Author Archives: Heather Hamel

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.

Mermaids and Unicorns

I can’t even begin to explain how much I have learned through the process of creating the proof of concept for Worlds Away. It seems each day I learn something new from the day before. Not only am I working … Continue reading

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Let the Magic Begin

As October wraps up and November is making a spectacular entrance, all of the filming for Worlds Away (short) is done – and the real magic, the editing, will begin today! Aside from my limited experience with putting together clips … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek of Swampy

Here’s the first glimpse of Swampy coming out of the woods for a nighttime drink! It hasn’t been edited at all yet – but I was too excited not to share!

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Day 1 Filming – complete!

I know more now than I did yesterday – with MUCH  help from my friends! I was blown away from the support – thank you! I felt pretty confident in my ability to gather snacks and drinks (both for kids … Continue reading

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Filming officially begins TOMORROW!

While shooting the short for Worlds Away officially starts tomorrow, we took advantage of the full moon last week to shoot our only night shot – complete with fairies and Swampy (look very closely). I know, she’s kinda hard to … Continue reading

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Lifelong learner

My senior year of high school, I had a teacher- Coach Bryant, who taught Government and Civics. Our first day of school, he told us that we needed to learn one thing every day…and if we didn’t learn that one … Continue reading

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Casting Call!

As I’m gearing up to create the proof of concept for Worlds Away, I thought once I had the kids cast, I was done…apparently I forgot about the evil fairy queen – Tatiana! If you know someone who would make … Continue reading

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Validation

The last few days have been an emotional roller coaster – which is saying something for a writer since everyday is an emotional roller coaster! I ran into a former student yesterday who was doing several amazing things with her … Continue reading

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Nemesis

It’s not what you think – or maybe it is…but a nemesis wasn’t what I thought it was! On this screenwriting journey that I have chosen to take – I learn something new almost everyday. This lesson started one week … Continue reading

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Legend of the Three

Legend of the Three (Fairy Lore) from Worlds Away In the Legend of the Three Human children they must be. First of blood, they must share, Single goal, they must care. Something broke shall be made whole, In order for … Continue reading

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