Thank you for visiting my page, it's all a bit 'me, me, me' but then, it's a bio page so It's to be expected really.
I’m a screenwriter, producer and MD of Moosecat Creative Ltd which is a creative facilitation production and competition events company. I’m also a co-director producer of a cooperative called AMP which is run by and supports its collaborative members.
Being a writer wasn't my original career choice, I worked in a multitude of roles for decades before realising that I wanted to pursue my childhood love of words.
After the success of my first book and competition project, I chose to return to education and enrolled at University. I have Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, and it's been a huge relief to find out about the immense amount of support available to people with these differences now. I've actively worked, with my youngest daughter (a fellow Dyspraxic) to raise awareness for the Dyspraxia Foundation UK.
During my time at University, I received a Cancer diagnosis. The support offered by people has been illuminating, and the journey has been transformative. It's certainly given me a greater understanding for future writing projects.
Scripts commissions have included two for HHTV Film in California.
I've had two of my stageplays performed publically now, The Destruction of the Frigate Brunhilde and The Lawn Needs Cutting, both plays are monologue pieces about mental health, one of them is about suicide. The Lawn Needs Cutting has been performed a few times by different theatre companies.
My first name is Michele Lammas, I write professionally as Emma Austin-Jones which is an amalgamation of family names.
Self-published illustrated book for children: The Lilac Story this was a TEAJA book, for charity.
One published collection of poetry: The Poetical Works of Emma Austin-Jones
One 110 minute film for the American production company HHTV Film, as the senior writer for SXSW Fashion.
Film scripts optioned by Sonder Pictures UK include:
Bread and Jam (pilot) plus six 30-minute episodes.
Books in progress:
Rosie and the Tishan, a book for TEAJA.
Hebentref, novel and adaptation for a feature film script.
Books, Film, Poetry, Radio, Scripted reality, Short story
The Girls on Platform 2
Sample from The Lilac Story, illustrated by Danny Phillips.
Lacsickle-dapsickle-mocksickle-dopsickle-toetickle-tummygiggle-fluff. There was never enough room on things for a name like that and everyone decided that it was easier to say, Lac.
Sample from Hebentref:
[...] He laughed and it made him cough, then he drew up a ball of thick phlegm and spat it down into the face of the young girl below us [...]
Extract from SXSW film unavailable due to contract terms and restrictions.
Extract from Rosie and the Tishan:
[...] Florian grabbed his handkerchief and ran into the wall. Standing up and shaking himself, he pushed his helmet back, then walked out of the Guard House into the sunny courtyard. He could see Tarquin bounding along the top of the courtyard wall toward the gatehouse and hear Cleo blowing her trumpet. Florian had wanted to be the trumpet blower, but he didn’t own one, and Cleo said that the best guards always blew their own trumpets. [...]
Extracts are unavailable for scripts commissioned by Sonder Pictures UK due to contract terms.