Film making


The first and final frames of movies

Posted by J N on 19th January 2015  /   No Comments

I love this analysis by Jacob T. Swinney. It resonates so closely with how a good writer creates the script.


2 awards for The Moment

Posted by J N on 15th February 2014  /   No Comments

Finally after 18months the 50 Kisses project drew to a close and all filmmakers & screenwriters and crew attended a premier screening in London to view the finished film. I’m really pleased that the film …


Awards season & silliness

Posted by J N on 18th January 2014  /   No Comments

It’s that time of year when creative material, blueprints and even end product are flying around the internet available free for download. How the various organisers have yet to find a way to secure this …


Creating a moment of jeopardy

Posted by J N on 7th January 2014  /   No Comments

So this is what it looks like. To face your fears. Confronting death head-on in an image. It’s actually quite simple really. Hope is represented by something sturdy that looks flimsy. On one side security. …


PIXAR – 22 rules of storytelling analysed

Posted by J N on 31st May 2013  /   No Comments

Pixar22RulesAnalyzed An interesting analysis in the form of a pdf looking closely at the 22 rules of Storytelling by Pixar that has been flying around. Enclosed below is the original info graphic created by Emma …


Lies v Truth – how to get to the truth of a story by telling lies

Posted by J N on 30th May 2013  /   No Comments

Chris Atkins talk at TED X Ealing is a revealing alternative to finding your story. It questions what we should believe in.


What you have to offer is you.

Posted by J N on 15th April 2013  /   No Comments

A Charlie Kaufman inspired piece from his BAFTA Screenwriter Lecture series.


16 Fantastic Behind The Scenes Of Photos From Famous Films

Posted by J N on 15th January 2013  /   No Comments

16 photos and insights of blockbuster favourites from So Bad So Good blog.


Listen to John Sturges – this is a must for all filmmakers

Posted by J N on 6th November 2012  /   No Comments

From the excellent online resource –


Everything I know About Making A film – Nigel Cole on Storify

Posted by J N on 3rd November 2012  /   No Comments

Some fantastic insights and sound bites from a British director.