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Frank Spotnitz on the Writers Room Dynamics and 10 Pieces Of Supernatural Advice

Twenty-Five year television veteran Frank Spotnitz is a big believer in luck. He was lucky that his parents never supervised their son’s voracious and indiscriminate consumption of 60s and 70s television, allowing him to build up a vast catalogue of narrative strategies in his mind. He was lucky that Chris Carter hired him for his […]

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The Impact50 Trailer Has Been Launched… Get involved and make your micro-budget apocalyptic short

The Impact50 Trailer Has Been Launched… Get involved and make your micro-budget apocalyptic short. Watch the trailer here for the crowd created feature film project #Impact50, about what would happen in the last few hours of humanity before an asteroid impact. And if you are a filmmaker, there is still plenty of time for you […]

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Watch inspirational dance film shot over two years, umpteen countries and with four generations of iPhone… and meet the filmmaker

I met filmmaker Miklas Manneke at the Tampere Film Festival a few years ago and he recently shared this video he has shot on his travels. I asked him what he learned making it… (and check out his impressive Instagram too) Why did you choose to do this? This is a passion project that started […]

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Film Directing Fundamentals Part One… Map the DNA of your screenplay so you can bend with the winds of production problems and NEVER snap

Last week I directed an extraordinarily ambitious short drama for a charity. You will hear more about it in the Winter as it’s a Christmas family film. Stupidly, on this project we broke all the long established and sensible rules. It had kids. Lots of kids. It had a story spanning five decades. It had […]

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