Eleven Years

Last Sunday was the eleventh anniversary of this website. I kid you not:  unless my maths is awry, we opened in 2006, our first anniversary would’ve been 2007, which means 2017 makes this site eleven. Years. Old. I’ve a few productions under my writing belt, I’ve been published, and now I’m also writing for theatre. …

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Home Again

The Lovely Wife and I have just returned from a few days south where we — saw a couple of great shows (one of which must, must, tour), I  — cue name-dropping! — schemed with Benedict Reid (yes, that Mr Reid) and Simon Boyes, soon after which we three mouseketeers pitched a show to the Circa Theatre …

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Melbourne

Melbourne was fun. Hard to believe it was only a month ago that the Lovely Wife and I were across the ditch. She had Her stuff. I had mine. Yeah, it’s been almost a decade since my last budget-blitzing-blast at Forges, so it was naïve of me to think it’d still be there, the passage …

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E Day Plus 5

From the correspondence of D F Mamea, Esquire, newly of Northland. Dearest Lovely Wife Dave the Chimney Sweep arrived and went to put a temporary fix on the burner when he straightened and looked at me: Sorry, mate, he said, but it’s so buggered it’s unsafe to use. He has thus uplifted the wood burner and most …

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E Day Plus 4

From the correspondence of D F Mamea, Esquire, newly of Northland. Dearest Lovely Wife The Dog and The Puppy didn’t finish their dinner from last night so I only topped up their bowls for breakfast. I’m a little worried about their lack of appetite but they were still reasonably active. The Boy took them for a walk …

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E Day Plus 3

From the correspondence of D F Mamea, Esquire, newly of Northland. Dearest Lovely Wife I thought a situational report (henceforth sitrep) would be helpful, informative, and an aid to my ailing moment-to-moment memory. The alarm went off at 0555 and I immediately turned it off. I had purposely set it for 0555 the night before, …

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About

Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, David Fa’auliuli Mamea worked for The Man for too long before throwing it all in and doing the South Seas Film & Television production course. Despite a high proficiency with VCRs and computers, these skills meant nothing when it came to operating a camera or driving an edit …

Point & Click

Is it the season or am I just being mean? Screen Junkies has an excellent selection of kids’ letters to Michael Bay, my favourite being:  07SEP12 UPDATE: Unfortunately the Screen Junkies image/link thingie no longer works. If memory serves, it was a child’s hand-drawn picture requesting Mr Bay explode his – the child’s – father. …

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