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Wonder Woman's WWI Filming Challenge

By Sukh Singh, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International

The new superhero film Wonder Woman is out this week. While it's being widely received as a fantastic superhero film, the process of making it wasn't without its challenges as we've reported on recently. Further to that, the film's cinematographer, Matthew Jensen has recently shared how filming one of the action sequences set right in the middle of World War I, were tough for the crew...

"The only way to deal with a trench is to actually build the trench. We were in a lot of mud in the freezing cold in the rain and moving equipment around was difficult. We had limited light because we were shooting in the winter in London with big setups to do with explosions and soldiers storming other soldiers. It's complicated. All the World War I sequences were enormously challenging."

Despite that, he has complimented the film's leading lady, Gal Gadot...

"Gal was out there in that Wonder Woman costume and I never once heard her complain. She never quit. Things were never too hard. I just have an amazing amount of respect for the job that she did. She was always full of energy and she was great and she had it much harder than any of us."

So is Ms Gadot a real-life Wonder Woman, magically able to handle adversity? No - right from the moment she got the part, she was incredibly grateful for the opportunity and has been acting for years with no 'big break' coming her way. In fact, she was close to giving up acting entirely because of the number of rejections she'd faced before Wonder Woman. No surprise then, that she was giving her all to the role.

Who would you rather be known as... the person who complains when things get hard or the person who inspires everyone else through their genuine gratitude and appreciation for what they have?

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George Clooney - Everyday People Make The Difference

George Clooney was speaking via video-link to attendees of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity ceremony. During this ceremony, he spoke about the winner, Tom Catena, a Catholic Missionary from New York, who has saved thousands of lives as the sole doctor based in the Nuba Mountains - a war-torn part of Sudan.

"As violence and war continue to threaten people’s spirits and perseverance, it is important to recognise, empower and celebrate people like Dr Catena who are selflessly helping others to not only survive but thrive... Dr Catena is a role model to us all, and yet another example of people on the ground truly making a difference."

While not all of us can serve on the front-line, Mr Clooney is highlighting that true difference is always made on the ground, never really by 'policy-makers'. For those reading this in the UK with elections coming up, it's a healthy reminder that while we are voting people into power positions, the true change has and will always come from the everyday actions we take in our own lives and in the lives of others.

You can read more on the story here. 

Here is a powerful reminder as to why our everyday actions or inactions can have massive consequences.

Salma Hayek's 'Racist' Birthday Celebrations

Actress Salma Hayek recently turned 50 and, on the Graham Norton Show, she shared how she celebrated while at work...

If you can't laugh at yourself, what can you laugh at!?

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I want to make the most of my life and help others make the most of theirs. For the last 5 years I have been developing myself intensively with support of an amazing mentorship community at Lighthouse International and our non-profit organisation, Lighthouse Kidz. I am learning and appreciating more and more the importance of meaningful, trust-filled, character rich relationships with people - not just connections. These kinds of relationships completely revolutionise organisations, industries and change families and individuals' lives.

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