HOW TO WRITE THE CONTAINED MOVIE
What do BURIED, LOCKE, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED, THE GUILTY and SEARCHING have in common?
They're all contained movies, meaning movies with a limited cast and few locations.
Streamers, producers and directors crave contained scripts.
Why? Because they're much easier to finance and produce -- as such there is less financial risk involved and more potential for the film to make a profit. They also require smaller crews, which is why during the pandemic "contained" has become a buzzword in the industry.
But how do you take your ideas and characters and write a screenplay for a contained film which could attract a strong cast and a talented director or that can be a screenplay that you direct yourself if you are so inclined?
How do you make the most out of the limitations and restrictions you've given yourself?
How do you expand the scope of your story while keeping it contained?
Whether you are a writer, a writer-director, or a producer (or any combination of) this 2-hour interactive session will help you develop a better understanding of how to turn limitations into a creative asset.
Pre-selected* participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their loglines for a contained feature film idea during the webinar.
* If you'd like to share your idea please submit your logline by the 4th of May MIDNIGHT at the latest.
During this webinar, you will:
For inspiration before attending the class read Stephanie's article The Ten Commandments to Write a Micro-Budget Feature
*We offer the concessionary rate to all Concessions as well as to members of these affiliated organisations. If you are a member of one of these organisations, please book at the concessionary rate and show your membership card to the course tutor at registration.
DATES & TIME
Wednesday May 5
The sessions will be run on Zoom. All attendees will be sent the Zoom login information upon registration.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Email or phone: 07958 244656
Stéphanie is a writer-director. She runs Frenzy Films, a London-based production company which specialises in contained elevated genre films.
Originally from France, she began her career in story development at TF1 International and Canal Plus. She then worked as a story editor and screenwriter for French TV, creating among others a Sci-Fi animated series for Luc Besson’s Europa Corp: VALERIAN & LAURELINE.
After studying film at UCLA she wrote and directed her first feature film, THE QUIET HOUR, a sci-fi thriller starring Dakota Blue Richards (The Golden Compass, Skins, Endeavour). THE QUIET HOUR premiered at Galway Film Fleadh, was nominated Best British Film at Raindance Film Festival, won Best Film at Kansas City Film Fest, showcased at Newport Beach, premiered on Sky Cinema in the UK in 2016 and sold to Amazon Prime in the U.S.
Stéphanie is now developing ICE, a grounded sci-fi thriller which was selected for the 2020 Filmarket's UK Online Pitchbox, Sofia Meeting, BiFan's NAFF Project Event and Frontières co-production market at Fantasia. ICE has also made the Top 50 in the 2020 ISA Fast Track Fellowship competition and was a finalist of the 2020 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Competition and Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Competition.
Stéphanie lectures on screenwriting at the London College of Communication, Central Film School and works as an industry mentor on the Raindance MA in Filmmaking with De Montfort University. She is an alumna of Berlinale Talent and IFP Emerging Narrative in NYC.