Will have to look out for this one…

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A new poster has dropped for John V. Soto’s upcoming Australian Sci Fi drama, The Gateway.

Soto’s followup to his 2014 Perth-shot drama The Reckoning follows a particle physicist who is still grieving over the loss of her husband in a car crash. She uses a revolutionary machine to bring him back, with dire consequences for her family.

The Gateway stars Jacqueline Mckenzie, Myles Pollard, Hayley McElhinnery and Ben Mortley. The film is written by Soto and Michael White.

The Gateway is eyeing a 2017 release. You can follow the film on Facebook here

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Fresh off his BAFTA win for Best Adapted Screenplay, Oscar-nominated Davies spoke to Script Magazine, about bringing this unique story to life.  Read more.


#WAScreenwriter  #LukeDavies  #Movie:Lion #Adapting  #Screenwriting  #Oscars2017

A new (to me) delivery, CJ. Well done and may I wish you huge visual success.

Film Mafia / Movieland

Instead of a written assessment of this year’s nominations, check out my Oscar Preview and Predictions on SKIPI TV!


Your comments always welcome.

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Note: This is a guest post from Denaye Barahona of Simple Families.

As a child, I had the type of closet that you opened at your own risk. Because when you opened that door, only God knew what barrage of toys, clothes, and “stuff” would come barreling forth. I didn’t know it then, but as a kid–I needed minimalism.  Read Blog.

#DenayeBarahona  #SimpleFamilies  #KidsNeedMinimalism  #KidsToday

As a writer and establishing member of various community groups, I’ve been involved in the WA Writing community for nearly 30 years.

Our community is vibrant and developing constantly, in need of on-going support, particularly in the form of grants.

Reinstating funding to the vital WA Premier’s Book Awards, WritingWA and its affiliated groups, will ensure we continue to inspire and encourage more to share their words.

Please long into and sign the petition, because Writing Matters!


#WritingMatters  #WritingWA  #SupportWriting  #Arts&Writing


Have to agree with Louise – these words apply to all women.


Whereas we write and speak as members of a small minority of marginal voices, our journalistic and academic critics belong to a wealthy system of interlocking informational and academic resources with newspapers, television networks, journals of opinion, and institutes at its disposal. Most of them have now taken up a strident chorus of rightward-tending damnation, in which they separate what is non-white, non-Western, and non-Judeo-Christian from the acceptable and designated Western ethos, then herd it all together under various demeaning rubrics such as terrorist, marginal, second-rate, or unimportant. To attack what is contained in these categories is to defend the Western spirit.

Since Edward Said wrote these words in 1993, I can’t say much has changed. Recent events in Australia, as well as globally, in the past few weeks, have sent me scurrying to my boxes of books and tearing them open with the distress of one who usually retreats…

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Congratulations, Julia.

Julia Lawrinson

Last night Before You Forget was launched at The Literature Centre by Laurie Apps, President of the Fremantle Tennis Club and all round fabulous human being. The following are the notes for my speech, from which I deviated from time to time. It followed the first screening of the emotional and beautifully shot Before You Forget video, directed by Kori Reay-Mackey, to be posted in the near future. Thanks to all who came: we had 150 people sitting, standing, celebrating. It was quite a night!


Thank you to Lesley, Mailee and the Literature Centre team for hosting this event, and for being such supporters of those of us who create literature for young people. This place is our home and our refuge.

(Ad libbed thanks to Laurie Apps, director Kori Reay-Mackey, video donors, and Penguin Random House)

  • Alan Genoni was a brilliant English teacher at Kelmscott High School, encouraging…

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