Sydney Film Festival Ignites a Feeling Frenzy

Sydney Film Festival Ignites a Feeling Frenzy

‘Feeling Frenzy’ is not a typo. The #s I’m likely to use a lot during the SFF 2019 are #primal #astounding and #OMGoddess. The trailers for some of the evocative films screening generated a swirl of feelings: surprise – willing discomfort...
Getting Gigs Is Easy with G.E.T.

Getting Gigs Is Easy with G.E.T.

I just had my first MC gig using the Global Event Talent platform and wow. It’s a game-changer. G.E.T. is an online platform that directly connects clients with talent and it’s free to have your profile on it. Deal Direct with the Client – No Middle Person On...
Just Not Cricket – Was It Ever?

Just Not Cricket – Was It Ever?

In 2015, I witnessed some kiddy cricketers hurling insults at each other about their mothers and sisters so I wrote an op-ed piece for SBS News Online about the notion of sledging as a tactical skill in winning a game of bat and ball.  It was a clear-cut case of the...
Slicing & Dicing My Feet

Slicing & Dicing My Feet

Foot surgery aka Bilateral Excision of Morton’s Neuroma IE a big fat tumour on a nerve in each foot. Two years later, I still have pain and cannot wear high heels for longer than a couple of hours. The pain is nerve damage – twitches – cramps –...
A Room Full of LEGO doco WIN + laurels

A Room Full of LEGO doco WIN + laurels

This wonderful short documentary explores the world of adult LEGO – director Daniel Bourke. Ages 4-99 is not hyperbole. In the 24 hour Bad / Fake news environment, it is a pertinent reminder that to build something physical and stay connected creatively to your...
Eating Cake in the Front Row at the Guillotine

Eating Cake in the Front Row at the Guillotine

Being GenX, I didn’t think I’d see this monumental change in my lifetime: so many brave women standing up and saying #MeToo in our own version of ‘I’m Spartacus!’   Like a French revolutionary, I’m in the front row at the guillotine, gleefully tucking into cake as...
Red Handed Rests On Laurels

Red Handed Rests On Laurels

Red Handed made it into:   17th Shriekfest Horror Film Festival – Official Selection 13th Halloween Horror Picture Show – Official Laurels Melbourne Underground Film Festival – Official Selection Producer – Chris Ramos Director – Tony Tilse Scriptwriter – Renée...
T2 in 3D

T2 in 3D

Terminator 2 Judgement Day has a rare status of immunity to sequelitis. There aren’t many sequels that are as good as the original – T2 surpasses T1 on every front – narrative, characterization and SFX. 3D conversion doesn’t have a great reputation. Clash of the...
Favourite Films

Favourite Films

I have seen all of these movies, some several times over and I love each of them for various reasons. THE COLOUR PURPLE THE PRODUCERS (original) SHREK THE LORD OF THE RINGS AMERICAN BEAUTY TERMINATOR 2 – JUDGEMENT DAY FARGO DAWN OF THE DEAD AMERICAN PSYCHO A...
Production Slate Underway

Production Slate Underway

The genre project has grown teeth and claws – I’m up to act 3 of the script. Every Monday, I wake up and kill someone before breakfast.  It’s a great way to start the week. Of the 13 characters who ‘agreed’ to be on board, only 3 are...