Linda Summer

Linda Summer

Scribe at Lost-For-Words
Author and Editor

Sydney, Australia

Member Since:
December 2012
Last online:
today
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About Linda

THESE DAYS

Linda is a freelance book and article editor with various online publications including The Otherside Press Magazine, Paranormal Daily News. She also supports emerging indigenous bloggers who feel called to share their sacred ancestral wisdom and healing arts with the world.

When she's not editing articles or books, Linda loves playing in the blogosphere, tinkering with cheeky log-lines and film scripts. She also shoots and edits promotional videos for artists and small businesses, and assists The Rhythm Hut with promoting their eclectic range of live music and cool community events.

YESTERDAY AND BEYOND

Linda wrote her first words at the age of three and has been playing with words ever since. She scrap-booked her first tabloid letter to the editor at nine, penned prolific plays, short stories and poetry throughout her teens and became the first published Poet in Adelaide University magazine On Dit.

A journalism diploma in her early 20’s led to a television career with Nine Network Australia as Publicist, then Promotions Producer. During that time she also gained a Diploma in Book Editing and Publishing which sadly left her feeling disillusioned instead of excited about the publishing industry.

Learning that publishers and distributors were akin to pimps that snatched the lion's share of book profits, she shelved her writing dreams for a while. Creative prostitution wasn't her style.

Linda unceremoniously parted ways with the idiot box in the mid 90's, played with film making, won first prize in Sydney's 15/15 Film Festival, and worked in various jobs while salvaging a vague dream of writing screenplays one day.

That day has come.

She left her cop-shop job in 2014 after contracting ‘Strangled Spirit Syndrome.'

In between healing some old and painful wounds while studying shamanic healing and energy medicine, Linda published a children's eBook Zazoo Zazoo, wrote, produced and directed several experimental short films including Good Medicine & A Fairy’s Life (designed to inspire kids to reconnect with nature.)

She also immersed herself in informal screenwriting studies, drawing upon the experience and knowledge of several teachers who articulately walk their talk, and drafted a feature-length comedic screenplay 'Rise of the Wakadoos' under the occasional guidance of a mentor. She recently returned to the rewrite process and intends to engage the services of a new mentor in the near future.

Script ideas flow as easily as runny honey these days and she may have to invest in a second lifetime to finish writing them all.

Unique traits: Linda recently gave birth to the controversial MotherClucker Files. Stay tuned.

Loglines

  • Secret Secrets

    Secret Secrets Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy A kooky Fairy Godmother and her Unicorn embark on a wild quest to free vast supplies of medical cannabis from a remote Australian isolation chamber. Raising sparkly hell along the way, they accidentally trigger the collapse of the most secretive democracy in the world and generously offer thousands of displaced politicians and public servants the chance to apply for their jobs again.

  • The Godmother

    The Godmother Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy An oblivious fairy godmother is mistaken for a hardcore, mafia matriarch and has no choice but to let them all have it with her turbo wand.

  • Mrs Bean Goes To Hollywood

    Mrs Bean Goes To Hollywood Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Mrs Bean and her wildly funny, savvy besties infiltrate Hollywood and unwittingly spark a men's #MeToo movement. And it's not what you think.

  • Holy Woman!

    Holy Woman! Budget: $1M - $5M | Musical Comedy A sultry singer is plagued by nightmares about being tortured and burned at the stake. A gifted past-life regression psychiatrist successfully resolves the nightmares, only to face a new dilemma when the singer confesses that her true calling is to become the world's first female singing Pope.

  • But That's Not Samurai

    But That's Not Samurai Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy A billionaire's bored, 60-something gorgeous wife runs out of things to spend his money on and experiences a spiritual glitch which inspires her to rediscover her long lost adventurous love life. She attempts to lure her workaholic husband to a private nudist paradise and unexpectedly reaps riotous rewards.

  • Blue

    Blue Mystery A woman immerses herself in a shamanic vision quest and bumps into a dead buddy who doesn't realise he is dead.

  • Rise of the Wakadoos (formerly Woo Woo World)

    Rise of the Wakadoos (formerly Woo Woo World) Drama The fairytale life of an oblivious young woman comes crashing down with the sudden death of her father. To the horror of her atheist family and friends, her impossible grief catapults her into a spiritual odyssey in search of her father that leads her through a quagmire of mediums, mystics, psychics and healers, traversing Peru, Arizona and South Africa.

  • Zazoo Zazoo

    Zazoo Zazoo Adventure Fantasy Jaspa the galactic superstar accidentally falls out of the universe and is rescued by friendly Zazoovians. So begins a whimsical adventure to find a way home from an extraordinary world that may inspire you to apply for a visa. Wizard of Oz meets Fantastic Beasts.

  • Good Medicine

    Good Medicine Drama A troubled man finds solace in the most unlikely place.

  • Unforseen circumstances

    Unforseen circumstances Comedy When a group of psychics and mediums than get together for a glittering awards night, their abilities are unexpectedly tested by guests from the other side who proceed to weed out the wannabe's and restore respect to the spiritual world.

Credits

  • Chasing Wave Fairies

    Chasing Wave Fairies
    Film (short) by Linda Summer 'Chasing Wave Fairies' was shot on my smartphone in the gorgeous surrounds of Putty Beach, Bouddi National Park, NSW Australia. It is the first of a series of uplifting, nature-inspired short films with a touch of fairyish magic.

  • Jack Rides Again

    Jack Rides Again
    Film (short) by Linda Summer (Comedy) Director/Editor An impromptu silly film about a weekend getaway.

  • Good Medicine

    Good Medicine
    Film (Drama) Writer/Producer/Director A troubled man searches for solace and finds it in the most unlikely place.

  • Retrospect

    Retrospect
    Film (short) Writer/Director

Awards

  • 15/15 Film Festival Best Short Film - 'Retrospect'

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