A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Category Archives: independent film

Why ‘write what you know’ is the best advice you’ll ever hear.


In terms of advice handed to potential scribes, be they of the book or screenplay variety, ’write what you know’ is fairly standard fare. Ironically, it’s a piece of guidance … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Appeal of Clarkson.


I’ve had a few people contact me this morning asking me to explain the appeal of Jeremy Clarkson. Now it is indeed true that Jezza is something of a Marmite … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 6 Comments

Actors: smart, mad or just plain stupid.


Last year, I wrote a blog about the issue of people expecting writers to work for free. The blog, entitled So you want to be a professional writer, attracted numerous … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Screenwriting: Is age discrimination an actual thing?


In my last blog (Why the film world doesn’t owe you a living) I made the point that as a 56 year old male, the chances of you ‘breaking through’ … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why the film world doesn’t owe you a living.


It is, as many people who work in film and TV will be acutely aware, award season. Or to put it another way, the time of the year when backs … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 17 Comments

5 reasons why I love writing for older actors.


I shall, from the outset, put my cards on the table and say that I am, at least numerically speaking, old. 

I don’t feel old mind, and I certainly don’t … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 4 Comments

My year in film: 2014.


I forgot to do this in my blog yesterday so, since I’ve no intention of doing anything today other than watching movies, I thought I’d do a quick resume of … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 2 Comments