It’s been way too long since my last post. So I thought I’d write about a screenwriting habit I’ve recently adopted. Inspired by guru screenwriter, John August, I’ve been working at a standing desk in my day job over the last couple of months. Just a few cardboard boxes stacked on my regular desk. It’s been […]
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Fantastic news – The Hitman’s Cookbook, a screenplay I wrote with Gabe Dowrick, is a finalist in the prestigious US screenwriting competition, Script Pipeline. Just 20 of us remain standing from 3500 entries. Top 1%. Winners announced in August. Woohoo! Fingers crossed for the last round of judging. One of the previous winners, Killing Season, was recently made with Robert […]
More great screenwriting ‘do and don’ts’ from that crazy film reviewer. Part 1 of 9 You can watch the remaining gems here.
Robert McKee’s book, Story, is essential reading for aspiring screenwriters. You can also learn from the insightful and hilarious Mr Plinkett. Watch his 70 minute review of Stars Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace. Part 1 of 7 Watch the remaining six parts /Film. It’s fantastic!
I ride a bicycle (a push bike, not a Harley!) and catch public transport every day. In that time, I actively think about our characters and the plot. Three years ago I also discovered some fantastic podcasts to supplement my musings. These are my favourites. Most of them are film related. They’re all available FREE […]
There are many motivations for why writers write. Here are two that relate to me: 1) Some filmmakers write for the longer term goal of directing their own story – ‘Reluctant Writer/Passionate Director’; and 2) Some filmmakers write for the love of writing – ‘Passionate Writer’. I used to be a Reluctant Writer/Passionate Director. I’m […]
Recently my writing partner, Gabriel Dowrick, and I had a discussion that became a turning point for our filmmaking aspirations. Everyone knows that a screenplay is the blueprint for the production of a film. But a screenplay can rarely attract an audience unless the film is produced. Yes, we can share our stories if we […]