• Little Diva Rising

    Making a Family

    Only one day of filming this weekend, as I was at the Words in Winter Writers Festival in Daylesford on Sunday conducting a workshop on character. On Saturday, we filmed a number of the scenes between the two central characters, Vic (Cam Faull) and Maria (Maria Tevelis). I’ll start with Maria, who’s also a producer on Little Diva Rising, and a lot of the driving force behind the production. When Tony asked me to write him a feature screenplay some years ago, he asked me to write parts for actor-friends. This is who Tony is – he is always looking…

  • Little Diva Rising

    Old Friends and New

    I wrote last week that I would also talk about the crew behind Little Diva Rising, so I’ll start with the person who kicked everything off: Tony Nicholas. In 1977, my family moved into a new house – only four…

  • Little Diva Rising

    The First Day of Shooting

    Last Saturday, shooting began on Little Diva Rising. Over the coming weeks, I’m going to talk about the project, the cast, and the crew, and chronicle how it’s all going. So I’ll begin with … me. Most of my bio…