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Abbott Elementary 😍 + Chat w/ Diane De La Haye, ‘Fab 4’ screenwriter

Hey Friends,

I’ve been watching so much TV that my eyes are bleeding. Have you seen any of these shows? If yes, tell me how much you love them (@OniciaMuller).

  • Abbott Elementary (ABC)
  • Grand Crew (ABC)
  • Ghosts (CBS)
  • Dietland (AMC / Hulu)
  • Inventing Anna (Netflix)
  • Ready for Love (OWN)
  • Love is Blind (Netflix)
  • Power: Force (Starz)

And if you know me in real life, text me so we can coordinate our viewing schedule <3.

I won the dumbest lawsuit ever —Just Being Funny

I was checking my spam folder, hoping for the real Bill Gates™ to confirm that he was sending me money when I noticed an email from a law firm about a data breach at Zappos. KEEP READING

Interview with Caribbean Screenwriter Diane De La Haye

Diane and I discuss the writing and producing process. We also watch the amazing trailer for Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat. MORE DETAILS

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Interview with Caribbean Screenwriter Diane De La Haye

Caribbean filmmakers, Diane De La Haye and Peter Sagnia created a comedy film titled Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat. To celebrate the project–which had a screening at Caribbean Cinemas on St. Maarten, I spoke with Diane. So, if you’re a screenwriter or interested in Caribbean films, click the YouTube video below. Diane and I discuss the writing and producing process. We also watch the amazing trailer for Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat.

About Caribbean screenwriter, Diane De La Haye

Diane De La Haye is a Jamaican-Canadian screenwriter and story editor. She studied scriptwriting at Vancouver Film School. Diane is a Partner and Instructor at Media Business Institute and MBI Productions in Toronto where she’s worked on film projects such as Shalom Jamaica, Of Cod and Rum, and Rasta: a Soul’s Journey.

https://www.twitter.com/dianedelahaye
https://www.mediabusinessinstitute.com/mbi-productions
delahaye[at]mediabusinessinstitute[dot]com

Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat

Faced with a myriad of issues as they approach 40, a group of loud, feisty Caribbean friends travel to Nepal for a Silent Retreat.

‘Fab 4’ was written by Diane de la Haye and directed by Peter Sagnia. The super funny comedic short film was shot on St Maarten and stars Rita Gumbs, Shama Flurton, Clarisse Glasgow and Kedisha Vidal.

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NEW Scams, Swindles, and Schemes + ‘Fab 4’ movie premier—Onicia Update

Hey Friends,

Another week, another scam.
NEW Scams, Swindles, and Schemes

I got an ad for Suvie, a countertop kitchen robot. It’s a 2 – part system. The Veggie and meat maker is $399 and the pasta/coffee maker is $399. BIG BOOTY BUTTCHEEKS–there’s a catch– you can only get that price if you buy into the meal subscription service. FULL EPISODE

Or share this Suvie ‘first impressions’ clip.

Last day to support Podca$h

Devin and I applied for a grant(?) from Podca$h. Help increase our chances by sending Podca$h a ‘love letter’ about #Scamsss. Deadline March 4. Don’t know what to say? Copy this handy message:

“Hey Podca$h, I need my weekly dose of #Scamsss. Give Devin and Onicia some money…and maybe also your social security number.”

https://www.podcash.com/love-letters/p2D36

Funny Forward: Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat

Faced with a myriad of issues as they approach 40, a group of loud, feisty Caribbean friends travel to Nepal for a Silent Retreat. MORE DETAILS

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‘Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat’ movie premier

Hey Friends,

How you been? Today I’m celebrating my nephew’s birthday. He’s so tall and beautiful and smart!

Speaking of things to celebrate. Congratulations to Diane de la Haye and Peter Sagnia on the premiere of their film Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat. They will be holding a screening on March 8 at Caribbean Cinemas on St. Maarten.

Diane and Peter are collaborators on The Wonderful Counsellor. Fab 4 was written by Diane and directed by Peter. The super funny comedic short film was shot on St Maarten and stars Rita Gumbs, Shama Flurton, Clarisse Glasgow and Kedisha Vidal.

Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat

Faced with a myriad of issues as they approach 40, a group of loud, feisty Caribbean friends travel to Nepal for a Silent Retreat.

Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat is loosely based on a group of actual friends from Jamaica, all born in December, who meet up somewhere in the world to celebrate milestone birthdays and experience a memorable adventure.

I’m grateful to have met Peter through Onicia, thrilled at his brilliant execution of the project and touched by how well the talented actresses in St. Maarten brought my words to life.” — Diane de la Haye.

Diane de la Haye - Jamaican screenwriter
Diane de la Haye, Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat sreenwriter


A sketchy dinner date with a broke sugar daddy—Just Being Funny

Whoring ain’t easy. Mess around with the wrong stranger, and we’d end up like that girl in Taken. And ain’t nobody looking for two broke black girls who were last seen in a hostel. KEEP READING

Big Man Dan: Heartbreak Happens

TBT to Kafi Kareem’s (@KafiKareem) super hilarious animated web series Big Man Dan.

In May 2018, reports of a shootout between two police officers shocked the nation of Trinidad & Tobago. In “Heartbreak Happens,” Dan of Story Play TV’s Big Man Dan re-imagines how he would have handled the heartbreak that led two officers to open fire on each other.
Heartbreak Happens – #BigManTing PSA 1

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