On the Couch with Erin Good

Erin Good AAR On the CouchWho is Erin Good?
A hardworking writer, director and romantic at heart who’s favourite zoning out activity is drawing or painting with a drink in hand.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Social worker. According to a cheap psychic on Venice Beach.

Who inspires you and why?
My mum. I’m constantly in awe of her. I’m inspired by how she never stops listening, learning and growing. I’d say that’s one of the best qualities a person can have. My mum and I are very similar, but she is a much more generous and chilled person than I am and I really look up to her for those qualities. Also my mum has taught me all the important things in life, like putting yourself in other people’s shoes. I’m proud of my empathy and I get that from my mum.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I continuously try to be better as an individual – better to the environment, donate to causes when I have the money, call something out when it’s wrong. I feel really strongly about the idea that the standard you walk past is the standard you accept. But if we’re talking fantasies here, I would make it compulsory for all schools to teach empathy and understanding privilege.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I love Eastern Europe. I’d say Sarajevo is one of my favorite cities.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I would ask my friends who are always doing activities about where to take these out of town friends. I’m so bad at doing life activities. When I have free time I wander around in circles wondering what the hell to do with myself.

What are you currently reading?
The last book I read was The Natural Way of Things, which I loved.

What are you currently listening to?
My friend’s new music – Australian artist, LUX NRM.

Happiness is?
The perfect balance between working towards goals and living in the moment. If anyone knows how to do that let me know.

What does the future hold for you?
Hopefully shooting in the near future. I’m craving being on shoot! I would love to get television directing work. Apart from that I want to get all my projects off the ground. I have a TV series Squatters; a feature film Please Help; and feature adaptation of my short film The Wonderful. I’d also like critical and commercial success for all of said projects. I don’t ask for much.

Erin is the creator and director of supernatural thriller series, Jade of Death – which is premiering at the Mardi Gras Film Festival on Friday 23 February 2018. For more information, visit: www.tix.queerscreen.org.au for details.

Image: Erin Good – photo by Kate