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For all our fathers…

For all our fathers…

Assembly of Elephants just produced the AWGIE-nominated My Father’s Wars… as a digitally-captured full theatrical production. My Father’s Wars began life as research through a QANZAC100 Fellowship in 2015/16. It came to life as a limited podcast series – a vivid and compelling exploration of a young man’s journey to…

My Father’s Wars… for all our fathers.

My Father’s Wars… for all our fathers.

We have filmed the theatre show – thank god – and I wish we’d filmed the post-show conversation… We have filmed My Father’s Wars.  We’re not nearly finished – editing is underway by our terrific videographer – but we have the footage done. Thank. God. We digitally captured the theatre…

Another wartime story… different war… different research – same story

Another wartime story… different war… different research – same story

this is the verbatim story of a WW2 Commando (they hated being called that – they were the Independent Companies!) WARNING: This article and pages it links to, and contains, descriptions and images of war and violence. Noel Anthony Carey was interviewed by Kevin Dickson in 1995 at the Twin…

My Father’s Wars – a crazy night…

My Father’s Wars – a crazy night…

We had an extraordinary night on Friday past – the public showing of My Father’s Wars – the theatre production. An audience of students, teachers, stakeholders and friends.  The final stage of a journey through different mediums, different conceptions, responding to different audiences and levels of access. And creating different…

“History becomes, to put it simply, more democratic…” – a writer’s perspective

“History becomes, to put it simply, more democratic…” – a writer’s perspective

My Father’s War is based on a mixture of my personal memories of Dad and the personal stories and reports of young men who slogged through the mud and blood of Flanders.  So, I have been thinking about the value of first-hand accounts.  Given the vagaries, limits and intentional leanings…