Best-known as the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of District 9, Terri Tatchell is also joyfully and passionately engaged in writing children’s books and operating a whimsical tea shop.What’s the common link? Listen to find out.Visit Endangered and Misunderstood.About The Fearless Storyteller:Intro Song: “Unlimited Love” (instrumental version) by Ethan Freckleton & Lucas ClebschFollow along on Facebook with The Fearless Storyteller community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/380936465875726/Do you know somebody that’s struggling to find their fearless voice? As somebody who has overcome that after struggling for years to speak my needs and include my authentic voice in my stories, I have the tools and insights to help. For the right person, this struggle will have become an urgent problem. A little guidance to help learn some tools and build a support structure could change the course of a life.Wondering if you might be a fit to work with Ethan? Schedule a 10-15 minute chat to find out! https://calendly.com/ethanfreckleton/15min Or learn how he can help: https://www.ethanfreckleton.com/coaching/Are you finding this podcast to be a valuable resource? Learn how to support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ethanfreckleton
This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast: Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated for her screenwriting work on the feature film 'District 9', Terri Tatchell loves blending fantastical stories with social commentary. The 'Endangered and Misunderstood' series of children's picture books does just, taking an accessible approach to the serious subject of endangered animals, with an emphasis on laughter, adventure and everyday relatable themes.
On this week's Richard Crouse Show Podcast: Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated for her screenwriting work on the feature film 'District 9', Terri Tatchell loves blending fantastical stories with social commentary. The 'Endangered and Misunderstood' series of children's picture books does just, taking an accessible approach to the serious subject of endangered animals, with an emphasis on laughter, adventure and everyday relatable themes.
Terri Tatchell is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter known for "District 9" and "Chappie", and author of the wonderful children's books "Endangered and Misunderstood".Terri is married to director Neil Blomkamp.Meet: Terri Tatchell.
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What we cover: Reinvention. I have been calling myself a writer since I was 5 years old. I’ve had a fun and memorable career as an ad copywriter in agencies in Vancouver, as an editor, as a features writer for various magazines. I’ve written my one-woman show and am currently working on the sequel. I wrote my own comedy material in the days I did standup. But for me, the dream is to one day get that screenplay written – that’s the dream. I’ll be honest, though, for some reason, it’s scary to me. It’s a new format, and a new thing, and despite the fact that I’ve read countless books on screenwriting, and have taken half a dozen screenwriting courses, I continue to fall into the category – in this one area of my life – where I talk the talk, but I don’t yet walk the walk. That is my thing – my block. What’s yours? What’s that one thing you want to rock on, but instead you continue to stand in your own way? Because that’s what it is – it’s just ourselves -- getting in the way. Terri Tatchell, of course is the Oscar-nominated writer of the 2009 blockbuster film District 9, which was directed by Neil Blomkamp, who also happens to be her main dude in life – her husband, in fact. So this is a woman knows a thing or two about filmmaking. I re-watched District 9 to prepare for our chat, and if you haven’t watched it lately – do so. I’m not sure how it’s possible, but its themes are somehow more relevant today. I actually felt sick to my stomach watching – themes of oppression, poverty, segregation. It’s all just a little too close to travel bans and walls and terror. However, this isn’t just a talk about writing, and it’s not just a talk about filmmaking, it’s a talk about reinventing -- because she wasn’t always a screenwriter. She wasn’t one of those 18 year olds, fresh out of high school who makes a bee-line to LA. She was on another track altogether. She was a corporate gal, when she made what was arguably a 180, even going to so far as to both metaphorically and literally purge her closet of 33 of her office suits… knowing that in her new life as a writer, she would no longer be needing them. She made a fresh start. She hit the reset button, which is actually something we can all do. It just takes guts. And commitment. It takes what she calls: Hand-cuffing herself to the process. The reason I started this series, is so that my two daughters, Majella and Burgess will have an inventory of inspiring conversations with paradigm-busters to draw upon for those times in their lives when they feel stuck. Each conversations give me the gift of at least one perspective shift – a new way of looking at the situation. And I want to thank Terri for reminding me that committing to a do-ever, throwing our proverbial hats in a whole new ring, is entirely our own choice. That we can get rid of our own version of our 33 suits – when we take the steps to make the decision to get to the heart of the answer to the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” MJDionne.com
Admire our restraint as we speak to Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell about Chappie and only bring up the new Alien movie twice! Applaud our ingenuity as we ask Julianne Moore whether she does her own running - it works in context, promise - and try to find her a football team to support! Also, listen to this podcast! Exclamation marks!