My name is Samuel Elliot Snowden and to many I am also known as Scoobs, a teen nickname gifted to me by my dear partner in crime Veronica (Dubs) that has lingered throughout my life since age 14. Surprisingly Scoobs is a moniker that has aged as good as wine and its a name that people seem to remember at a party and long post a persons first social encounter with me too.
I’m a stern believer in the notion that our fuck ups define us more than our good deeds and I aspire to reflect this thematic in all works that I create for the the screen and stage. I also believe that courage can always be found in a Santigold lyric and reflection in an Aimee Mann verse.
Things that I enjoy include twerking, writing naked, dancing alone on a dance floor, dining with friends, researching new places to explore and experiencing these new sensations with those that I love, art-house cinema, theatre, contemporary art, gigs, reading books with my nephew, quiz nights, swimming, red wine, long island ice-teas, strong coffee and vodka.
I’m all to aware that as a writer and a creative, the best thing you can do to sustain your craft, nurture your words and ensure you keep writing is just to write everyday for the sake of writing. So that in those moments when you do sit down to work on a project, your fingertips are already toasty enough to wax lyrical and crank out a few moonwalks on Microsoft Word.
For many years now I’ve contemplated creating a blog and now at 28 I’ve finally launched one.
Writing is nothing if not shared with friends or an audience of one, so please feel free to comment throughout this blog, offer constructive criticism and have a chuckle over your brunch as you peruse my written prose from wherever in the globe you may be greeting daylight.
A few other facts you should know before deciding whether I’m worthy of sex and breakfast are…
Failure but isn’t everyone and chickens. I grew up on a rural lifestyle block and I’ve faced cows, bull’s and even lions face to face, but chickens they could peck your face off.
If you were madly in love and won an unlimited amount of money to take your heartthrob on the ultimate date, what 10 destinations would this date feature?
- We would share mushrooms, goat’s feta and triple shot skinny lattes on Williamstown beach looking out at the Melbourne cityscape.
- We would then explore The Palais de Tokyo in France and intoxicate our gazes with every exhibition within its walls.
- This would be followed by a trek through Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, where we would bathe beneath waterfalls and explore the lakes of my heritage.
- A late brunch would be devoured at California Breakfast Slam in Berlin, followed by a post eats peruse of Zozoville gallery.
- Destination number five would involve getting sprayed by the Niagara Falls in Toronto Canada.
- Post this we’d go indulge in some afternoon grooves and caipirinha’s at the Skye Bar on the rooftop above the Unique Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where we would appreciate the views from this contemporary architectural gem.
- The remainder of the sun hours would be spent in Brooklyn, New York indulging in eats and drinks at The Islands, exploring BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and fleecing the vintage racks of Beacon’s Closet in Williamsburg. Before grabbing a quick cocktail and Brooklyn groove on the rooftop of Juliette.
- We’d then try and get into the HBO studios in the Avenue of the Americas and post getting escorted off the studio lot in New York, we would follow an intern to a lower east side rooftop where we’d see an artist like Solange, Grizzly Bear or Aimee Mann perform a private set.
- We wouldn’t have time for dinner so we’d grab some quick eats somewhere in the Meatpacking District in New York , before exploring the rooftops of Berry Park, Bookmarks Lounge, Nights of Joy and sharing an end of night kiss on the Empire Hotel Rooftop.
- As for sunrise we’d welcome it hours later beneath the rimu trunks of Ararimu, New Zealand, looking out at Somewhere Only We Know, my parents little piece of rural paradise, as we munched on freshly grown plums and apples in the warmth of their orchard.
Who do you admire or name 10 muses that you have?
- Alan Ball who wrote and created Six Feet Under, American Beauty and True Blood.
- Darren Aronofsky the writer and director of Requiem for A Dream, Black Swan and The Wrestler.
- My Mum she’s a tower of strength to everyone in her life, my best friend and the woman who has made me who I am today.
- John Edwards an Australian legend who has helped pen such narratives as The Secret Life of Us, Love My Way and Offspring.
- Kelly Cutrone owner of the Peoples Revolution, PR legend and author of If You Have to Cry, Go Outside and Normal Gets You Nowhere.
- Sophia Coppola the screenwriter and director of such works as Lost In Translation, The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette and Somewhere.
- Alejandro González Iñárritu the king of multi-strand narrative and creator of 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful.
- Brett Easton Ellis author of such notable books as The Rules of Attraction, Less Than Zero, American Pyscho and Glamorama.
- Michelle Williams effortlessly radiant and my teen dream since 1999, she shines in every role.
- Derek Cianfrance writer and director of Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines.