My Mad Fat Diary Production Assignment

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I’m continuing to learn SO much in my Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting: Series Television course at AFTRS. I haven’t yet written much about the course, but one of our subjects was Production Process and the Writer. The Assignment There were two assignments or tasks: a written report where we interview a series television scriptwriter (coming soon), and a video assignment […] Read more…

Web Series I Love in 2016

web series

In the last year I’ve become a massive fan of web series – they’re great to watch in bite sized pieces: on the train, on your phone at lunch, while waiting for ads on tv to finish, on the toilet (is that just me? oooooook, then). Web series are also a great way for writers, directors and filmmakers […] Read more…

Writing and other reversals

TV Writing

Ahem! Well, it’s been RATHER a long time between posts hasn’t it? *whistles* There’s a device in TV shows and films called a ‘reversal’, which is a plot twist that reveals something new, reversing the audience’s expectation, and spinning the plot off in a new direction. (For more on reversals, see Five Types Of Plot Twists) […] Read more…

Kaka’ako – street art capital of Hawaii

Kaka'ako street art

I’m just back from my whirlwind tour of the US & Tokyo – first stop – HAWAII!! My first 2 visits there, I did what everyone else does and stayed in Waikiki, shopped and ate (with the exception of venturing downtown one night for a punk gig – but I digress). This time I wanted […] Read more…

Choosing The Right Luggage

Choosing luggage

One very important factor when travelling a lot as I do, is the right luggage. My backpack is fine when I’m doing the south east asia thing, jumping on and off boats, buses, trains etc, trekking and so on. But when it comes to hitting an urban centre where you just know that you’re gonna […] Read more…

Lots to love about Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe beach

Earlier in the year, I had the great fortune to get to Thai island Koh Lipe – and I LOVED it!! I’d go back in a heartbeat. What’s so great about it? And why should you go? Azure Blue Waters There is just something about the water here, with the ocean displaying all wondrous shades […] Read more…

Trashtastika on YouTube

Introducing Trashtastika

Hey there 🙂 Yes, I’ve been off updating my Trashtastika YouTube channel which had become a bit dusty…why is why the posts haven’t been as frequent here. I’ve been doing a lot of internet shopping lately however, & I’ll soon be doing some style posts using the fab tops, dresses, jackets etc that I’ve taken […] Read more…

Friday the 13th Make-up ideas

Trashtastika Friday 13th

Well, Friday the 13th is here…time to go to spooky themed parties and clubs. Sadly, not for this little black duck – I’ll be working – but I thought I’d drop in a little bit of Friday the 13th inspo, for those who might be gothically inclined…. Back in 2010 I did this Spooky Halloween […] Read more…

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