Stand Out

My screenplay, has been re-optioned by producer Pat Patterson. Pat first optioned the script in August 2014 and since that time, she has held a reading in New York and has received tons of feedback on the script.  I have done a re-write and Pat has been moving forward with more re-writes and financing of […]

Finalist…now wait

You never know what can happen if you commit to a passion and you walk through/endure all the highs and lows that it entails. Belief and hope are powerful tools to keep you on a narrow path that often feels lonely and filled with doubt. It’s important along the way to have encouraging people around […]

The Road Ahead

Several people who have watched my seasonal plays, came up to me after my most recent Christmas production – and said: “That was the best one you’ve done”. To which I responded with: “The best is yet to come”.  This motivates me to work harder and get better. No matter what you do or who […]

The Journey, Not the Destination

Below, I stand with the cast of in the curtain call of our closing performance on Sunday night. I began  in June where I auditioned actors and for the month of July and August I wrote the script. It has been a 5-month journey. I’m sure many of you have heard it said that it […]

Encouraged

Trailer to , on stage Dec 12 & 13… We are a week and a half away before is presented to the public. This past week I’ve heard all the music that will be part of the production. I’ve been on our set and have continued to work closely with the actors. The lights and […]

Better Than Yesterday

Cast of  THE RIPPLE EFFECT BACK ROW: Charnelle Magumbe, Lavern Gravis, Scott MacKinnon MIDDLE ROW: Serina Azevedo, Ruth Roblin, Christine Laskowski, Jan Pedder FRONT ROW: Rachel MacMillan, Tracee Noelle, Gavin Pedder, Ryan MacKinnon Meet the cast of . I’ve been working with this group since mid-September. There are always challenges when working with a large […]

In the Works

I’m in the middle of two projects right now. Since mid September, I’ve been rehearsing a play I wrote this past summer called . The play deals with the theme of how our words and actions can have a profound impact on others. I’ve been working with 11 volunteer actors and we are just at […]

Run the Race

“You know you will win before you even start.” The above quote is from four-time Olympic medalist, swimmer Kieren Perkins. It’s a quote that can apply to how each of us can live our lives. Are you living your life with a passionate zeal, or are you going from day to day hoping things will […]

The Ripple Effect

Skye Sutherland stands alone on a bridge and looks out as she contemplates her life on Christmas morning. When a Stranger approaches her and begins a conversation, Skye is at first annoyed.   However, the longer the Stranger stays, the more Skye opens up to him about why she is troubled. As her story unfolds, we […]

Patience…Perseverance…

…Two words I’m constantly battling. They work off of each other. I would say they’re friends. And to make them enemies would be a mistake. I need patience to continue to work on the craft of writing because I am not the writer I know I can be. And I need perseverance to not get […]

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