comedy and action movies are my comfort food. When told that everyone in LA is a screenwriter, I don't mind, since I firmly believe that I'm different because I'm actually good. Or highly delusional. Both kind of work.
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Artists are some of the most driven and courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day to day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, artists face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get ‘real’ jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again. Every day they have to ignore the possibility that the vision to which they have dedicated their lives is a pipedream. With every passing year, many of them watch as other people their age; achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. But they stay true to their dream, in spite of the sacrifices. Why? Because artists are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Artists are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.
David Acker

A Song for Humpday:

Without a doubt, this past week has been one of the craziest and most exciting of my life. Not in the, running through the streets of India because monkeys are evil and attacking (yes, true story, and more common than you think) kind of way, but in the all my dreams come true kind of way. So because of this, I’ve all but abandoned my family, friends, and worst of all, my blogs, and I’d like to give you this lovely song in apology. 

Good writing, everyone.