I have been fortunate in my life since moving to Folkestone with my wife in 2013. In between the filming work I have supplemented my income with a few day jobs. These range from being a barista, waiter and more recently duty manager in a theatre. But the past two years have been difficult for a number of reasons.
About Gary JJ Spate
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Entries by Gary JJ Spate
Today I’m very happy. In October 2019 I was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, or more specifically a rare and incurable type called Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma. I underwent six months of chemotherapy and came out the other side in complete remission. Today I am still in remission.
Here we are in yet another national lockdown. Another period of time being stuck indoors with nothing better to do than twiddle the thumbs and watch endless reruns of The Walking Dead, Z-Nation, Friends, Star Trek and Nashville.
My name is Captain Valve and I want to be a football manager. Join me (and wish me luck) as I embark on a new career.
It has been the strangest of times recently. I say recently but I actually mean for over a year the world has turned upside down. Life imitating art. Has the world been reading Stephen King’s The Stand?
Three years ago I had an idea. It was a great idea. Although it remained just an idea. It’s no longer an idea. Shall I just get straight to the point? I’m writing a movie, a big movie, it will cost a lot of money to make. Am I ready for it? Hell yes!
I was born and raised in Grimsby. That’s not something most Grimbarians would be proud of saying but I love my hometown even though I no longer live there. Let me explain what’s so great about Grimsby from an exile’s point of view.
2020 mark’s my 23rd year as a filmmaker. In this time I have been involved in dozens of film, television, commercial and other projects. Admittedly I don’t have a great deal to show for it but I’m hoping 2020 is the year this all changes.
I’m often reminded that if I am to call myself a blogger then I should actually – you know – blog. I’m not a blogger but I do have some news about my spleen and something else.
When you find yourself off work, you soon begin to wonder what you can do with your time. I’ve now been off work for fifteen weeks, the worst fifteen weeks of my life!