”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…””

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”

“One Batch Two Batch…”

Daredevil Season 2 Episode 4 Penny and Dime  – Dir: Peter Hoar; Written By: John C. Kelly We watch film and TV to escape, to forget and also to grow.  Through these characters we according to Cohen (2013:183), expand are own ’emotional and mental lives’ beyond that of personal experience.  We identify with both theContinue reading ““One Batch Two Batch…””

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”

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”

Act 2 a.k.a. Week 5 begins

The last four weeks have flown by! From being a total newby to scriptwriting to now being comfortable to use premise, treatments and loglines. Tagline:               When BFF’s want more they will go to any extremes. Logline:             ‘Wannabe’ teen wanting her idol’s life of fame and fortune, seeks to make her name through reality tv withContinue reading “Act 2 a.k.a. Week 5 begins”

Brainstorming!

I had to include this video from the Imagination Movers, as well it fits, it used to be a favourite in our home when my kids were smaller. As a woman of a certain age, who has spent a fair bit being a single parent and working jobs that fit around school, I have anContinue reading “Brainstorming!”