WRITE THE CONTAINED FEATURE FILM
What do BURIED, LOCKE, OXYGEN, THE GUILTY and SEARCHING have in common?
They're all contained movies, meaning movies with a limited cast and few locations that were or could have been produced on a low-budget.
Producers and directors seek out 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. Therefore, a strong, character-driven, contained screenplay can be an attractive proposition for producers.
But how do you take your ideas and characters and write a screenplay for a contained film which could more easily attract interest from the industry?
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?
This interactive course will help you build solid foundations for a contained film script that stands a strong chance of getting produced and seen by an audience.
In Session One, you will:
In Session Two, you will:
In Session Three, you will:
In Session Four, you will:
The goal behind taking this course is to prepare you so that you are ready to write and develop your contained script and increase your chances of having a movie made.
*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
4 x Thursday evening sessions:
November 4, 11, 18,25
(With some prep work required, in-between dates)
The sessions will be run on Zoom. All attendees will be sent the Zoom login information upon registration.
EVENT CAPACITY: 8
Book your place early to avoid disappointment.
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 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 QUIET HOUR, premiered at Galway Film Fleadh, was nominated Best British Film at Raindance, premiered on Sky Cinema in the UK and was released on NETFLIX in September 2021.
As a writer-director, 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. Her next project as a producer is THE LAST MOON which won the 2021 Irish Film London Fellowship to the Stowe Lab and was selected for this year's European Genre Forum, Frontières, NAFF and Film London PFM.
Stéphanie lectures on screenwriting at LCC, Central Film School and on the Raindance MA in Filmmaking with De Montfort University. She is an alumna of Berlinale Talent and IFP Emerging Narrative in NYC. She is represented by Zero Gravity Management in the U.S.