Based in a small city at the edge of the world (next stop Antarctica... and yes, we do have penguins) I’ve been writing all my life. Letters to friends overseas after returning from a year as an exchange student to Finland, travel journals, copywriting for business publications, both editorial and advertising, speeches, short stories and essays, two novels and two screenplays make up an eclectic mix of material. In January 2022 and August 2015 I was shortlisted for the New Philosopher magazine Writer’s Award, and long listed in 2019.
Despite becoming a corporate worker bee, I kept up the creative and performance side of my life by participating in multiple sports, public speaking, politics (briefly…to this day I’m grateful I was not elected), and international competition ballroom dancing. I’ve been involved in local theatre productions, acting and choreographing, doing publicity and making costumes. I’ve choreographed and performed in ballroom dancing floorshows and appeared on Strictly Dancing with ABC TV Australia.
My last draft of "Star Dancer" is finished, my pitch is ready, and I'm looking for the people who can see the possibilities in blending science fiction with ballroom dancing and original music to bring this unique adventure to the screen. It's the kind of story you'd walk away from saying "That was so much fun!"
Now working on another story set in the Star Dancer universe and reading all the Save the Cat books all in a row.
Thoroughly enjoyed watching a couple of Aussie short series: "After the Verdict" and "Fisk". Found "The OA" intriguing, and followed it up with "Dark", "Beforeigners" and "Babylon Berlin". Now watching "Rake" and "Ted Lasso". Also working my way through Blindspot and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
Unique traits: Sci-fi nut from an early age, futurist, strategist, left field thinker, internationalist.
Star Dancer Budget: $30M+ | Sci-fi When the Intergalactic Mafia kidnaps her sister, a bionic starship pilot overcomes her injuries when she accepts help, from a specially bred assistance panther, and a ballroom dancing pirate, to rescue her before an Intergalactic Dance Championship finishes.
Australian Institute of Company Directors
University of Tasmania
Tampereen Lukion Lyseo, Finland