Film Courage: When did you decide you wanted to be a writer?
Matthew Kalil, Screenwriter/Author/Instructor: I decided to write at school when you had to write descriptive essays or something like that. I remember writing essays at school and really enjoying the process and being quite experimental with what I wrote and the teachers didn’t really like that. I remember writing a very descriptive story about a photograph of a deck chair and a beach and I think they said write a descriptive essay…(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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