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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!


MEMY OWN WORK revolves around screenwriting and so far I've completed four full-length movie scripts, a TV drama and two short plays.

MY STORY

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…

In the beginning Permaculture What happened

Until the police burnt down our houses in a dawn eviction and utopia was done.

The Eviction


...And I became a Key-worker in London in a 78 bed hostel for street-homeless men.
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 and addiction.

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Salvation House was optioned by

SeptemberFilms

but the rights are now back with me, if any producers are curious :)

I have since attended courses at:

Raindance Writer's Lab at Skyros The Arvon Foundation Euroscript

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to see photos from

Skyros

WRITER'S LAB


2006
Writers Lab

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to see
photos from


The
John Osborne
Arvon Centre

Film Course

2006


And have completed more film and television scripts: SIZE MATTERS, HOW NOT TO CHANGE YOUR BOYFRIEND, TOUGH LOVE and FREE BIRDS.

SIZE MATTERS
is a dark romantic comedy about addiction (and interfering housemates).

HOW NOT TO CHANGE YOUR BOYFRIEND
is a feel-good comedy about wanting people to change.

FREE BIRDS
is a comedy road movie.


Read the log-lines:

Size Matters How Not to Change your Boyfriend Free
Birds



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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our lot competition winner



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