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RIP Yet Another Struggling Writer

Eulogy for the old blog Dear http://YetAnotherStrugglingWriter .blogspot.com, I apologise for my inconsistent regard for you in recent times, and regret that this neglect led to your eventual demise. Fear not, your life has not been in vain: from your ashes springs forth new direction and enthusiasm. I shall sprinkle your contents in the wind, [...]

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Under Construction

Hi, apologies for the obvious “temp” website – am porting my old blog over, doing some digital housekeeping, etc, so what you see is very much a work-in-progress. While it might not be ‘pretty,’ there is some good content amongst the old blog posts if you want to browse Thanks, Luci

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How Little I Know

A big part of me writing this blog has been because I’m searching for answers. I thought if I examined enough indie filmmakers, transmedia storytellers, and content creators who are doing innovative things, it would soon become obvious what does and doesn’t work, and the path forward would become clear. I have a young daughter [...]

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Diary Update

Hi everyone, Want to apologise for having gone such a long time without post… have been flat out developing a multiplatform project, working on the business plan, and so on. Will fill you in with more details soon… I’ve also begun looking into moving this blog to something more versatile like WordPress. Obviously my posts [...]

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Diary of a Struggling Writer (& Indie Filmmaker)

I wanted to write a post that was a bit more personal today, I guess explaining a bit about why I’m doing this and clarifying my position. I know that my analysis of other people’s projects can be considered “honest and brutal” (thanks Mat!) which I am proud of, but also wary that my comments [...]

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Influence : the psychology of people

Influence : the psychology of people

I recently read a book that completely blew my mind – I only wish I’d read it years ago. On the outset it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with indie filmmaking or business, but it does apply to anyone with a pulse. “Influence: the psychology of persuasion,” is for anyone who has ever walked [...]

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Greatest risk in filmmaking? Team dynamics.

In some industries people who don’t click can still work side by side, tied together out of mutual greed or simple desperation, but in the indie film industry – where so much comes down to favours and good will – team dynamics make or break a project.Once upon a time, way back during my undergrad [...]

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Tuning in the creative voices

This is a one of the few Leunig cartoons I actually understand, and you’ll notice by the faded, tattered, dog-eared status that I’ve had this fondly blue tacked to my wall for many years. For good reason. Yes, I’m one of those crazy people who walk around muttering under my breath, mind in a completely [...]

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Epiphany: making creativity work financially.

Obviously I completely abandoned this blog long ago, but I’ve decided it’s time to start over with weekly updates. I’ve moved beyond being a struggling “writer” to being a writer/director/producer, and even “CEO” of a new entertainment company. (Mind you, all it costs is about $500 to start up a company and call yourself CEO, [...]

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Progress…

Well, Don’t Panic! is looking pretty good. The edit is finished, and now we’ve got two weeks to complete sound design, grading and hand it all over to Metro Screen. There are a few things that I’d do differently, but don’t have the time to go into it at the moment. I’ve set up a [...]

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