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The art of trailers – Part 1

It’s been a while since I last posted. We’ve been writing. A lot. For many of our American screenwriting idols, their first screenplay to be filmed is the 11th screenplay …

Nice Shootin’ Cowboy and Checkpoint are online!

My short films, Nice Shootin’ Cowboy and Checkpoint, are now online. Festival regulations have prevented us from doing so until now.Watch Nice Shootin’ Cowboy in HD on the full screen mode. …

Anima and crowd funding

A couple of mates, Scott Mannion and Luke McKay, are harnessing crowd funding to finance their new short film, Anima. Check out their website and get involved. The script is great!

Mr Plinkett attacks the clones

More great screenwriting ‘do and don’ts’ from that crazy film reviewer.Part 1 of 9http://blip.tv/redlettermedia/attack-of-the-clones-review-part-1-of-3-3875067You can watch the remaining gems here.

Screenwriting 101 with Mr Plinkett

Robert McKee’s book, Story, is essential reading for aspiring screenwriters. You can also learn from the insightful and hilarious Mr Plinkett. Watch his 70 minute review of Stars Wars: Episode …

Crowd funding case study #1 – The Tunnel

      Luci Temple has insightfully dissected the financing strategy for an Australian crowd funded feature film, The Tunnel. There’s two parts to the article – Part 1 and Part 2. Read both. …

Tonal Tunes

I’ve been researching music for The Hitman’s Cookbook. Music to listen to while I write. Music that I can imagine in the finished film. Recently I’ve been captivated with Adventureland. …

Brulee and Bullets

3.9 million viewers for the finale of MasterChef Australia 2010. Wow! Australia, you really like TV cooking programs. You really like celebrity chefs. I think you’re really going to like The Hitman’s Cookbook. …

Low budget case study #3 – Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=263lRPYsejsFilm – Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane (1998) Filmmaker – Joe Carnahan (Writer/ Director/ Producer/ Editor/ Actor)Age at completion of film – 28Country – USABudget – US$7,300 (plus finishing funds …