Category Archives: writing

Being a Rookie TV Writer at 44

Here’s a twitter thread about what it’s been like becoming a television writer in my forties. It’s an emotional moment for other reasons and it makes me really feel the…

Ransom Season 3

This last year I’ve been working on the third season of the CBS / Global series RANSOM. This is the thread that I put up on twitter about the show…

Beneath Us

Happy to say that after a long hiatus from directing, the Ontario Arts Council has awarded me a grant to produce my next short film, about sisters trying to escape…

Fake Name Generator

When trying to get some words down it’s really easy to get stuck doing things that are not productive, like trying to imagine a name for a character. The truth…

IRL: In Real Life

One of my more recent jobs has been working on this short form series which will be on Bell Media Fibe One On Demand, created by Bobby Del Rio. It’s…

My Racist Neighbour and the Barbarian Invasion

This was a note I wrote on Facebook before the Canadian national election in 2015. I am personally relieved that I was wrong about how the anti-muslim rhetoric would give…

Surrounded by the Ocean immersion TTFF

I recently spent a week in Trinidad & Tobago at the film festival as part of their immersion program, designed to help develop new projects from Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora…

Screenwriters Panel at Reelworld

I’ll be speaking at the Reelworld Film Festival on a panel about screenwriting, put together by the WGC. The focus on the panel will be television writing, and working in…

Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program

I was recently accepted into this program, run by the Writer’s Guild of Canada. The program will be guided by mentors that will help me develop the script and bible…

NSI Online Debut of Useless Things

Useless Things makes its internet debut today after a successful festival run. The script, directed by Green Dragon’s Faisal Lutchmedial, won the Writer’s Guild of Canada English Prize at the…