How Vain It Is To Sit Down To Write When You Haven’t Stood Up To Live by Matthew Kalil

Film Courage: Story Sloth-to-Story Sleuth? What is this?

Matthew Kalil, Screenwriter/Author/Instructor: You’ve seen bits of my book. Story Sloth to Story Sleuth. One of the ways we access the memory well is through senses and being aware of the world when you’re in it.

Very often I find for myself my thing that has been taught me through the world is to disconnect from the world, lay on the couch and watch TV, read a book (even reading a book is an escape). I love it but I must admit it’s an escape because the world is a place where there can be many things that can injure…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

Bio: Matthew Kalil is a writer, director and script editor. He has written and co-written over 40 produced episodes of TV and has received various grants, development funding and awards. Matthew’s productions have been screened and broadcast in Canada, Denmark, Morocco, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Kenya, South Africa, Thailand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Since receiving his MA in Screenwriting, he has been teaching, writing and mentoring students for close to 20 years. Matthew has developed a unique system of screenwriting theory that helps beginners as well as established screenwriters get in touch with their creative cores. His workshops have touched and inspired thousands of participants. His gentle and insightful script editing guidance has helped many writers realize the stories they were always trying to tell.

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