February 9, 2020

I've not done a blog for a bit so sat down and wondered what to write about.  After a lot of humming and hemming I came up with 'How do you draw in an audience?' which is a big question for both writers and filmmakers.

As a writer, I sit in front of a computer...

October 1, 2019

It just dawned on me I never wrote anything for the blog last month as between the 'wheezle' and the chest, time got away with me.  In saying that, we managed to take a road-trip to Aviemore and get some good Highland fresh air, which perhaps explains why I can breathe...

August 26, 2019

It's August, the sun's shining, bees humming and I'm remarkably chipper as I've been fortunate enough to have two of my short - under ten minute - films made this summer and both producers have been willing to let me be on set.  Huzzah!

The first shot was in Berwic...

Today, I'm firmly ensconced under a parasol in the garden, cast cast, tea made and blog prepped.  What cast you say?  Pray tell?

Well, myself and my latest partner in crime, Jacky Dahlhaus, have committed to making 'Blind Faith' my little short that was nomina...

June 17, 2019

Today I got up and felt ever so slightly miserable.  I chatted to a producer yesterday who, on the one hand, thought my scripts were good (Yeah!) but on the other, couldn't enter me into a scheme as I was optioned (Boo. But Yeah 'optioned'!)  So, with spirits not quite...

Anyone who knows me knows, I love dogs.  I always wanted a four legged friend but inherited 'demon cat' instead, had I not, my plan was to get a rescue dog that didn't wake me up at two every morning.  With this in mind, it was with great pleas...

June 4, 2019

Apologies for the hiatus, had a bit of a bother getting into Wix when Chrome went pear shaped.  Anyway, to cut a long story short, for this blog I decided that I would write a little bit about what happened when my script was first optioned and how things developed fro...

April 16, 2019

Just read a fascinating article from 'Slamdance Film Festival' on what a 'grip' is.  Now, I don't mean grabbing onto someone, or something... step away from that biscuit!  

Honestly.  

No, I don't mean a grip like you have on the Hobnobs, though it's close.  A...

When you start out as a writer you have a blank page.  That blank page, with a bit of luck, turns into a script but what happens next?

Once you have a producer, director, you've got your cast, crew and a piece of film edited, where do you go from there?

Sound.  

You want...

March 21, 2019

One of the best things you can do as a screenwriter is write short scripts.  Trust me.  One day I submitted to a micro-short festival, the next I had a Skype call, an option and a director asking for script edits!  Me!  The nobody who thought something up sitting on th...

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