How To Write A Character’s Emotional Truth by Dui Jarrod

Film Courage: How do you get to a character’s emotional truth?

Dui Jarrod, Writer/Director: As a writer I used to really struggle with finding characters’ emotional truths. The reason why that was is because I had not found my emotional truth. When you’re on a hamster wheel trying to make content and all you are doing is you are creating and you’re not living, it’s hard for you to really connect to yourself.

After I got to New York and I started to settle my life, I started to travel a lot more and make sure that I started to have experiences and I started to engage in my own personal growth. When I found my own personal growth and who I was, I was able to (in an interesting way) tap into that emotional truth for a character and that emotional truth is defined to me as what the character…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).










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