Film Courage: How do you improve or make a story better?
Marty Lang, Screenwriter/Director and Assistant Professor of Film at the University of Central Arkansas/Director: Well, there are a lot of ways you can make a story better. The most effective way I’ve found is to make it shorter. One of the things I learned at CSUN [California State University Northridge] was there can’t be any superfluous moment in a screenplay because the attention of the audience is so short, you need to be constantly showing them what the next step is, what the next question is, what the next mystery is. There is not…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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Now on Kickstarter! UNCONDITIONAL (or Berznosacjiuma In Latvian) is a short film that tells the story of an English man that moves to Latvia with his wife. Shortly after they have their first child, she passes away. He decides to stay in order to raise his child as close to how he and his wife intended. With this, come the struggles of single parenthood and living in a foreign country.