How To Think Up A Movie Idea Every Two Minutes – Christian Elder

Christian Elder, Screenwriter: You don’t even know, this has got Netflix all over it.

I’m telling you HBO Max and Netflix, they’re going to be battling it out over She Ain’t Got Time For That.

Film Courage: Big Bear mountain, a weightlifting competition, a stock broker, six sisters, a plane crash, three pennies, gambling addiction, Friday at midnight, benefits of hard work, a man on the run, and lastly this piece of dialogue She ain’t got time for that. Again, you don’t have to use all 11.

Christian: I’ve actually seen some movies about these things…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).


Christian Elder is a screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. He has been a finalist for Tribeca All Access, a semi-finalist for the International Thomas Wolfe Playwriting Award, a quarterfinalist for the ScreenCraft Play contest and a quarterfinalist for the Academy Awards Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. His work written for the stage has been recently developed at the Billie Holiday Theatre through the Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop and Urban Stages, both in New York. He has written and directed two short films and is the creator and executive producer of the new crime fiction anthology podcast Hell, California. Elder’s Hell, California, is a hardboiled crime fiction podcast anthology series (co-produced by Jeremy Foley). It takes place in a mysterious, mythical California border town called Hell. Each episode is an original standalone noir story, often about greed, lust and murder. In March 2020, Elder, Foley and a team of six writers formed an online TV writers’ room during the pandemic, resulting in this series. 




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