I find myself in a weird place, Venice Beach, but also in my life…

Through a series of coincidences that start with a dead fish at a festival in Margate nine years prior, I’m living in America and represented by one of the top commercial production houses in the world…


Did I have a drinking problem? That depends…

If I lived in Ireland, they’d say no. In other places I’ve lived, like California, they’d say yes… I grew up in the winemaking region of South Africa, which I peg about half way between the two.

It’s not about how much…


Five years ago today, outside a tiny airport in Indonesia, I put down a drink and decided to wait a moment before picking up the next one.

I am still in that moment.

I am going to write about my process in the event it might help anyone stuck in…

Dave Meinert

I write and direct stories that remind me why I write and direct stories. www.davemeinert.com

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