Mother’s Day

ACT I SCENE I INT. KRIT’S APARTMENT.  MOTHER’S DAY 2017. Krit, early 30s [but the curls is popping so he looks early 20s OOP] sits on his bed in his one bedroom apartment, handwriting the last of three letters. He signs off the final letter and folds it up into thirds before placing them all […]

Fia Palagis

It’s Vaiaso O Le Gagana Samoa / Samoan Language Week! A time to raise awareness of the importance of our mother tongue along with every other language of Te Moana Nui a Kiwa. What usually happens around now is my timeline is inundated with messages of celebration! There’s also another strong narrative that emerges.  It […]

The Untold

Tagged as “The Untold Story of Tupac Shakur”… …but there was nothing “untold” about it. It felt like the writers went through the 2Pac Wikipedia entry and focused on the same RETOLD shit everybody’s seen over and over again – the East Coast/West Coast beef, the jail sentence, the shootings. Untold my ASS. No. This […]

Reinvention

The other day in class, I was acting out a scene with a young girl where I had to verbally abuse the shit out of her. I had fun with it and felt confident I had done a decent job of cutting loose. When it came time for feedback, the teacher was pretty positive but […]

Misclassification

Labels!  Created by white people to describe The Other since forever.  That sense of entitlement, to be able to call people whatever they want, is so heavily engrained, it’s genetic.  From some idiot calling me a mulatto to having an acting teacher throw around ‘retard’, drop the N bomb quite comfortably and joke about a […]

Irony

What a crazy couple of weeks! Just when I thought I was easing into this big therapeutic stretch, shit went into over drive. Between moving in, filming, taking on extra classes, editing, WrestleMania and then the stir my last entry ‘Healing‘ incited, I’ve shifted back into 10th gear. Now let’s talk about this Jagged Lil Pill […]

Healing

Sitting in a boardroom of 10 people, as the only non-white Australian, discussing how to promote a new documentary on white privilege… Krit: I’ve got a few ideas! I’ve thought about these short skits we could do that aren’t too confrontational – keep it light and humorous but give a brief glimpse into how white […]