Bending down to pick up my bag, an Indian fella in front of me farted directly into my eye balls. Continue reading
Drive your own road
Ninety-five percent of the books left by travellers on the foisty shelves of warungs in Ubud fall into these categories:
yoga and meditation
books about Bali and Lonely Planets
Russian stuff (Spy shit? Who knows? Could be anything, frankly)
So, ‘Gridlock’ by Ben Elton, a 90’s comedy about a paraplegic embroiled in the corrupt motor industry, stood out like a set of fluffy dice in a Rover 800. Continue reading
Sweaty Jesus porn pants
Mysore immersion at the Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Centre
Wow. I never thought I’d see the day, but I’ve shoehorned myself into some ludicrously tight-fitting, 80’s-teeny, pink, porn shorts and I’m wearing my hair in a double man-bun. A three week immersion into the world of Ashtanga starts here. Continue reading
Get medieval on your dialogue’s ass. 20 ways to craft killer screenplay dialogue
Amazing dialogue is one of the fastest ways to improve any screenplay.
Here are 20 ways to boost everything but the big print.
CURIOSITY AS ANTI-VENOM TO FEAR. THE SNAKE MAN OF UBUD
‘Financially, emotionally and in terms of the pain or even death, I’m taking a calculated risk.’
Ron Lilley, Herpetologist
And aren’t we all? Continue reading
15 Lessons Screenwriters and Filmmakers can take from ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’.
Addressing forgiveness, Martin McDonagh’s writing and execution goes beyond Seven Psychopaths and In Bruges to reach new heights in this blockbusting dark comedy.
‘Think of a memory. Something important to you. Go on. The first thing that comes into your head. Allow the memory to come to you. Go deeper into it. In the next ten minutes, I want you to write about it. Consider the images, colours, textures, rhythms and sounds that you associate with that moment. Go.’
Jonathan Ogilvie, Film Director and Tropfest Winner
AFTRS Screenwriting Course, 2018
The 40-year old hang out
His house is OCD-amazing. It’s newly built and has a pool, a trampoline and sexy hammocks that overlook a beautifully manicured, Stepford Wives-type park. We’ve a swanky Airbnb rent with this guy in Margaret River. Ensuite, double, porn shower, fluffy towels and a clean fuckin’ dunny. The only problem is, this dude’s on meth and he’s desperate to hang out.