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Brits in LA Weekly Newsletter - June 20th 2016


Meet Mark Rasmussen from Australia, who moved to LA 4 years ago to pursue his writing career.

Was there a particular reason you chose LA ? Yes. I felt I was getting stale and complacent in Sydney after two and a half years (originally from Melbourne) and was looking to shake things up a bit. I also could see the writing on the wall in Australia with a potential change of government looming, and had no desire to stay while a man I despised (Tony Abbott) rode to power. Arguably the most sexist, racist, homophobic I've known. So I found a visa that worked for me (i-visa) and sorted it all out myself. Was not only the cheapest but also the longest (5 years), outside a Greencard of course. Was happy to make the leap and dive into the mecca of scriptwriting.

What do you miss most from home? Funnily enough the thunder and lightning storms. It just never bloody rains here. And lightning, forget it! I also miss the cafe culture of Australia, as well as heading to a local footy match. GO CATS…