September 23, 2019

Gorbachev: The Last Great Leader of the Human Race

August 31, 2019

Goodbye England, I Wish I’d Known You

July 8, 2019

Screenplay—Someone New (Sample)

Sample from rom-com screenplay ©Shane Filer. 2018
August 20, 2018

Why Wife Rhymes With Life

August 1, 2018

Dancer in the Dark(ness)

Within the world of pop/rock music, there have been only three* completely original (that is, mental) dancers. One is Samuel T. Herring of Baltimore’s Future Islands. […]
July 22, 2018

The Pop Culture Power of Paisley

Paisley is the pattern of counter-culture. It is the love-peace motif of the Beatles, the pop culture kitsch of Grant Morrison’s “Zenith,” and the name of […]
June 7, 2017

Mouth Watering Alcoholic Drinks (To Make In Your Mouth)

Drinking in public. It varies from stupefied alcoholics, to lads enjoying a beer in the summer-sun, to this guy walking towards me. Between Potsdamer Platz and […]
February 4, 2016

Thoughts of Berlin

There are some cities to become lost in, others where perhaps you can find yourself in. To me this place has always been Berlin. It’s a […]
June 11, 2015

(Not exactly) the Land that Vegetables Forgot

Or 5 restaurants to get super vegetarian food in Brno Maso is one of the first Czech words I learned. Followed closely by kuře, hovězí, jehněčí […]
January 18, 2015

EXIT (Sample)

1 .   G i r l   T a l k   “Did you know I spent the whole of my fifteenth year in my room?” I […]
March 6, 2014

‘exit’ Book Trailer

The Book Trailer for ‘exit’ written & directed by Shane Filer and staring Nicole Broome, Melanie Vandervelde, Megan Anita & Paul Trlin.
December 17, 2013

An interview with Shane Filer, Author of the novel ‘exit’

November 19, 2012

The Beauty of Words

“The eyebrow pencil was no mere charcoal emphasis on blond eyebrows, but a design necessary to balance a chaotic asymmetry. Make up and powder were not […]
September 15, 2012

Can You Be A Writer If You Don’t Read?

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”  – Stephen King  Sitting in a […]
September 3, 2012

The Ian Curtis Wall

The sound of an old elevator, doors closing and the eerie whirl of pulleys as it descends into darkness. This is the cold opening to ‘Insight‘ […]
August 30, 2012

Why I’d Like to Write a Comic Book

“There are people. There are stories. The people think they shape the stories, but the reverse if often closer to the truth. Stories shape the world. […]
August 13, 2012

A Life of Writing and Drinking

Ernest Hemmingway was an alcoholic. F. Scott Fitzgerald was an alcoholic. Dorothy Parker was an alcoholic. Notice a trend here? According to research 71% of famous […]
August 5, 2012

Shayde Lives!

His eyes are golden saucers, one-way mirrors that stare at me through time. That is of course when he’s not sleeping. Which if you’re a 17 […]
July 1, 2012

Lost Books

What did J.D. Salinger leave behind in his safe when he died recently? Mere notes or scribbling or did he continue writing after 1965 and finish, […]
June 30, 2012

The Moment You Become a Writer

Someone recently asked me when I knew I was a writer, and I wasn’t sure what to say. I wasn’t sure for a while if I […]