In 2008 I had a dream about a girl. I won't explain the entire dream but you can see it on the original website here. To cut a long story short, I woke up, drew the girl and forgot about it. A few months later I stumbled across my terrible drawing and figured I'd like to try to find the woman from my dream. I thought I must have seen her somewhere before and I wanted to know who she was and if she was as sexy as she had appeared at 4am that morning. Yeah, really. Using the skills learnt in GCSE ICT I started a terribly basic website, uploaded my drawing and emailed it to a few friends. The next day I woke up to around thirty emails from various girls who had been forwarded my website. It was like a trial version of Match.com where you could only talk to girls with glasses.
These emails went on for a few weeks and then newspapers started to email me. They thought what I was doing was romantic and/or ridiculous and wanted to write about me.
Then television channels started emailing. Soon I was on national television. Another couples of weeks later I was in New York appearing via satellite on an Australian breakfast show, Canadian television and a South Korean news show... not that they have anything more important to cover. I spent the following two years travelling all over the world in an effort to find the girl. I had become utterly obsessed, spending thousands of pounds in an effort to find her.
Until filming Everything's Bigger, I was still actively looking for the girl.
My search was featured in magazines, radio shows and newspapers worldwide. Below are a few television appearances from my search.
Are you still looking for the girl?
No. Watch this and you'll see why.
Was the search real?
Pretty much, yes.
Why didn't you hire a sketch artist to draw something better?
By the time this was suggested, it had been months since the dream and I had completely forgotten what the girl actually looked like. Any effort to improve my drawing would have probably resulted in a drawing which was further from her actual appearance.
Is Lorraine Kelly as attractive in person as she is on television?
Can I purchase the rights to your story to make a massive Hollywood romantic comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Jennifer Anniston?