[Video]: Neill Blomkamp’s Empty Universe

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Auteur filmmaker Neill Blomkamp – writer/director of the upcoming futuristic action drama Elysium and the hugely successful District 9 – has a knack for writing powerful, high-concept films, dealing with massive themes through the perspectives of compelling characters. Where does he get his ideas? Neill gives a gripping special Tedx talk on the probabilities of extra-terrestrial life – and why … Read More

Screenwriting Best of the Web 30/08/09

Here’s our weekly selection from the blogosphere. Feel free to recommend anything you believe might be of interest. Email: digest@thestorydepartment.com and don’t forget you can subscribe to our posts so you don’t miss any of this, ever. Bill Martell about the intelligent and entertaining DISTRICT 9. Who is surprised? A sequel/prequel of DISTRICT 9 is in the works. Read this … Read More