Sci-Fi Circuit: Insights from ‘Needle in a Timestack’

Sci-Fi Circuit: Insights from ‘Needle in a Timestack’

A new article over on Script Mag with my key takeaways after viewing time-travel romance Needle in a Timestack through the lens of what can be learned from both a storytelling and structural standpoint.

1. Begin with a compelling, personal, emotional opening
2. Study the art of efficient explainers
3. Explore big ideas in a personal context
4. Don’t let time travel questions unravel the story
5. Reckon with universal themes
6. What stories do we want to tell about women?
7. A different take on a villain

[read the article on Script Mag]

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Sci-Fi Circuit: Exploring Sci-Fi With Writer Scott Myers

Sci-Fi Circuit: Exploring Sci-Fi With Writer Scott Myers

A new article on the ScriptMag blog about making the most of sci-fi, with screenwriting expert Scott Myers.  

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Sci-Fi Circuit: ‘Time Lapse’ – A Good Script Opens Many Doors

Sci-Fi Circuit: ‘Time Lapse’ – A Good Script Opens Many Doors

This is one of my favorite interviews, about the movie Time Lapse by Bradley King and B.P. Cooper over on the ScriptMag blog:

There’s a compelling new sci-fi feature out there right now you won’t want to miss, called Time Lapse. Co-written by Bradley King and B.P. Cooper, it’s a slow-burning thriller that hooks you with just the right touches of mystery, sci-fi technology (with a little steampunk flare), and engrossing complications that draw you forward to a surprising and intriguing climax… [read more at ScriptMag]

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Sci-Fi Circuit: ‘The Machine’ – Near Future Grounded Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi Circuit: ‘The Machine’ – Near Future Grounded Sci-Fi

A new Sci-Fi Circuit article over at ScriptMag drawing on insights from The Machine.

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Sci-Fi Circuit: Solving the Problem of Exposition in Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi Circuit: Solving the Problem of Exposition in Sci-Fi

A new article over on the ScriptMag blog, about the challenges of keeping exposition under control when writing sci-fi.

One of the challenges with writing good science fiction is introducing not only the world itself, but any story background needed to set the stage for what’s to come. In my recent interview with Amazon Studios-optioned Adam Pachter, he mentioned his pet peeve about screenwriters using voiceover to get away with exposition that might… [read more at ScriptMag]

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