Otto Bathurst – Film Maker, Family Man
NAME: Otto Bathurst
Film and TV Director
There was a computer game when I was a kid called Donkey Kong. It involved being a guerrilla who had to jump barrels that roll towards him. It was simple and monotonous (but strangely addictive). The better you got, the faster the barrels came and the more you move up through the ten levels of the game.
I remember how I always used to say to my friends that I felt like I was stuck on level one. I was jumping the barrels easily, however fast they came,
If you had asked me who I was, I could have flooded you with details about my life, family, job, but…
“Who am I? . . . . . . . . . No idea. Nothing. Silence.
Ten years ago, I met Serge Benhayon and started attending the workshops of Universal Medicine.
Everything has changed.
“Who am I?” I am Otto.
I am a tender, caring and gentle man, who will be a rock for those that are floundering.
I am a fragile baby who still often falls on his bum. I will cry on the shoulder of those that I trust and I will get up again and have another go.
I am a man who is learning to be intimate with myself and with everyone that I meet, knowing that the more I open my heart to the world, the more the world will feel the love that I am, and that they are.
I am a man who is committed to the equality of humanity. Who will and does do as much as he can to inspire his brothers to get themselves off level one.
I am a man who now cares. I am a man who is beginning to stand up when I see injustice, abuse or dis-harmony in the world. I am a man who is learning to say no to what is not true. I am a man who does not just jump barrels, but will now break them, if they need breaking.
I am a man who nurtures my own body, who takes care of what I eat and who exercises; not through vanity or dogma, but so that I can support my life and expression as I move up the levels.
I am your most loyal of friends ever, who will defend you to the hilt because I see through whatever flaws you may present, to the gold that is inside you.
But I am also a tough friend, who will not allow you to settle for less than the gloriousness that I know you are. I am going up the levels and you are coming with me.
I know and feel him in others. I see him more and more in the world as I walk through life. He is my guide, my friend, my mentor. He inspires me when I connect with him, and when I don’t, my life loses its purpose and joy.
I am a hugely successful TV and film director who has won countless awards and whose career trajectory is rocketing. But more importantly, I am a man about whom you will not find anyone in the industry who would utter a bad word.
Very occasionally, I get wobbled by the pressures, but my commitment, passion and love of every single person that I work with is unshakeable. I inspire all to be everything that they are, and more. And I show that even in this most selfish, corrupt and shallow of industries, it is possible to conduct yourself with absolute integrity. I am a shining example to all.
I am a father of three beautiful children who are my treasures. I stuff up sometimes because being a father is the hardest thing I have ever done, but I adore them with all that I am. I encourage them to nurture, celebrate and love themselves. I inspire them to live the individual glory that they are, irrespective of what their schools, teachers or friends are telling them. I show them that they have a choice in life and this it is their responsibility to claim that choice. I inspire them to not stay on level one, jumping barrels.
I am a husband, a lover and a friend to a glorious woman whom I adore and fancy more today than I did yesterday. I want her in my life but I don’t need her, and with that freedom I am no longer stuck, jumping barrels on the first level.
Our relationship is dedicated to the evolution of each other, of our family, of our friends and of everyone in our lives. We are not perfect, but our commitment is total and our relationship re-defines what a marriage can be.