When I wrote my film Perpetual Child two years ago (in two days- I don't say this to brag because this script was a fluke, my other scripts don't share the same fluidity) I knew that I would want to film it in Spring in Malta, which in itself is an ambitious goal seeing how spring in Malta lasts 2 weeks between tempests and gales that burn the flora into brown oblivion for the next eight months of the year. I will shoot the film in two weeks, after nineteen months of hardy administrative complications. After a rather wet winter, I now look beyond the administrative troubles (a coping mechanism, perhaps) and joke to myself that I did not shoot in Spring 2018 because it didn't rain enough, and because at the back of my head I knew that it would rain more in Winter 2018, for a more resilient Spring 2019.
Before the full moon in San Marino, seen through the branches of the Conti Family cherry tree.
Trimmings from the tree of the de Sagazans in their beloved garden, with some mimosa.
Another from the de Sagazan garden.
The Hibiscus from the Sultana family garden, that ignores the rules of Springtime and springs at any time it so pleases.
August Spring in Kristenbosch, South Africa 2015
The excitement never ceases.