WRITE YOUR MICRO-BUDGET FEATURE
With the proliferation of VOD, cable and streaming outlets there are huge new windows opening for filmmakers. Buyers are hungry for exciting content and producers crave contained stories that can be produced well on a minimal budget because they're easier to finance. So a strong script for a micro-budget film is gold dust to the industry .
But how do take your ideas and characters and write a screenplay you know for sure can be made on a micro-budget and could attract a strong cast?
How do you write a contained movie which best expresses your voice as a writer and/or director?
How do you ensure you write a marketable micro-budget script which can earn distribution in the UK and overseas in a crowded marketplace?
This three-evening, hands-on course (running over three consecutive Wednesdays) will help you build solid foundations for a micro-budget film script that stands a strong chance of getting made and seen.
On Evening One, you will:
On Evening Two, you will:
On Evening Three, you will:
You don't need to have an idea to do the course but some homework will be required in-between the three sessions so that you can make the most of the sessions.
Wednesdays 28 November,
5 and 12 December.
Registration from 6pm
Workshop 6:30pm to 9:30pm
(With some prep work required before the courses and in-between dates)
Central Film School
Universal House, Third Floor, 88-94 Wentworth St, London E1 7SA
£198 (concessions £180*)
*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. Email Paul if you have queries about whether you could be eligible.
Email or phone: 07958 244656
ABOUT STEPHANIE JOALLAND
Originally from France, Stéphanie began her career at TF1 International and Canal Plus, worked as a story editor on Emmy-nominated PET ALIENS, wrote live-action TV scripts, created a Sci-Fi animated series for Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp: VALERIAN & LAURELINE.
She then moved to Los Angeles to study filmmaking at UCLA where she graduated in 2008. With fellow UCLA alum Sean McConville (DEADLINE ) she now runs her own production company Frenzy Films specialized in elevated genre films.
In 2014, she wrote, directed and produced her first micro-budget feature film THE QUIET HOUR, a sci-fi thriller starring Dakota Blue Richards and Karl Davies.
Her film premiered at Galway Film Fleadh, was nominated Best British Film at Raindance Film Festival, Best International Film at Sofia International Film Festival, won Best Film at Kansas City Film Fest, showcased at Newport Beach Festival, sold to Sky Cinema in the UK, Amazon Prime in the U.S., and was sold by LA-based international sales agent Vision Films around the world.
She's currently producing THE LAST MOON, a low budget supernatural suspense/horror and then will follow that up by directing her contained sci-fi thriller ICE.
Currently she works as an advisor on the Raindance MA Film Program with Staffordshire University in England. She's also a special lecturer at UAL. Stéphanie’s an alumna of Berlinale Talents and IFP Emerging Narrative Lab in NYC. She lives in London.