No One Took Me Seriously As A Screenwriter – Joston Ramon Theney

Joston Ramon Theney, Screenwriter, Author, Director, Producer: I told my mom I’m absolutely over the moon that nobody took me seriously in the beginning.

Film Courage: How many screenplays have you written?

Joston: I have lost count. More than 50, I can say that.

Film Courage: Feature screenplays or a mixture of shorts and features?

Joston: No, those will be all features, a mixture of features, a mixture of pilots.

Film Courage: When did you write your first feature screenplay?

Joston: Maybe about 18-19 and it was called Audacious, that was the name of it and nobody understood like What is this? and I had to explain what audacious meant but it was a vampire script.

Film Courage: And you were in Georgia at the time?

Joston: I was in Georgia and I think at that time I hadn’t learned the importance of titles. Titles have to be strong and understandable and have sometimes a couple of different meanings. They can’t just be self-indulgent and everything I wrote had some weird thing that I learned but that was by far the weirdest title I think I came up with which was Audacious.

Film Courage: What does it actually mean?

Joston: To live vicariously through someone or something like a parasite.

Film Courage: Oh okay, interesting. Codependency?

Joston: Yeah and that’s really what it was about, this vampire needing this guy to come to fruition to come to be.

Film Courage: What was your writing process like on that first screenplay?…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).


Screenwriter, author, producer, director Joston Ramon Theney grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for films such as Wanton Want (2021), Axeman at Cutters Creek (2020) and Jurassic Hunt (2021).  








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