Film Courage: Bob let’s say I’m a beginning screenwriter, where would I begin to research so I could broaden my perspective of storytelling?
Professor Robert Gerst: I think a wonderful place to begin is at the beginning and look at the entire history of movies because the situation at the beginning was kind of like where we are right now. When movies began, nobody knew what this business would turn into (listen to the full video interview with Professor Gerst here on Youtube).
CHECK OUT THE BOOK…
“MAKE FILM HISTORY Rewrite, Reshoot,
and Recut The World’s Greatest Films” by Robert Gerst – here.
IN CIRCLES – The clandestine world of crop circles is threatened when an ambitious TV journalist plans to expose the truth drawing her into the enigma of lights, Celtic mythology and UFOs to discover both the beauty and danger in the mystery she seeks.
EXODUS documents the journey of Syrian refugees as they cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey into Greece. In the winter of 2015, over three thousand refugees attempted this treacherous crossing everyday, all in hope of seeking asylum in the European Union. It’s a life and death gamble that they are willing to take, all for a chance at a new life away from their war-torn homeland.
FREAK OUT: Matan, a soldier in the IDF, sets off for a week of patrolling in a remote base in the north of Israel with three soldiers whom he doesn’t know. As the week progresses, the soldiers begin to question whether they will come out of this experience alive.
THE HOLLY KANE EXPERIMENT: An obsessive psychologist attempts to reprogram her subconscious mind, but when her actions become increasingly uncharacteristic she fears her experiment is dangerously out of control.