It all started with a thought.
I was talking with Ink about stuff when I asked the question…
"Bro.. What if we went to Canada?"
From there the world wind that was this journey started. From a thought in a conversation to contacting my big bro Rick Matharu to walking off the plane. We made this happen. This family of freaks. This circle of creatives. This crew of visionary villains. We did this.
When I was filming this I knew I was capturing something special. To see the growth of Ink in front of my very own eyes was something. He was this timid guy who blossomed into this passionate artist. ‘The Ink Face’ was brought out with no worries about judgement. I feel as though we both learned so much on this trip. We learnt to go 200 miles an hour and not to look back.
I’m not speaking for Ink but this trip changed me for the better. Personally speaking I came to realise I was only doing half of what I should be. I realised my true potential. I found out what I could do. It was way more than what I was doing at the time. Being recognised for my work in another country was a huge deal for me. To be totally honest before I went I felt as though I was being overlooked. Seems that wasn’t the case.
Fast forward to the now. The documentary is finished.. its been released. So many hours went into this and I just want to say. Thank you. To everyone involved.
Ink - It seems it was fate that brought us together. We have this strange connection that I can’t really understand nor do I care. We’re like two old souls reuniting.
Rick & Jot - I’ll genuinely never find the words to thank you enough for what you guys did. You were the architects of this. You’re what made this a success. If you guys weren’t involved it would never have been what it was. Your hospitality was ridiculous. We were cousins before this but being with you guys and going through what we did I don’t see you as that. You’re my big brother and amazing sister. I’ll never forget what you guys did for us. I’d never met Jot before this trip but my God if we had anything more in common I think we’d be the same person lol. PS thanks for igniting my fire for vinyls!
Priya - I hate you. LOL just kidding! My words will echo the above. We have an awesome relationship. I see you as my sister not a cousin. As you said I’m that annoying little brother you never had lol. Thank you for taking me all the way to Montreal. Thats something I will never ever forget! I owe you so much!
I don’t want people to think “oh this guys just tagging along”. I was no means a tag along. I’m not going to toot my own horn but I was a part of this as much as anyone else. Editing this documentary was a genuine pleasure. Something I feel blessed to have done. I’ve been able to give something to someone in a way that I know.
So Ink. Happy birthday bro. Heres to another successful tour ;)
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- The MadTatter
There are always going to be moments where you won’t be successful at something. When that happens, you really find out what character you have as a person. Get up. Accept defeat. Move on.