A Different Writing Process For Every Story – Van Ditthavong

Film Courage: When you sit down to write a story do you start with a treatment or an outline? 

Van Ditthavong, Filmmaker/Photographer: Now each process has been a little bit different for me. For each one I’ve done quite a bit with treatments and outlines but they’re very useful. What I found more useful is what we talked about before, the movie days that’s helped me give it structure but I would come with an idea and sometimes it depends on each script. I’ll let it flow and just kind of I’ll have an ending and I’ll have an image and we’ll start from there but then maybe one month later I’ll start an outline because I’m stuck. But I like to be flexible…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).











Writer/Director/Photographer Van Ditthavong is the founding partner and executive producer of goPOP FILMS – a creative content studio and production company. He has taught at the New York Film Academy (Los Angeles) and UCLA Extension – where he received the 2015 Outstanding Instructor of the Year honor for the Visual Arts Department. His latest project is his feature directing debut, ALL ROADS TO PEARLA (starring Alex MacNicoll, Addison Timlin, Nick Chinlund, and Dash Mihok) and produced by Red Entertainment and goPOP FILMS.

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