Tag: screenplay

  • Final thoughts aged 45…

    Final thoughts aged 45…

    Thoughts on my birthday eve I watched a programme a few years back about ageing and the positive effects on someone’s life – which was quite refreshing seeing that you normally just hear the downsides.  This programme affected me quite a bit especially seeing someone skydiving in their 90s! Much respect to them. That with […]

  • Interview#10…Joe Fiorello, screenwriter, actor and director

    Interview#10…Joe Fiorello, screenwriter, actor and director

    Joe Fiorello is a Hong Kong based screenwriter, actor and director. But a closer look on IMDb shows that he is so much more (producer, cinematographer and editor) with many titles under his belt. I was very lucky to have the opportunity to pose Joe 10 Q’s about his experience in the film industry. 10 […]

  • What’s the most important thing about your story?

    What’s the most important thing about your story?

    Research! Why? Isn’t that spending hours trawling through the internet, or your head endlessly stuck in books? Nope, not for me!  It’s the chance to pack my bags and get flying to another fabulous location – with the next stop….Venice!  I won’t go into the reasons why research is important (that should be damn obvious) […]

  • Behind the scenes with John Lone – War (2007)

    Behind the scenes with John Lone – War (2007)

    Behind the scenes of the film War

  • Voicing distorted perceptions

    Voicing distorted perceptions

    Accents!  I love them..no that’s a lie, I am fascinated by accents, it’s something I touch upon in my upcoming film review too. My accent is odd and I am mocked regularly by my friends… its a combination of all the places I have lived.  Romford is my birth place (a town now swallowed into […]

  • Bertie is transformed into animation…

    Bertie is transformed into animation…

    My first episode seems to be taking a new, exciting turn and something I feel incredibly happy about.  I’ve decided to get a piece of the story animated, a teaser so to speak and will get it uploaded here on the blog as well as create Bertie’s own YouTube channel. I’m incredibly lucky to have […]

  • Establishing good habits…

    Establishing good habits…

    Establishing good habits Although bad habits are more interesting, establishing good habits will really improve your own writing.  Another tip which has helped enormously with my work has been to read a few pages of a script a day, doesn’t take much effort at all and can be done in your lunch hour, on your […]

  • Actor’s read through night…hearing Bertie’s voice for the first time…

    When I first started writing the story I decided to stop mid-point and do what has been suggested by many screenwriting books and get an actors read through arranged. Principally to see if the dialogue sounded believable – I was quite excited to hear some of the scenes – and to be honest, my words […]

  • The Hunted #inspiration

    The Hunted #inspiration

    So, as I mentioned previously my character Bertie was born out of some of John Lone’s previous performances – which ones? Well, there are three of his films that stand out significantly to me and I will review each one per blog post. The films deserve that rather than being stacked and cluttered into one […]

  • Post#4…The Hunted #inspiration

    Post#4…The Hunted #inspiration

    So, as I mentioned previously my character Bertie was born out of some of John Lone’s previous performances – which ones? Well, there are three of his films that stand out significantly to me and I will review each one per blog post. The films deserve that rather than being stacked and cluttered into one […]

  • Interview#6…Interview with Paul Zeidman, Screenwriter

    Interview#6…Interview with Paul Zeidman, Screenwriter

    Paul Zeidman is a screenwriter based out of one of my favourite cities, San Francisco!  I met Paul in a screenwriting group on Facebook and as a rookie have been very appreciative of the articles and guidance that he shares with us all!  An insider’s knowledge and expertise is like gold-dust! His writing credits include […]

  • Interview#5…Ho-Ling Tang, Composer

    Interview#5…Ho-Ling Tang, Composer

    Originating from Hong Kong, Ho-Ling Tang is a talented composer, orchestrator and arranger.  Based in Hong Kong she is busy working on multiple projects which encompasses film and TV scores, theatre and video games.   I posed Ho-Ling some questions about her work, specifically how essential music is to film and TV success. At what age […]