Hey guys and gals,
I thought a blog update was long over due and what better way than to reflect on the last year. I've gotta say, for me 2015 has been a rollercoaster of a year and I've learned so much about myself and about life. I've also been to so many remarkable events!
I've been fortunate to meet many of my heroes this year such as Sigourney Weaver, Michael J Fox, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steven Moffat, Sherilyn Fenn and many more. I've attended a number of exciting media events such as London Film and Comic-Con, The Twin Peaks UK Festival, Game of Thrones: The Exhibit and perhaps most exciting of all, I was in the crowd meeting the stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the European Premiere at London's Leicester Square.
I've seen some amazing concerts this year too including Elton John, Jessie J, Madonna and Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga (next year I'm fortunate enough to be seeing Adele!).
And what of my own creative endeavours? Well I've dipped in to the world of podcasting, releasing the Entertainment Zone podcast, I've bene making massive progress on one of the two books I'm writing and I'm working on some exciting new screenplays at the moment (I might write a post soon about the ideas process and writing in general). Of course I also continue to host Entertainment Zone on YouTube, but I was also a guest on the Twin Peaks unwrapped podcast this year. Also, me and my little sister have made our own little webseries on YouTube with our dogs called "Sammy and Poppy Adventures". It has a £0 budget and is a bit of fun, but I've gotta say, I'm quite proud of it. We film, direct, edit and do the voice acting all ourselves in just a few short hours a week. I'm glad my sister is as creative as I am.
2015 has been a busy but ultimately rewarding year and I cannot wait for the excitement 2016 will bring. Hope you've all had a very happy holiday season and wish you all a happy new year!
Ben L Maden
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