Story Is Character: The Art of Film Storytelling
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Approx. 20-25 participants
Fee: £125 10% Early Bird discount for limited period.
Everyone who works on a film creatively needs to understand how to build a story.
This 1-day workshop with script editor Kate Leys introduces the art and craft of storytelling for film by focusing on the heart of your story: character.
Whoever is at the centre of your story drives it, and there is no drama without character. A film story is built around its characters. So, who are you looking at? What are they doing here, in your story? And if they’re driving the story, how do you drive them?
Aimed at all levels of screenwriting experience this detailed, intensive day looks at how to investigate and develop screen characters who are compelling, truthful and truly dramatic.
Feedback for this workshop:
"Once again Kate Leys has made what can seem dauntingly complicated, breathtakingly simple. Thank you." Charles, April 2014
"As someone who writes, it is very easy to move in a way that can 'tie you up in knots' and what Kate affords you is the opportunity to ask vital yet simple questions that ultimately 'iron out any creases' in your script." Hardeep, April 2014
"This was a brilliant workshop all round. I iked the spontaneity and free-flowing nature of the day, as it allowed lots of valuable nuggets of info to emerge." Participant, April 2014
"It wasn't long enough. In future, if we could start at 6:25am until the pub closes that would be better." Participant, April 2014
Please note that it will not be possible to consider individual projects during this workshop. Those looking for more specific guidance might consider following up with the Kate Leys Story Surgery in which Kate will discuss participants’ scripts and work in progress. This day-long session will focus entirely on the work presented by participants and will offer feedback, carefully managed discussion, and key development strategies for taking projects further. Click here for full details.
Also in the Kate Leys Series, her new 1-day workshop: Kate Leys Guide to Writing Treatments & Outlines.
"Kate has a remarkable insight into what makes a story work... Her ability to de-mystify the process makes her such a valuable ally for writers, producers and commissioners." Allon Reich, producer (JUDGE DREDD, NEVER LET ME GO, 28 WEEKS LATER, THE HISTORY BOYS, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND)