It may only be the first week in January, but I am pretty certain I have already watched my favourite film of the year. Do yourself a favour – go and watch Searching for Sugarman. It’s right up there with Anvil which I blogged about last year.
It is a magnificent true story with a wonderful soundtrack. But the film also touches on a theme I write about often and one that is worth recapping for my first blog post of the year.
Searching for Sugarman is about the importance of doing something you love -something you care about- and doing it to the very best of your ability. Do what you love and do it well. That is reward enough and much, much more important than any baubles of fame or fortune that may or may not come from what you have done.
And, as if the film is not good enough by itself, make sure you also watch the ‘Making Of’ section of the DVD. It’s about believing in yourself, persevering and how you’ll succeed in the end (even without money) if your ‘product’ is good enough and you are passionate enough about it. It’s great.
“If you stick to your guns and carry on honing your craft, with integrity then maybe, just maybe you will realise your ambitions.”
“What he’s demonstrated very clearly is that you have a choice… In so far as he does that, I think he is representative of the human spirit, of what’s possible, that you have a choice. And this has been my choice, to give you Sugarman. Now have you done that? Ask yourself.”