Thursday, July 23, 2015


iHolly: The Next Generation Independent Film Festival

Creating Opportunities with Awards:
A Greenlight for your Screenplay!
Distribution for your Film!
And a $1,000 Cash Prize!
Connecting the Indie Filmmakers and Film Students with a panel of Expert and Celebrity Judges all Working in the Indie CommunityREAD MORE

Friday, July 17, 2015


“As a dramatic writer you have to pay for everything you write - in other words, you have to earn the right to write it, to make it your own, to have the confidence to let it go and know that it has a life of its own.

“Michael Schilf talks about writing what you LIVE, LEARN and LOVE. Fact is, you are already living and learning, and (it is hoped) loving something or someone, so it’s all there, right at your fingertips, right? Wrong. I can’t tell you how many wannabe writers have told me that their problem is they have nothing to write about, and when I tell them to look at their own lives they say, “but that’s me, I’m boring, no one would want to read about anything I’ve experienced”, meaning that they don’t value the life they have lived, have learned nothing from the journey they have made so far, and refuse to embrace and spread the love that has made it all vivid, challenging and bearable.  In short, they resort to the knee-jerk cop-out routine. Why? Because there’s nothing more frightening than yourself, specially the parts of your self that you’ve worked so hard to camouflage with noise, verbal and gestural.  Writing a sitcom script, weirdly enough, is about reducing or even transcending the noise, or even - sometimes - using it in a clever way to reveal an anxiety that is characteristic of the character.   You can think about it - and even talk about it - all day, all week, all month, forever, but you’ll never get anywhere if its just talking and thinking. You have to grapple with the demon. One of the things that I’ve been re-learning doing THE CREATIVE LIFE is the importance of going back and back and back - over the material - the big print, the dialogue, combing through it and crossing stuff out. Allowing my voice to gradually be overtaken by the voices of the characters. In comedy writing, that old truism, LESS IS MORE, is a kind of ultimate principle. Also, SIMPLE IS DIFFICULT.   What I am beginning to realise is how success (an episode’s funniness) depends on SIMPLICITY.  That, and TIMING. Remembering that old insight, “It ain’t got a thing if it ain’t got that swing.”   But none of this matters in the slightest - tis merely a pep talk  - unless you write it down and suffer, and write some more and suffer some more, and allow yourself much gnashing of teeth and at least 40 nights in a desert, and do it and do it and do it, until it starts to become funny. Everything - even sex - becomes FUNNY if you do it long long. Problem is, most people give up before it starts getting good.”

- Billy Marshall Stoneking


Thursday, July 16, 2015


nobody really gives a damn
other than maybe your mother
& if you can get over that
the only remaining challenge
is to realize that other people
don't spend nearly as much time
thinking about you as
 you do yourself,
which is the first & last
step to freeing yourself
from being a prisoner to
your fantasies concerning
other people's opinions about
what & who you are.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

GAYBY BABY has been nominated for an @AACTA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary!! This is pretty much the most prestigious film award in Australia, and the list of nominated films is incredible, so we are extremely proud and excited this morning. Great news for love, and great news for our campaign to get this film in front of Australian families everywhere. Thanks to all of you for your support on the journey so far, and stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Don't Let Labor Adopt the LNP's "turn back the boats" Policy. Send a message of protest...

To: Bill Shorten, Every Member of the the ALP Caucus, All Delegates from the State Branches as well as Each and Every Affilliated Union.