Une femme est une femme

Une femme est une femme

Watch: Normal People

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Down Nancy’s Peak

Chelsea and Tianna

Normal People: The Podcast

I'm introducing my short film Normal People with a podcast mini-series over on Jimmerish FM. I'll be chatting to a few of the people who worked on the film. Make sure you are subscribed to Jimmerish FM to catch the series.

The Grace Sanders Collaboration Continues

I set up a camera to capture Grace Sanders doing her thing. Check out our podcast on Jimmerish FM.

The Lodger - Screenplay Public Table Read

Source: https://pixabay.com/en/fog-mist-road-lost-girl-eerie-1208283/

WHAT: PAC Script Lab reading of my Screenplay "The Lodger"
WHEN: 6pm (Bar open) for a 7pm start, Thursday 9th June 2016
WHERE: @ Library of WA Theatre, North Entrance, 25 Francis St, Northbridge

What is this?
FTI helps local writers develop their screenplays by hosting public table reads of screenplays in front of a live audience with volunteer actors. These are called PAC Script Labs. The writer gets to hear their dialogue read aloud and brought to life by real actors and the audience is able to provide feedback on the story. For the audience, it's kind of like listening to a radio play / audio book in a theatre. They are very kindly reading my screenplay "The Lodger".

What is my movie about?
A frivolous young woman with a mysterious power discovers her true calling after moving in with an alcoholic old man.

Watch: The Meet Cute

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Nambadilling Road

Nambadilling Road


Portia the Cat


Normal with ElouiseA A still from Normal People.


Inspection with Claudia

CinefestOz Diary

ScreenWest sponsored me to go to CinefestOz this year as part of the new Bill Warnock Initiative for emerging screenwriters. I came back with some very random snaps. Here are some.

Bunker Bay Cafe seems like a pretty neat spot.






It had been 12 hours since parliament had ordered a complete evacuation of the city. Amy stands at a window of the 50th floor of 108 St Georges Terrace, peering out into the night. The city of Perth, once described by American astronauts as a city of lights, is living up to the tag right to the end. Even now, it’s darkest hours, the city is ablaze with light. The Great Eastern Highway weaves it’s way from the river up to the edge of the coastal plain like a thick golden vein before climbing the Darling escarpment, bleeding Perth of its people. The queues of car lights are occasionally broken up by the flashing lights of authority, trying to establish some sense of routine among the fleeing. Little do they know how little knowledge the government had of their city’s predicament.
Amy’s eyes drift to the windows of the adjacent office towers of St Georges Terrace. Some are alight with the waving torches of looters, others are alight with fire. One particular tower catches her eye, it is a black crevice on the skyline, every window is dark, all but one. Neatly placed just within this window are three empty chairs. Just as she begins to wonder what makes this window special, her thoughts are interrupted by a republican agent tapping her on the shoulder.
“We’re ready,” he says softly.
Amy turns to face the team of agents who have just cleared the back wall of filing cabinets. They've revealed a door to a service elevator. It's dusty and grimy, It does not look like it has been used for years.
“Are you sure it’s still working?” she asks, skeptical.
“Yes, as far as we know, we’ve tested all the circuits and it’s prompting us for an access key,” states the agent closest to the door, ushering her towards the lift controls.
“Ok, I doubt this will work but let’s give it a go,’ Amy shrugs. Stepping forward, she places her right hand on a square dark sheet of glass above the controls. Nothing happens. Amy feels almost embarrassed that they placed so much hope in her. She had never been inside this building before, let alone have security clearance to it’s most obscure floors. To her surprise though, the sheet of glass begins to glow white and a blue flash coupled with a harmonious ding kicks the old elevator doors to life.
The team of agents flood into the elevator with her. It is a short ride, just one story up. Stepping out into the extravagant private gallery of the long abandoned penthouse, Amy is drawn to the floor to ceiling windows that give an uninterrupted view of the dark hole that is Perth Water to the south west.
“Are you ok Ms Whitehall?” One of the Agents asks.
“Fine, do you need me any further?” she asks half-heartedly.
“No, the scan should be complete any minute now.” he assures her but Amy is only interested in the view. The Narrows Bridge is still alight, making a pleasant white arch across the water. She used to race her cousin Sam across it, many years ago, before you needed a passport to cross. The river itself brings back many memories, casual summer days walking the banks by the university with friends. Those days are long gone now, she despairs, before returning to reality.
“So?” Amy enquires.
“It’s not here,” he informs her.

“Well,” says Amy with a deep sigh, “If this is the end, at least we’ll have a good view.”


Cleo: Lady Of The House


A still from The Meet Cute

Pre Production


The Bedsheet Cinema Project

On the summer of 2012/2013 I set out on a major Jimmerish project that would go down as a laughably huge failure.

I created a film festival known as "James's Backyard Bedsheet Cinema". Over a period of three months I held two screenings a week. Each screening presented two films. At least one was a crowd pleaser, the second was "James's Choice". Over the sixteen independent screenings, only six people attended. At least four of those people said they had a great time, which, I guess, is a win.

As part of the promotion of the film festival I put together my first ever youtube clip montage, which you can watch below and get a sense of the films I was showing (Try to guess them all!):
See some photos after the jump:

A Drive Across The Country

From Perth to Brisbane
Buy the music by Luke Howard

Summer Night Podcasting

Summer Night Podcasting
A Jimmerish FM outdoor setup.

Minute and Faraway


A Momentary Distraction

Screen test during Supermoon 3/22/2011

Watch: The Final Summer

aka "The Summer of Samantha" web series pilot.


Beth or ‎Bethany
A still from The Final Summer

Watch: Noir Love

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