Elise McCredie on the privilege and quandary of screenwriting

Elise McCredie on the privilege and quandary of screenwriting
Elise McCredie on the ‘Stateless’ set (Photo credit: Kirsty Stark).

Elise McCredie believes that as screenwriters typically work in isolation at home and many have projects in development, the cohort to which she belongs is best placed to ride out the Covid-19 crisis.

However that doesn’t ease the pain for the co-creator of Stateless, Jack Irish and Sunshine and co-writer of Ride Like a Girl.

“For me personally the lockdown is like having my arms, legs and heart wrenched in different directions and it hurts,” Elise tells If.

“Carving that precious space to write has become exponentially harder with the combination of home schooling kids, looking after fragile ageing parents and a compulsive obsession to check The Guardian’s news site every ten minutes. My life feels like Years and Years meets Catastrophe meets Contagion.

“I only finished the Stateless mix in mid-January and was looking forward to both
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