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 Jim

“Power In Vulnerability” The Writers, Directors, & Star of ‘The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open’ Speak

“Power In Vulnerability” The Writers, Directors, & Star of ‘The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open’ Speak

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY, recently released The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open, a film directed by Elle ­Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn. It’s a beautifully intimate, real-time portrait that follows two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds whose worlds collide when one of them is fleeing a violent domestic attack.  The directors and star Violet Nelson spoke […]

 Jim

“Funny With A Cheeky Sense Of Self-Awareness” Rian Johnson Discusses His Whodunit Film ‘Knives Out’

“Funny With A Cheeky Sense Of Self-Awareness” Rian Johnson Discusses His Whodunit Film ‘Knives Out’

Everybody loves a good whodunnit. How about a whydunnit? A wheredunnit? Whendunnit? Writer-director Rian Johnson embraced all four in his latest film Knives Out. Also known for Brick (2005) and Looper (2012), Johnson has served up his own kooky brand of murder mystery in Knives Out. If Agatha Christie and Angela Landsbury went on a weekend writing […]

 Jim

“There Are Casualties As You Search For Your Identity” Minhal Baig Talks ‘Hala’

“There Are Casualties As You Search For Your Identity” Minhal Baig Talks ‘Hala’

Hala is a seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager and the subject of a coming of age film on Apple TV+. Creative Screenwriting Magazine caught up with Minhal Baig, the writer/ director behind this film which is more than the struggles that first-generation children of migrants face. “Hala is a film about a young woman navigating multiple […]

 Brock Swinson

“Fred Rogers Practiced Confrontational Kindness” Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster On Writing ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

“Fred Rogers Practiced Confrontational Kindness” Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster On Writing ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

Most people know the name Fred Rogers. Many children grew up watching the PBS host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from 1968 – 2001 and remember feeling like he was talking directly to them. He related to them on their level. “He wanted children to find a positive way to deal with their negative emotions,” claimed Micah […]

 Jim

“Around The World In 94 Minutes” Chris Butler Talks ‘Missing Link’

“Around The World In 94 Minutes” Chris Butler Talks ‘Missing Link’

Chris Butler, writer, director, storyboard artist and animator is somewhat of a fixture at LAIKA Animation Studios in Portland, Oregon. LAIKA is known for both its technologically advanced stop motion animation including Kuba and The Two Strings (2016), Paranorman (2012), and Coraline (2009). Butler shares a screenwriting credit an all three of these films although […]

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