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Australian Film: Substance, Please.

Today I will suggest how our feature film stories could – at last! – start having substance as well. In my last essay I explained how Australian feature film stories could be made more original. by Steven Fernandez Lack of substance in our stories is something I have protested about for years.  But how can we break this dog trend? …

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Make Sure Your Movie Is A Road Movie

In my Hero’s Journey classes I explain how in great movies, any form of movement is full of meaning.  Too many writers don’t understand how to handle movement. And really, if you don’t write movement, you’re not writing a movie. by Karel Segers A chase is never just a chase. Have you noticed that the biggest scenes with movement, travel, …

The Judges: Week 19

In 2011, each week 10 judges will review two short synopses from films that are currently in development.   The objective is to all (that includes us judges) learn from the exercise.   Please comment on our comments! photo credit: swanksalot If you have an opinion on any of these synopses or the feedback from the judges, please share it …