Getting your screenplay made in the future?

May 26, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all,

I came across a really interesting blog from Guy Ducker in regard to writing films that have a chance of getting produced in the post Corvid 19 future – at least that’s what I took away from it! You can read Guy’s blog by clicking the link above .

However…for me the one thing that stood out was his encouragement to write 3-hander feature films – that is writing for a cast of three actors and only three!

‘Can’t be done!’ I hear you say but it can be done as proven by Roman Polanski in his first feature ‘Knife in the Water’ (see blurb on above image)

You can watch ‘Knife in the Water’ by clicking here – yes,  it’s dated at 58 years old (1962), foreign language and involves reading subtitles but it does show how a budget script with minimum cast can be written and produced for a fraction of the price and with an interesting storyline and premise.

All of which makes it a greater challenge for your next screenwriting project and more chance of it getting picked up and made if it hits the mark?

Till next time…write on!

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