Alex Garland can't do much wrong. I find him one of the most interesting filmmakers, even after Annihilation. It's a film that's kept me thinking, long after seeing it. Paramount didn't trust it and sold it to Netflix for international, instead of working on a proper theatrical run. I think that was a pretty stupid move, because it is a pure cinematic experience. If any country was NOT going to dig it, it was the US. Elsewhere people are way more open-minded.⠀Did you see it? What did you think?⠀⠀Here's a cool interview with Garland:⠀⠀bit.ly/alexgarland⠀⠀#annihilation #exmachina #alexgarland #scifi #genre #storytelling #screenwriting #netflix #filmmaking #arthouse

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Alex Garland can't do much wrong. I find him one of the most interesting filmmakers, even after Annihilation. It's a film that's kept me thinking, long after seeing it. Paramount didn't trust it and sold it to Netflix for international, instead of working on a proper theatrical run. I think that was a pretty stupid move, because it is a pure cinematic experience. If any country was NOT going to dig it, it was the US. Elsewhere people are way more open-minded.⠀Did you see it? What did you think?⠀⠀Here's a cool interview with Garland:⠀⠀bit.ly/alexgarland⠀⠀#annihilation #exmachina #alexgarland #scifi #genre #storytelling #screenwriting #netflix #filmmaking #arthouse

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Last month I finally started posting regular videos on YouTube. They are short, from 3 - 12 minutes each. ⠀⠀In the future I will create longer videos, and discuss topics in greater detail. My favourite topics are POV, concept/loglines, inciting incident, mid point reversal and thresholds. I believe I can bring a new perspective to each of these.⠀⠀If you are following me on Instagram, I would love if you also subscribe to my YouTube channel, and give me some feedback to the videos. Despite some professional experience (even with live TV!), I'm still struggling with being natural and spontaneous in front of the camera. I do believe the videos have improved since I launched, but would love to hear your feedback. Did I ask you to subscribe!? :)⠀⠀http://bit.ly/tsd-channel⠀(Click the link in my profile) ⠀⠀#screenwriting #story #storytelling #screenplay #POV #midpoint #incitingincident #filmmaking #screenwritingcourse #writingcourse #indiefilm #creativewriting #australia #bluemountains #nsw

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Last month I finally started posting regular videos on YouTube. They are short, from 3 – 12 minutes each. ⠀⠀In the future I will create longer videos, and discuss topics in greater detail. My favourite topics are POV, concept/loglines, inciting incident, mid point reversal and thresholds. I believe I can bring a new perspective to each of these.⠀⠀If you are following me on Instagram, I would love if you also subscribe to my YouTube channel, and give me some feedback to the videos. Despite some professional experience (even with live TV!), I'm still struggling with being natural and spontaneous in front of the camera. I do believe the videos have improved since I launched, but would love to hear your feedback. Did I ask you to subscribe!? :)⠀⠀http://bit.ly/tsd-channel⠀(Click the link in my profile) ⠀⠀#screenwriting #story #storytelling #screenplay #POV #midpoint #incitingincident #filmmaking #screenwritingcourse #writingcourse #indiefilm #creativewriting #australia #bluemountains #nsw

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The heroes from the March 2018 Story Cave! To my (camera) right is our wonderful hostess, Annie Phillips. It was arguably the most productive cave to date, as we slightly tweaked the schedule. And our October cave will be even more exciting! If you are interested, get in touch. #story #storytelling #screenwriting #logline #screenplay #writing #script #australia #nsw #bluemountains #yarrabin #horseriding #scriptworkshop #writersworkshop

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The heroes from the March 2018 Story Cave! To my (camera) right is our wonderful hostess, Annie Phillips. It was arguably the most productive cave to date, as we slightly tweaked the schedule. And our October cave will be even more exciting! If you are interested, get in touch. #story #storytelling #screenwriting #logline #screenplay #writing #script #australia #nsw #bluemountains #yarrabin #horseriding #scriptworkshop #writersworkshop

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Second night in eerily balmy Welly. I don't remember ever walking the streets in a T-shirt in this city. Did I say that I could live here? Loving the food, the folks and the film biz. Great location for YouTube videos about screenwriting, too. (http://bit.ly/tsd-channel)⠀⠀The NZFC is the most wonderful host, and the projects have colour, truth and punch. (Do they really need me?)⠀I'm always honoured to be able to contribute something in the areas of POV, story catalyst, Mid Point Reversal, thresholds and ... loglines (https://logline.it)⠀⠀One more workshopping session in the morning, before we head back West.⠀⠀#screenwriting #filmmaking #scriptwriting #screenplay #story #storytelling #screenstory #filmdevelopment #indiefilm #nzfc #wellington #newzealand #northisland

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Second night in eerily balmy Welly. I don't remember ever walking the streets in a T-shirt in this city. Did I say that I could live here? Loving the food, the folks and the film biz. Great location for YouTube videos about screenwriting, too. (http://bit.ly/tsd-channel)⠀⠀The NZFC is the most wonderful host, and the projects have colour, truth and punch. (Do they really need me?)⠀I'm always honoured to be able to contribute something in the areas of POV, story catalyst, Mid Point Reversal, thresholds and … loglines (https://logline.it)⠀⠀One more workshopping session in the morning, before we head back West.⠀⠀#screenwriting #filmmaking #scriptwriting #screenplay #story #storytelling #screenstory #filmdevelopment #indiefilm #nzfc #wellington #newzealand #northisland

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Time to revive the Instagram account, with this accidental photo. I thought I was filming on my iPhone for my brand new YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/tsd-channel), but had the phone set to pictures.⠀⠀This is amazing Wellington, where I just love coming back again and again. This time I'm spoiled with an eerily pleasant temperature. I might even live here. (Baxter would be totally OK with that) ⠀⠀Tomorrow, 2nd day of our workshop with kiwi teams at the gorgeous theatrette, and offices of the NZFC.⠀⠀#screenwriting #filmdevelopment #writing #screenplay #storytelling #filmmaking #creativewriting #storystructure #loglines #midpointreversal #character #wellington #wellywood #nz #nzfc #newzealand

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Time to revive the Instagram account, with this accidental photo. I thought I was filming on my iPhone for my brand new YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/tsd-channel), but had the phone set to pictures.⠀⠀This is amazing Wellington, where I just love coming back again and again. This time I'm spoiled with an eerily pleasant temperature. I might even live here. (Baxter would be totally OK with that) ⠀⠀Tomorrow, 2nd day of our workshop with kiwi teams at the gorgeous theatrette, and offices of the NZFC.⠀⠀#screenwriting #filmdevelopment #writing #screenplay #storytelling #filmmaking #creativewriting #storystructure #loglines #midpointreversal #character #wellington #wellywood #nz #nzfc #newzealand

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Mulberry season. #sydney #australia #flora #chatswood #smoothy #fresh #free

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Mulberry season. #sydney #australia #flora #chatswood #smoothy #fresh #free

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TV POD 2017. Discussing how theme has evolved in serial television. #screencanberra #writing #serials #scriptwriting #story #television #pilot #drama #workshop #ozfilm #act #canberra

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TV POD 2017. Discussing how theme has evolved in serial television. #screencanberra #writing #serials #scriptwriting #story #television #pilot #drama #workshop #ozfilm #act #canberra

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Day-long live online seminar and workshop for 6 AIE campuses in as many states, over Australia and the US. It was energizing and inspirational to work with these aspiring storytellers/animators.⠀⠀#story #screenwriting #animation #AIE #vfx #CGI #3D #maya #blender #loglines #gamedesign #sydney #melbourne #adelaide #canberra #seattle #neworleans

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Day-long live online seminar and workshop for 6 AIE campuses in as many states, over Australia and the US. It was energizing and inspirational to work with these aspiring storytellers/animators.⠀⠀#story #screenwriting #animation #AIE #vfx #CGI #3D #maya #blender #loglines #gamedesign #sydney #melbourne #adelaide #canberra #seattle #neworleans

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Some of my best screenwriting students earn a living as a copywriter.⠀(This is not one of their jobs.) If I were to start out today, I would trace down the marketing company for this brand, and offer my services.⠀⠀While you aspire to become a screenwriter, there are tons of opportunities to earn a living while improving your craft as a writer.⠀⠀#screenwriting #writing #creativewriting #filmmaking #indiefilm #story #storytelling #freelancing #screenplay #tvwriting #art #scriptwriting #immersionscreenwriting #writingcourse #marketing #copywriting #amwriting

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Some of my best screenwriting students earn a living as a copywriter.⠀(This is not one of their jobs.) If I were to start out today, I would trace down the marketing company for this brand, and offer my services.⠀⠀While you aspire to become a screenwriter, there are tons of opportunities to earn a living while improving your craft as a writer.⠀⠀#screenwriting #writing #creativewriting #filmmaking #indiefilm #story #storytelling #freelancing #screenplay #tvwriting #art #scriptwriting #immersionscreenwriting #writingcourse #marketing #copywriting #amwriting

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Me: There's not a lot of story in Overwatch.⠀Baxter: There's tons! Just not in the game.⠀⠀#overwatch #gaming #ps4 #xbox #xbox_one #story #storytelling #gamestory #videogames #digitalstories #character #multiplayer #overwatchgame #earlybirthdaypresenttomyself

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Me: There's not a lot of story in Overwatch.⠀Baxter: There's tons! Just not in the game.⠀⠀#overwatch #gaming #ps4 #xbox #xbox_one #story #storytelling #gamestory #videogames #digitalstories #character #multiplayer #overwatchgame #earlybirthdaypresenttomyself

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