Shakirah M. Bourne
SHAKIRAH M. BOURNE
Back “I create most of my stories while sitting on the beach with my laptop – nothing can cure writer’s block like the splash of waves. When I’m not crafting characters, I write articles for magazines, copy for websites, commercials and educational scripts for local, regional and international organisations.
I explore various topics; lifestyle, travel, and the creative industries, but I have a passion for Caribbean folklore, unsolved mysteries and true crime. You know that crazy person who visits haunted graveyards after midnight? Investigates ghost stories? Has a bookshelf full of serial killer autobiographies? Well that’s me. ☺
You can browse my portfolio for a list of publications, awards, interviews and samples of work. If I still have your attention, you can check out my resume onLinkedIn for project management experience, as well as my qualifications. I always tell my students that I spent a long time in school, but it was well worth it.
In 2009, I founded a freelance writing company called getWrite! (yes, copyrighted with the exclamation mark), and also made it into a place where struggling writers can find writing opportunities, helpful articles and advice. I’ve been told that the space has been inspirational, entertaining and informative, so as the Scots would say, have a wee wander over to the site.
In 2013, I had decided to focus on getting my scripts from the page to the screen. My first feature film, PAYDAY, was released Summer 2013 and went on to win Best Film (I won Best Script!) at the Barbados Visual Media Awards. My second film, Two Smart, starring Soca Queen Alison Hinds, was released in June 2014. The sequel toPAYDAY, Next PAYDAY was released in April 2015. To find out more about them, check out the page on Facebook.” (shakirahbourne.com)
Payday 2 (2015)