On this day, the auspicious day of 6th August, 2015, this day is the day I launch back into blogging about writing, filmmaking and all other kinds of things that fall around those banners.
As you may have noticed, if you’ve visited my website before, we’ve had a bit of a facelift. The wonderful, talented team at Apraze have put together this incredible new site and revamped it and I, personally, absolutely love it. If you’re looking for a website for your film, folio, reel, yourself – you should get in touch with them for a quote! Honestly, I can’t recommend them enough – so what are you waiting for?
For me, this year has been a busy one – but then again, aren’t they all? I kicked off the year working in the production department of a drama series called Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, then went onto be a script assistant on a comedy series called Utopia (which starts airing on the ABC [Australia] on August 19th). Whilst I was doing that, I also completed John Yorke’s Into The Woods: Storytelling for the Screen writing course run by the Professional Writing Academy. I had six weeks off and headed overseas to the UK and knuckled down with my co-writer and best mate Anton, where we worked on a couple of our projects, submitted to competitions and just generally enjoyed the English sunshine (yes, there was sunshine).
When I hit Aussie soil again, I faced the unenviable task of trying to find a job again – but out of the production department where I’d been working on and off for the past two and a half years and getting more firmly ensconced in the script department. With a little bit of luck and sending the right email at the right time, I managed to land a job in the first week and a half I was back and so have been working for the past month as a script co-ordinator/editor on an ABC thriller series. I’m not sure whether I’m allowed to mention it, so I’m going to err on the side of caution and refer to it as Project G. I’ve also done a Script Editing short course through the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), been reading and assessing scripts and was also fortunate enough to submit a writing sample with Anton to be considered for a reasonably big film (always a long shot, but certainly worth it).
It’s been a busy seven months, and I want to keep it going. One thing I missed most about not blogging was that a blog post throws up all different opinions and points of view and that conversation is something that I think definitely keeps you honest as a writer. That’s the beauty of story – it evokes different responses in different people and one writer can’t always portray every single one of those correctly.
I’ve learnt a lot this year and I’m looking forward to discussing it more with everyone in the internet world!