Libby Butler (Neighbours and Erinsbrough High) and newcomer lewis Mulholland chat about their web series "Loving Captivity", which they wrote, funded and produced whilst living through the Melbourne lockdowns. 

We chat about their writing process, how rom-coms influenced them and how they're doing during the second Melbourne lockdown.

You can watch the series for free via Youtube...

or Facebook...


Direct download: 75_Lewis__Libby_Complete.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:00am AEST

Caden is an early-career Indigenous screenwriter, director, and producer from Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia. He proudly got his start writing for The Epoch Times Australia during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. In his current lifetime his family is from the Bagarrmugu and Kuku Yalanji clans from Far North Queensland, with Scottish, French and Irish heritage as well.

In 2020, Caden produced, wrote, and directed a half-hour documentary in association with Australian public broadcaster NITV.

I bumped into Caden at Content London last year and was lucky to get to know this talented emerging screenwriter with an incredible story to tell.


Direct download: 74_Caden_Pearson_Complete.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:23am AEST

Roger Simpson is a giant of Australian drama and shouldn't need an introduction!  If you've watched Aussie drama, you've seen one of his shows.

In this ep he chats about the resurrection of a very popular series of tele films, that first from 1994 to 2002, Halifax FP.  Breaking with tradition though, Halifax is now an 8-part series.

Roger goes talks about the development of the series, his long and incredible career and imparts some TV wisdom.

Direct download: 73_Roger_Simpson_Complete.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:49pm AEST

As Commissioning Editor for Drama in England and Scotland, Elizabeth Kilgarriff commissioned projects like Bodyguard, Poldark and Luther to name just a few of her hits.  But now she's branched out and heads up her own production company, Firebird Pictures.

I spoke to her during Content London about why she left the BBC, her process in developing and staffing new shows, opportunities for Australian writers and much more.

Direct download: 71_Elizabeth_Kilgarriff_Complete.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:24pm AEST

This episode is another story of Aussie writer made good overseas.  


I first met Micharne whilst working on Celebrity Apprentice a few years ago and now she's on the writing staff of Law & Order: SVU, the longest running US live-action series on television.  How cool is that?!


We talk about how she made it on to the show, why we shouldn't be too anxious when work gets in the way of writing and we get to hear some great insights into the writers room of SVU.

Direct download: Micharne_Cloughley_Complete.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:00am AEST

This is the third in my series of interviews from the recent Content London Drama Summit.

Carly Heaton is Executive in charge of Drama Production at Australia's cable TV broadcaster, Foxtel.  In this quick episode, we talk about what sorts of shows Foxtel are looking for, the benefits of Content London and how to pitch to them, among a few more. 

Direct download: 70_Carly_Heaton_Complete.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:01pm AEST