Mirai, a young Japanese-Australian girl, is about to have the worst birthday ever! But, if she survives the day, she just might make new friends and have a completely new life! Buy it here! Japanese version coming soon!
Short films are fine, but they haven't really made money since the end of the era where audiences would sit in the cinema all day and watch a Newsreel, a Cartoon, a Short Film and then a Double Feature. All for less than a dollar. But that era has long gone. The B-Movie has now … Continue reading The Ever Elusive Feature Film
by Fin Wheeler Every time an award-winning screenwriter gives an interview, the reporter inevitably asks what they consider the essential elements to success in screenwriting. Just as inevitably, the successful subject responds that talent, determination, hard work, luck, and the right attitude are fundamental ingredients in gaining and maintaining a high profile as a professional… via … Continue reading Great advice for screenwriters (reblog)
I'm writing this on a Saturday night. A Saturday night. Gonna make you feel alright.Yeah, one day rolls into the next for me.The product of burning the candle at both ends. I know it's date night for you. You're probably out watching the fireworks. With your special someone.But, I'm not.I only have one job that … Continue reading A late summer night’s musings
http://youtu.be/VZwlr0Y51Ic Directed by award-winning filmmaker Paul Leeming, "An American Piano" is based on the extraordinary true story of a young Japanese girl, Youko Koshida, who played the piano for Prisoners of War during World War II and how it affected their lives. War is only possible when the enemy is dehumanised. "An American Piano" is … Continue reading Official Trailer – “An American Piano” a new short film written and produced by me!
Sometime when I was a toddler, I was playing with some lego blocks and building little plastic buildings. The story goes that my Mother turned to my Grandmother, proud as punch, and said, "Look a handyman!" To which my Grandmother replied, "No, an Artist." And she was right. At the age of eight, infatuated with … Continue reading A lifetime of trying to be somebody part 1
Today was a non-day. I achieved absolutely nothing at all. I watched "Silver Linings Playbook", which was incredibly depressing, and was so lazy that I ate lunch from the convenience store.I did manage to achieve some things last week. I got my screenplay submitted into Slamdance. So, keep your fingers and toes crossed for me. Plus, we are almost … Continue reading Non-Day #amnotwriting
Trudging knee-deep in concrete, With each step, the heat melts the soul of my shoes a little more, Sticking to the footpath, making it more and more difficult, To meet the daughter, Of a convicted murderer, who like all the others, Is allegedly innocent, And cook pizza pinwheels, for the ungrateful masses.
sleeping alone -the petal bloomsin a house of noise and chaos
Sitting in the fishbowl, waiting for the John; Conversation proves fruitless, even for the pawn, moving like chess pieces, on a never-ending board, I wait, for your approval, and for the sickening distain, of a body lost and sold into the rain. by Hamish Downie