Happy New Year’s 2016!
Primarily, the point we’d like to clarify is neither of us we’re forced to shut down “Taviette Film Productions” (R.I.P. December 31, 2014) nor former Holm Digital. No.
We made the conscious (mindful) choice to close down our businesses after fifteen (15) years of successful runs.
We neither make independent feature length documentary films nor Power Point presentations nor build HTML websites for our private roster of national clients who respect us and our professionalism.
We now do private consulting in broadcast engineering and creative writing.
2015 was a tremendous year without having to answer to clients’ requests for last minute Power Point presentations or last minute drunken on-camera interviewee interviews.
We love working from home and having more time to ourselves rather than servicing our clients or interviewees who took up way too much of our private time.
We’re grateful for the last fifteen year’s business experiences.
However, we wouldn’t ever again want to be sole proprietors or incorporated and responsible for any film company of our own because it was far more labor than it was worth in dollar amounts.
Money isn’t the most important aspect to life. No.
However, one’s work ought to monetarily be worth the sweat, tears and hard labor of one’s own fruit.
There’s nothing wrong with being an amateur.
However, we’re professionals.
In our industry factually Eric’s a Master and factually I’m an Expert.
We’d rather get paid for our work than to work for the love of any hobby or free work.
We’re not sprung chickens therefore we don’t have the energy to give away our downtime and expertise for free. We don’t like to get used in business.
Business is about money and respect.
Love has nothing to do with business.
Respect has mostly anything to do with life.
One doesn’t necessarily need to be loved.
However, one does most certainly require to be respected in business and in life in general.
Respect is only granted when one keeps an eye out for others and isn’t selfish with their money.
We continue to look out for Minnesota.
We haven’t left screaming.
We’re homesteaders and property owners and since May 2014 we still clean up the garbage on our block.
We wish you the best for 2016.
2014 and 2015 were some of the worst years for us.
We hope to turn it around and finally take a three week long vacation in May 2016.
“De La Pura Vida,”
“To the Good Life” (According to the Costa Rican greeting.)
Gabriela de la Holm
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