Day 4:
Write a letter to an agent telling her how wonderful you are.

“Dear Mrs. Agent,

Thank you for taking your time to listen to me. I am writing to you, to tell you how wonderful I am. This may seem like an arrogant subject, but this is really important to me, so I kindly ask you to hear me out.

Admitted, most of my life, especially the younger years, I strived to be better than I was. I always figured, that if I did right in all aspects of life, everybody would love me and look up to me. It was not untill my mid 20’ies I discovered, that this was not the case.

I learned, that true wonder comes from being who you are, not what everybody else expects from you. Of course, this has had some costs along the way. After all, I speak my mind and some people do not take this lightly. To me, this is a force I will cherish till I die, rather than be biting my tongue when I do not agree.

Next to this, I do take pride in my imagination and ability to dream – both big and small. I reckon, that this can lead to disappointment when reality bites and the dreams fade, but to be able to dream up, sometimes the wildest things, and in just one of say twentyfive be able to live them out, is marvelous, no matter what the realists say!

I have always considered myself very creative. Even though I work with computer programming, I see myself as an artist more than a programmer. I paint code. My applications or code snippets are tiny art works or musical pieces. Maybe not perfect, but from the heart. When I am in the zone, my fingers move across the keyboard, as if they were playing the piano.

The same goes for writing. When I find the time and quiet space to focus, stories flows from my fingers. My latest real work, a highly praised short film screenplay, was written in just twenty minutes! No wonder this is what take up the most of my heart apart from my family.

I stride to be the best I can at my family life as well. With four wonderful kids and a truly devoted girl friend, this task has become easier along the way. On my best days, I tell myself that other guys should have what I have, and appreciate it all the way I do. Through it all, I think my biggest flaw is that I do not tell them often enough. But I think they know anyway.

Once more, thank you for your time. I hope to have caught your eye, and bear an honest hope that we will be able to do business.


Kind regards,

Casper Helenius”