A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

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

Writers: Are we our own worst enemies?


As you may or may not have noticed, my third feature, We Still Kill The Old Way, was released over Christmas. For reasons I won’t go into here, I haven’t … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 8 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

So someone wants to option your script…


As those who follow me on twitter may have noticed, following a meeting last week I had an option taken on a new script. This is obviously a very good … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

A writers life. The agony of waiting.


Those who know me will be well aware that I am by nature, lazy. To me, all work is hard work and any effort, an effort. As a consequence, when … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

From novel to screen – The joy of adaptation.


With Top Dog heading for release on Monday, the PR machine has been running at full speed and one question which has repeatedly cropped up is how I found the process … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top Dog – movie trailer released.


Just a very brief note to say that the trailer for Top Dog has finally been released and you can view it right here! The movie will his the screens at … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment