The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
I am an Australian developer.
I work in script development across theatre, film and television as
a dramaturg, script editor and development executive.
I’ve worked in a lot of places with a lot of creatives and developed
over 50 professionally produced live performance and theatre works,
over 50 hours of first run adult TV drama, script edited a number of
films and advised on many more.
I swing between being a freelancer available for project work to
holding company and organisational positions.
Places that I have held positions include: LaBoite Theatre (Dramaturg
in Residence), Playlab (Executive Director), Playbox (Literary Manager),
Queensland Theatre Company (Resident Dramaturg), ABC TV Drama and
Narrative Comedy (Editorial Manager), Film Victoria (Script Manager),
Development Executive (Robyn Kershaw Productions), Vineyard Theatre
(Literary Fellow), Queensland Performing Arts Trust (Curatorial Advisor),
Madman Production Company (Development), Sources 2 (Advisor),
and most recently, Screen Australia (Development Executive).
We tell ourselves stories in order to live.
Joan Didion, The White Album
I work with writers, makers and producers at all stages of their
career to find the best form and expression of the story they want
to tell. I’m most heartened working with creatives who I sense
have a distinct DNA, an eye for the ride they want to take their
audience on, tales that
are emotionally resonant, and that give voice to those things
we all know but have not quite been expressed in this particular
way. I hold no dogma and create bespoke processes with each
individual or team I work with.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Script or treatment reports, either a simple 3-5 page
written report, or with an additional detailed discussion
I am also available for more comprehensive and lengthy processes,
taking a project from one iteration to the next, whether that be
concept development, full script editing services or creative
Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.
Jorge Luis Borges