In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, interviews with indie filmmakers who are redefining the thriller, comedy and rom-com genres, live reports from film festivals, screenwriting lessons from Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and more!
Telluride Film Festival Report – Goodnight, Telluride, What’s Next? - Day 5 and Beyond
Which films that sparked interest today will still be afire when the awards season hits. Was the festival “safe enough” in this ever changing pandemic landscape? Will I ever catch up on the sleep I missed trying to see as many films as I could over the course of five days? (The answer to that one is probably, no.)
Plus: Read Script contributor Christopher Schiller’s full recap of Telluride Film Festival here.
How Filmmakers Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet Found Loss and Redemption with QUEENPINS
Filmmaking team Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet talk about their new comedy film QUEENPINS, how they came across this true story, taking creative liberties in grounding the comedy, collaborating, forging a new path in Hollywood and so much more.
Redefining a Genre with The Voyeurs Writer-Director Michael Mohan
Script's Editor Sadie Dean speaks one-on-one with The Voyeurs writer-director Michael Mohan about his new film, his new path as an erotic-thriller filmmaker, what sparked the idea for The Voyeurs, and how he broke into the industry. Plus, he offers invaluable advice for first-time filmmakers.
Lessons Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Can Teach Screenwriters
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a lesson in understanding the genre and tropes that one expects watching a movie of this nature. It’s a mash-up that carefully blends two genres together, paying off both in ways the audiences of either respective genre will expect and understand. Script contributor Bryan Young does a deep dive into some of those lessons.
Dating & New York Writer-Director Jonah Feingold on Filmmaking and Modern Love
Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews Dating & New York writer-director Jonah Feingold about his new film, the impetus for this story, his filmmaking journey, and their shared love of the movie Hook. Plus, Jonah shares invaluable advice about filmmaking that first-time filmmakers should absolutely take note of!
DEFUND at TIFF21: Making Films That Matter When They Matter
Script contributor Heather Taylor had the opportunity to speak to actors-turned-directors Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah and Araya Mengesha about their directorial debut, DEFUND, the importance of community and grace, and why you shouldn't wait for permission to create.
Maria Judice: Running the Show From the Bay Area
Script contributor Thuc Nguyen speaks one-on-one with filmmaker Maria Judice about her filmmaking journey, current projects, her open-source Black Film list she created, teaching and so much more!