Indelible Freckles

Blog URL:http://www.dfmamea.com/blog
Blog Tags:screenwriting, film, television, theatre, d f mamea, writing
Country:New Zealand

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



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Rehearsals are continuing apace in Auckland while life goes on in Northland. An unexpected perk on this production is the rehearsal reports I’m sent at the end of each work day: a one-pager of what happened, what’s needed, and any observ...

Rehearsals for Still Life With Chickens kicked off this week with an Auckland Theatre Company welcome followed by a reading, then a read-through. I got to meet and thank set, puppet and costume designer John Parker. I caught up with director Fasitua...

Front Door Boots

on Jan 27, 2018

The inhabitants of Fortress Mamea have at least two pairs of farm boots each: one for the front door, the other for the back door. Surrounded as we are by muck and mud paddocks and woodland, it’s much more efficient — especially when it̵...

Kunekune

on Jan 16, 2018

Fortress Mamea has around three acres of paddocks. Three acres is a lot of ground area. Despite the best efforts of the cavalry element and a small flock of sheep*, the paddocks were getting overgrown with grass and weeds. The current lot of four-leg...

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...