It was my privilege to bully this motley gang of extraordinary talent for ten exuberant years.
And my joy to witness the avalanche of creativity and literary masterpieces flowing from the pens of the Fabulous Creative Writing Group.
Sometimes we played noisy games to stir our creative juices, often we
had arguments over writing related stuff or a play
we'd seen on a Monday, but always we played music and ate jellybeans
while furiously hammering
out our novels, plays, poems and film scripts.
We spent our final week (before we sadly disbanded due to a loss of funding)
working hard at the Totleigh Barton, Arvon Foundation Centre in Devon...
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here to see the video that we made!
revolves around screenwriting and so far I've completed
six full-length film scripts, a TV drama and two short plays.
I was a theatrical
actress for 12 years - as well as a stand-up comic on London's comedy
circuit, writing my own material. I've also worked as a chicken
keeper in Bethlehem, a dish-washer in Tel Aviv, a bricklayer in
St. Tropez, a nightclub dancer in Milan, a busker in Amsterdam,
a barmaid all over the world and searched for crocodiles on the
Amazon in Peru.
Back home I've been an aerobics instructor, football coach and Receptionist
in a brothel - and then, following my own experiences of street
homelessness in London, Florence and Rome; helped to set up and
run an Eco-Village in Wandsworth, along with the direct-action group
The Land Is Ours.
This sun and wind-powered project assisted more than 200 homeless
people to build their own homes and grow vegetables/gardens and
sculptures - establishing an urban, ecologically-sustainable community
Until the police burnt down our houses in a dawn eviction and
utopia was done.
...And I became a Key-worker in London in a 78 bed hostel for street-homeless
The ensuing years of bedlam, arson and overdoses evolved into a film idea - and I scripted the urban drama: SALVATION HOUSE ...Telling the truth about homelessness
was optioned by
I have attended
script development courses at:
And have completed more film and television scripts, including:
SIZE MATTERS, HOW NOT TO CHANGE YOUR BOYFRIEND, TOUGH LOVE and FREE BIRDS.
is a romantic comedy about addiction (and interfering housemates).
HOW NOT TO CHANGE YOUR BOYFRIEND
is a feel-good comedy about wanting
people to change.
is a comedy road movie.
Read the log-lines:
Read the synopses:
STOP PRESS, STOP PRESS...
Guess who won Our Lot Studios' 2014 screenwriting competition!!!
(Not 'runner up' or 'final twenty' - I actually WON, God dammit)
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