Indelible Freckles

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Blog Tags:screenwriting, film, television, theatre, d f mamea, writing
Country:New Zealand

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

Latest Blog Posts

Phone a Friend

on Nov 26, 2018 in: Theatre

I was deep in a script and I needed some kind of transition scene. Call me delusional but I finished my writing day feeling like a boss, and I’m going to hold on to that.


on Oct 13, 2018

I have a number of reputations to uphold, among them a prodigious appetite for saturated fats. Cheesecake and doughnuts have been a staple for a large part of my life, and I can only presume that obesity and diabetes have been kept at bay only by the...


on Aug 11, 2018

As the posts around here have gotten less frequent and more intermittent, the writing process proper has certainly ramped up. It’s partly the impending end-of-year and its attendant deadlines (we’re in the third quarter of 2018 already, o...

Silk Anniversary

on Jun 30, 2018

Twelve years, hoo-rah. Time for a cream choc donut or two to celebrate.

KINGSWOOD: postponed

on Jun 28, 2018 in: Theatre

I’m of two minds when it comes to this blog and publicity. Is this a good-news-only blog where I celebrate the joy and wonders of writing and production? Or is this a all’s-fair-in-love-and-war blog where, in addition to the celebrating...

Home Alone

on Jun 19, 2018

I suppose it’s an annual pilgrimage: as Matariki descends upon this lush nation, I take myself to my hometoon of Wellington for a bit of colour and culture. The Lovely Wife didn’t accompany me this year as our schedules didn’t work...

FLASHBACK: Roughing It

on Jun 10, 2018

From November 2007 (lightly edited): Let’s say I have to write a scene with corporate suits speaking corporate-speak. I want it to be fluid – a language that’s appropriate to the characters but still accessible to the audience. Min...