Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Create or die

I’ve seen it before. I mean, it did come out in 2007, but I have to express my love for the movie Eagle vs Shark. Directed by Taika Waititi and starring Jermaine Clement (of Flight of the Conchords fame) and Loren Horsley, Eagle vs Shark captures something about relationships that we stop noticing as we become adults. I’m talking about when there was plenty of time to just hang out with each other, when we accepted idiosyncrasies readily and when we were unafraid to express our likes, dislikes and needs in plain and simple words.

Do you remember being a kid and having a friend come over for a visit? Do you remember showing off your prized possessions as a way of sharing yourself, proudly describing the origins, meaning or purpose of treasured objects? Well, when Jarrod shows Lily his unusual handmade candles and states, ‘I guess I’ve gotta keep creating or I’ll just die’, Lily is genuinely impressed. And so am I. You said it, Jarrod. You said it.


  1. Wow! I loved that quirky movie! I didn't think many people would have seen it. Your drawing reminded me of the stop motion apples in the film. I won't spoil it for others who haven't seen Eagle vs Shark. Your words have captured the essence of the film for me.

  2. Yes, I was wondering if anyone would pick up on the apples reference! Thanks for your comment, it's very nice to have a like minded type drop by!