Best Way For A Writer To Learn Their Characters — Adam Cushman

Film Courage: How do you keep an audience guessing and surprise them with plot twists?

Writer/Director/Actor Adam Cushman: The only feature of the two that you could apply that to I think is RESTRAINT that is suspense-driven in a sense and there is…I wouldn’t say withholding…it’s letting the audience figure it out for themselves. I like using negative space and I like leaving things to people’s imagination and giving them just enough. If you show the foot, you can see the rest of the person. I think it’s stronger when you’re left to imagine…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

   

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