Dec 2014: "I Am Alison' in post-production
A new short film. Coming to screens in 2015. Watch the trailer here.
Nov 26, 2014: Lecture; 'National and Transnational Cinema: Screenwriting in Japan.'
Guest lecture at the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne, on the emergence of Japanese screenplays by non-Japanese, and the implications in terms of transnational
Nov 23-25, 2014: Screening and Paper at SIGHTLINES Festival, Melbourne
Summer 2014: Book chapter
Authored chapter in Screenwriters and Screenwriting: Putting Practice into Context, Craig Batty (ed). Click on photo for details.
Nov 2013: Attended Tokyo International Film Festival
Oct 25-27, 2013: Attended London Screenwriters' Festival
Sept 24, 2013: Lecture; 'Creative Writing for the Screen'
Guest lecture in China at Beijing Normal University on combining creativity with craft in screenwriting.
Nov - Dec 2012: Production staff role on Tenshin / 「天心」
Script advisor and English Dialogue coach on 'Tenshin', a biopic about Meiji-era scholar Kakuzo Okakura. Directed by Katsuya Matsumura, and starring Naoto Takenaka ("Shall We Dance?") and Shido Nakamura ("Letters from Iwo Jima").
Nov 2012: Presented at NonFiction Now Conference, Melbourne
Nov 21, 2012: Lecture; 'The Practice-based PhD: A Case Study'
Guest lecture to doctoral students on the methodology and practice of creating an artefact and exegesis for my PhD, given at RMIT, Melbourne.
Oct 2012: Presented at 5th Screenwriting Network Conference, Sydney
Oct 2012: Production begins on 'Dark River'
Dark River, my short film based on a true story, is a co-production with Nagoya's Namelss Media.
March 17-18, 2012: Attended Southern Script Festival, Bournemouth, UK
Feb 27, 2012: Lecture, 'Living with Uncle Taro: Writing for Japan'
Guest lecture on the MA Televison Fiction Writing course at Glasgow Caledonian University.