Now in my 70s, I trained as an actor in 2004/5 before performing for several years in community theatre. This led to an interest in writing plays and I had several short plays performed as part of the annual Sydney Short & Sweet Festival.
In 2020, I completed a playwriting/screenwriting course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. I have used Stage 32 script services several times while developing a Timeslip/Fantasy/Young Adult/Coming of Age screenplay. The feedback from these script services was very valuable, and certainly helped me to develop my script to the best of my ability.
Currently, I am working on a limited series based on a high profile crime that happened more than 60 years ago.
For me, it is about the writing, and while it would be wonderful to have a project produced on stage or screen, it's not vital, because writing is just a terrific pastime to have in retirement.
This week, I leave the sunny shores of Sydney for snowy Scotland, where I will be based for the next few months.
Back and There Again Fantasy A lonely teenager and a strange girl from another time embark together on a desperate quest to find gold, so they can save their mothers from being taken by the mythical Dullahan - the heralder of death.