Saturday, September 13, 2014

Out of the Ashes

I'm not even going to go into my grand absence from here. There's been way too much water tsunami-d under the bridge for that.

However..not sure what happened this morning.

Maybe it was being back at the gym yesterday after injury has caused me not to be able to punch a bag and lift weights for a while...maybe quite a few months' worth of decent sleep have built up a reserve of energy...maybe having taken a b-i-g step back from everything in order to reassess my life and goals has helped? Who knows - but christ almighty - today I'm all-guns-a-blazing. And boy am I back!

First up is my very own first feature development - proper. No pretending here. The gloves are off (actually they're back on, but that's just being back at the gym) and this film will get made if it's the last thing I do. I don't particularly want to Produce it (I will keep my Producer cap on at jaunty angle until such a time as I can hand it over) but I will most definitely be writing/directing. I don't want to be concerned with finances, logistics and feeding a crew - I just want to purely focus on the story, performance, feel and look of what's on screen.

It's a story that wants to be told - it's quite personal to me and so I'm just working out the best way to tell it. It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea and will be quite shocking and very dark in parts but heck yeah: I'm all over it. On it, like a car bonnet. It's early days, and it may take a while as I have TV things to work on as well, but who knows, it could turnaround quicker than I imagine.

Here are a couple of little soothing, chilled NSFW videos to go in line with the concept. I'll try and pop back more regularly in the future.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013


It's been pretty quiet around Tenacious Towers recently as I've had my nose to the grindstone, face to the floor, with some big deadlines looming - but thought I'd drop by and share a little something.

I wasn't quite sure what that little something was to be but I have decided to share this, my mantra:

"Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting." ~ Goethe

and just for good measure:

"It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe." ~ Muhammad Ali
Don't ask me why. That is all. Until next time. :0)

Saturday, March 30, 2013


Below is one of the very few things that has made me cry with laughter this week. I hope it tickles you too.

Happy Easter, y'all.


Thursday, February 07, 2013

Your Life Is Now?

Pic stolen blatantly from - thank you, LorettaLikes - how I love your blog.

For all those out there who haven't read it - you must. Most people I know will find it really insightful, but especially so if you're female, are not 25, have kids AND wish to carry on working in TV/Film! Gosh - who would have thought? What a mad combo! Mad, I say..!

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Mi Vida Loca

Hello there

I think I can just about make you out in that dusty corner which was behind the Christmas tree.  Never mind, I'll get the vacuum out and then you'll be all sparkly and new again.

Anyway, here's to 2013. It couldn't be any weirder than 2012, could it?

Well, life's funny little seesaw really went to town on me last year: professionally - higher than mean average, personally - lower than sea level. In fact I nearly drowned in emotion, but hey - I'm still here.

So, 2013? The year that all changes. A big huge shift in everything. I have intentionally cut back on projects as I have come to realise there is only one me and I can't actually do everything at once - I certainly can't work with/for others on a promise of finance 'at some point'.  I do actually need to eat and The Kid needs shoes. More than anything, I know what I can do; I know my abilities and limits; I also know my worth.

The first time this "year-not-planned-out" struck me was when someone asked me what I was kicking the new year off with - I replied with a "Ummm, we'll see" and a shrug.  Shock, horror.  Was I 'just' becoming a Mummy?  Ummm, no - although that would be quite enough on its own. I am fortunate to have some amazing work stuff going on, however, I have made a lot of big adjustments but actually, they work and are pretty good, all the same. I have cut away a lot of the driftwood that has weighed me down or held me back over the years and now every move I make has to count personally and professionally. It's all for me and The Kid, and we're quite a team.

I was going to write a hugely long post about work/life balance, life losses through over-work, working 'clever' and how sometimes PEOPLE are more important, but you know what - that lovely guy, Philip Bloom, beat me to it.  When I first read his post I could have thought, "Oh bugger I was going to say lots of that..." but instead I smiled and said, "Cheers, Phil - I'm going to write a quick 2013 post, switch off and then play Lego with my little boy." Thanks, mate!

Happy New Year all.  Make this the beginning of your new era. I know I will.