Writing! August 2023
Since finishing work on 'Black Cake' in February, I have taken the past 6 months to focus on research and writing a TV series that I have had burning in my mind for a few years now. I had notebooks full of thoughts, folders of research and many sleepless nights thinking about the stories I am weaving into the series, so I decided to take the plunge and give it a go!
I never thought writing would be easy, but it goes at such a fluctuating rhythm, it is quite a change from my usual work! I am not making a career change, I still LOVE the work of world building and storytelling that costume design contributes to, but I am enjoying the challenge of trying to build my thoughts into a coherent TV series.
I recently had notes back on Episodes 1 and 2 (of 8) from the script editor and it's a big learning curve. I won't call myself a writer yet, but I am charged, getting this on paper. After trying my hand at Producing, this is a new avenue of learning and expression that's proving very rewarding to do.
The artwork shown here is the first image I'll share relating to the show. Does it make you feel slightly ill at ease? A little uncomfortable?
The show is years off if ever it gets there, but I have faith in it, the show has some unique aspects to it that are also very personal to me, it tells the stories of a number of women from different places and cultures spread over the past few hundred years... they all have a common thread linking them. I'll keep the rest under my hat for now.
Hopefully I can update you with some exciting news about it in the future!