Indelible Freckles

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A New Zealand screenwriter. A blank screen. And an internet connection.

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Hello World

on Jan 1, 2018 in: Chickens

In the first eighteen months of the new Fortress Mamea, our chicken flock increased a number of times. (We can’t remember how many times; we’re softies with fuzzy memories.) How could we say no to the girls when they got broody? They were...

2017 on Stage

on Dec 29, 2017 in: Theatre

I’m as shocked as you are: I haven’t done a best-of of live theatre since 2012 — and even then I lumped it in with the screen stuff. Highlights from 2017: Riverside Kings by Natano Keni and Sarita So — Wellington talent to keep an e...

2017 in Pixels

on Dec 27, 2017 in: Film, Television

By Source, Fair use, Link Enjoyed on the big screen: Rogue One O le Tulafale (The Orator) Nocturnal Animals The Lobster Get Out The Big Sick Blade Runner 2049 Lucky Logan Dunkirk Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Honourable mentions: the hila...

2017 in Points

on Dec 25, 2017 in: Television, Theatre

Fair use, Link My reading output (input?) this year was better than last year. But it coulda should’ve been much better. Standouts from the reading diary: Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver — I maybe should’ve read this wh...

Yeah —

on Dec 24, 2017

— it’s that time of year to relax and watch a classic Christmas movie: Best of the season to you and yours.


on Dec 4, 2017

The Mamea family had a get-together earlier this year. With almost all of his progeny in one room, my father announced that this year he was turning 90 years and he expected a full and proper celebration. In the (brief) silence that followed, my sib...

I guess Still Life With Chickens is doing a wee tour: Palmerston North’s Centrepoint Theatre has programmed it for 7–15 April 2018 which is very pleasing.