I hate talking about myself. Does it sound like I'm whinging, or bragging, or is it just plain boring? That's why I mostly write fiction, or history, it's about someone else.
Well, I was born in America, and moved around so much that I'm not from anywhere. Then, as a teenager, I ran away to Belgium, where I met someone who led me to Wales. I had been accepted into two very good schools in America, but stayed in Aberystwyth as a hairdresser before enrolling in a film school I never heard of (because it was local to my new home.)
I consider myself an eternal student, always learning. BA and MA are just fancy letters that I can now put after my name, but what I didn't learn in class I still learn every day.
I've always been romantic about life. Shakespeare was my favourite author, not because he's popular, but because of the way his words rolled off the tongue when the English teacher asked me to read from Julius Caesar.
I made a lot of short films, and a feature, and I've written a lot too.
I've always been in it for the art. Never want to "make it," just to make a living doing what I love.
I think more details will be revealed in the "extra features" of DVDs I work in.
My company's website is http://ptara.com/ You can find my contact details there.
Unique traits: Every time I type, someone looks over my shoulder. Okay, almost every time. We all think we're unique, and we all are in a way. It took me a long time to develop the ability to blend in and become invisible. The stories I tell are of characters with traits that are at once unique to them and yet that an audience can relate to. I can make those traits which are invisible, visible. But, my favourite ability is to see the talent and develop talent in others.
The Sorrows of Deirdre Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Some wish for knowledge. Others desire beauty. She was cursed with both.
Bonjour Dewi Budget: $100K - $1M | Other ⋄ Animation Dewi is not easily motivated. He’s not even bothered to change his hoodie, but he’d go to the ends of the earth for his dog, Ryan. So, when Ryan gets kidnapped and taken to France, it’s time for Dewi to confront his deepest fear: the French language.
Today's News Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent What do you do when your childhood heroine goes soft and "mooshy"? How do you celebrate her birthday? What do you do when your inspiration panders to patriarchy? Or, how do you react when a lonely woman claims your life’s fight inspired her spite?
I don't get it Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy ⋄ Experimental A screenwriter gets run over by a lorry, and is sent to hospital. Worse still, no one understands his art.
The Habbit Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Family Elbow Haggis is called to leave his peaceful life and go on a mission to help steal something for a bunch of housebreakers. Not even Elbow knows why he agrees to go. Can Elbow survive plate breaking dwarves, an army of cheap 3D trolls, and a three picture deal of a seemingly never ending franchise?
Film by Ptara Ltd (Comedy and Drama) "Jack", Writer, Director, audio post-production, visual effects When Molly invites her favourite life coach, she takes over. I recently saw "You Me And Dupree" which seems to be loosely inspired by the same theme, but our film is more weighted toward the female roles, and is way lower budget.
What caused the War of 1812?
Film (short) by Ptara Director, writer, presenter, graphics, editor
Internet by Ptara Creative executive, audio post production, visual effects, voices, writer, animator
Employee of the Month, BT Aberystwyth
BAS High School tournament Shotput, first place
University of Wales
Pima Community College