”We need to talk…”

As a writer, I create characters every day. I think in glorious technicolour and now 4K how they would look and behave. I think in a volume of how they would sound through a beautiful Bose system, while as a creative writing teacher, I give examples of how to bring them to live. I useContinue reading “”We need to talk…””

Who? What? Why? When?

Active Questions-  Creswick (2016) Director and Writer Natalie Erika James; Writer – Christian White – Available online at <https://vimeo.com/157958148&gt; Accessed on 1 st May 2018 Creswick is the story of a young woman helping pack up her father’s home, while both have the strange feeling they are not alone. The active questions come soon; WhoseContinue reading “Who? What? Why? When?”

Words can Kill – The use of Dialogue

For this review, time was of an essence, so I watched a short ( and for those who are not aware sign up to http://www.shortoftheweek.com for some amazing short films. https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2018/04/18/writers-workshop/ Writer’s Workshop (2018) is an 11 minute dark comedy written and directed by Ryan Frances Johnson about Jeremy an aspiring writer attending a writersContinue reading “Words can Kill – The use of Dialogue”

Logan (2017) Implied Readership- Who was it for?

Logan (2017) Director: James Mangold; Screenplay: Scott Frank, James Mangold  & Michael Green. James Mangold’s adaptation of Logan (2017) from the Marvel comic was heavily anticipated even before the trailer was released, knowing it was the end of a well loved character. For those who had seen the previous X-Men films there was a clearContinue reading “Logan (2017) Implied Readership- Who was it for?”

Redefining that Sinking Feeling

  Get Out.   Dir. Jordan Peel (2017) Multiple award-winning film, Get Out is marketed as a horror. Immediately I felt like I knew this film. It had the ring of a 70’s B movie, you knew what was coming, the tone was set. A black man walking a quiet suburban street in the dark ofContinue reading “Redefining that Sinking Feeling”

Sunrise: Raising the Film Game.

  World Films 2015 Sunrise: A song of Two Humans.  1927. Dir: F. W. Murnau Ironically there is something to be said for silent movies, how the lack of dialogue seems to be a great conduit for increased expression, emotion and communication. The adage of actions speak louder is none truer than in this film,Continue reading “Sunrise: Raising the Film Game.”

Draft 4.0

Covet final draft Well here it is and for anyone who read the last one, you will notice quite a few changes to layout, but also I hope conveys the character arc better. I have also after some advice tried to offer instead of a standard straight forward look but inserted some of the scenesContinue reading “Draft 4.0”

2nd Draft

Over the last few weeks, I have been editing my 1st draft of my short film, COVET. It had been difficult to incorporate the changes I needed.  I took a few days off, worked on a romcom piece I’m currently researching and writing called CAKE. Boy was it worth it, as well as having thisContinue reading “2nd Draft”