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Iceberg, let us 2021

A few weeks ago, during my usual quiet writing time, I had the image of an iceberg come to me when I started thinking about the stories I am working on. I know the iceberg image is a cliché, so often used to talk about the things that are visible on the surface compared to […]

So you call yourself a writer?

So, you call yourself a writer, huh? Where’ve you been published? Can we watch your films? What’s on your IMDB profile? Oh… you’ve self-published… on your blog? Oh, you’re just, sort of starting out? Oh, so are you even a real writer? Ignore all that. You are a writer. You love words. You find them […]

How Jealous Do You Get?

Hmmmm…depends on so much! I share some pretty candid examples of my pettiness, fear of scarcity and jealousy in my creative fields. Some things I’m not proud of, but gosh talk about learning! 😳 In this crazy season, I’m confronting these uncomfy feelings that’ve blocked me, so I can create and collaborate from a deeper […]

My 100th Podcast Episode Answering Your Podcast Questions

What do you think of my #podcast IDEA? It’s great! But be prepared to do the work. What mic or recording GEAR should I use? So many options! Hi @rodemic 😏👋🏾 How do you grow your AUDIENCE? Start with yourself and what you genuinely want to hear. Focus on an audience of one and the […]

Anger and My Artist Ways

Hi, I’m Taku and I’m a recovering people-pleaser. I’ve spent so much of my life scared of saying and hearing NO. In the last few months with coronavirus and the black lives matters protests…I’ve been forced to deal with an emotion that I’ve been afraid of dealing with: ANGER. In this video I share how […]

Filmmaker Scottnes Smith on Imposter Syndrome

Scottnes Smith shared SO much wisdom on #impostersyndrome, I can’t even write a proper caption right now. 😩🙌🏾✨ Thank you . Global. African. Excellence. Watch live on Instagram View this post on Instagram He shared SO much wisdom, I can’t even write a proper caption right now. 😩🙌🏾✨ Thank you @scottneslsmith! Global. African. Excellence. #africanexcellence […]

Pitch Perfectin’ with Producer and Filmmaker Sher Li Tan

“Pitching is a verbal way of selling your story, and I like to leave something visual so they remember my pitch.” — Sher-Li Tan I thought I was the Queen of Pitch Preparation until I met producer and filmmaker Sher-Li Tan. We first met at YouTube conference VidCon and she blew me away with how […]

Short Courses with Wendy Gray, AFTRS Head of Industry Program

“Children’s television is wonderful for people starting out in the industry because there tends to be more opportunity for people who don’t have a long list of credits.” — Wendy Gray I’ve fast-tracked a few skills after discovering the short courses offered by the Australian Film Television Radio School (AFTRS). In this episode, I chat […]

Chain of Title with Lawyer Dee Mbugua

“…without the proper documentation proving the ownership of the work, there’s no protection from legal action.” — Dee Mbugua The world of television is full of great ideas and magic…and contracts and legal agreements that underpin how all that magic comes together. In this episode, lawyer Dee Mbugua explains what ‘chain of title’ means and […]

Writers’ Guild with Screenwriter and Podcaster Evrim Şen

“The way that we can tell stories if we use audio, specifically fiction, is so interesting and diverse. Audio is such a freeing medium.” — Evrim Şen I joined the Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) so I could meet inspiring young screenwriters like Evrim Şen. We met at an Animation Writing Workshop and hit it off […]

Authentic Voices with Vlogger and LGBTQI+ Advocate AJ Clementine

“I love that this younger generation is being more expressive and feeling their emotions, instead of trying to not feel things. ” — AJ Clementine We keep hearing that we need more authentic voices telling their own stories. But what does that look like when you’re creating a TV show with different characters? How do […]