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Exploring Male Character Archetypes – The Warrior

Exploring Male Character Archetypes – The Warrior

Male characters are far more complex than they are typically portrayed in film and television. Are you a fighter or a lover? It’s overly simplistic to portray masculine characters in such a binary fashion since most men possess a hybrid of many character traits. Nonetheless, it’s helpful to categorize male characters by their prevailing traits […]

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“Who Are You? How Do Others See You?” Desa Larkin-Boutte On ‘Zora And Zizi’

“Who Are You? How Do Others See You?” Desa Larkin-Boutte On ‘Zora And Zizi’

Creative Screenwriting Magazine has announced the Grand Prize Winner of our Unique Voices Screenplay Contest. Desa Larkin-Boutte certainly won us over with her unique take on identity and race wrapped in a TV comedy of mistaken identity after two college freshwomen with the same name accept a scholarship meant for one. Desa shared her journey […]

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The Truth Behind The Myth

The Truth Behind The Myth

Myths can conveniently be dismissed as apocryphal tales grounded anywhere from the absence of truth to the indisputable fact. They typically track a hero (real or imaginary) with a human element that helps us explore and more fully understand our roots, our evolution, our societal progress, and perhaps most importantly, our purpose in the world […]

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How To Write A Contained Film

How To Write A Contained Film

Contained films are restrained stories that have traditionally been limited to the horror/ thriller genre. They are characterized by having few characters (often three to five, sometimes as few as one), no more than one or two main locations such as a haunted house, and a skeleton crew. Most importantly, they are filmed on shoestring budgets. […]

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Adam Morse Goes “Lucid”

Adam Morse Goes “Lucid”

Lucid tells the story of an introverted, socially-awkward young man named Zel Richards (Laurie Calvert) who gets the opportunity to drastically change his life and attract the attention of dancer Jasmine (Felicity Gilbert) when his enigmatic neighbor Elliott (Billy Zane) introduces him to the art of Lucid Dreaming. We spoke with writer/director Adam Morse about his journey […]

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