The Quest to Become a Star Performer

Over the last two and a half months I’ve been attempting to turn my year of auditors into actors. Some rose to the challenge, others awkwardly looked directly into the camera as they said their lines, and some shone like seasoned professionals.

After last year’s Deadline Day video, I wanted to put something together with more of a storyline, something scripted and clever, something that showed off the personalities of each of the amazing people I work with. I wanted the video to make a statement, to say articles is full of troubles and difficulties, but in the end we’re going to look back and laugh. We’re going to look back and be thankful for those tough times, those difficult people who taught us patience and respect even when it wasn’t deserved, those things we thought were important but actually weren’t.

I’m thankful to my partners and managers who have such a brilliant sense of humor and know how to take a joke. I think we took some difficult subject matter, and brought it out into the open for discussion. This is the beauty of art. To comment on difficult things through humour and make us think.

If you don’t know these people, or work in auditing, many of the inside jokes may go over your head completely. You’ll have to trust me when I say it’s funny. But this project, although it will be enjoyed by many friends and family, was for the special people that make up the cast. These jokes are for you, this commentary on our time of articles will hopefully be something you can look back on and reminisce.

Thank-you for all the things you have tought me, whether we were close or just exchanged a friendly hello every now and then, thank-you for playing a part in my journey. I look forward to watching your bright futures unfold.

Marc Williams

Some say I'm the most handsome man in the world (my mom), others tend to disagree, but one thing is certain - I love to entertain. Whether it be through music, writing, or film, seeing people respond with a smile is worth more than a bag of gold. Figuratively obviously, because smiles are free and gold is very expensive.

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