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Black List Praises Indigenous Sci-Fi ‘Kindred’

Jun 10, 2016 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News

Great feedback continues to roll in for our Indigenous sci-fi feature-length screenplay, ‘Kindred’! The prestigious (and notoriously hard to please) film industry website, The Black List, had this to say: “Kindred is imaginative, action-packed, and exciting… filled to the gills with obstacles and action, never letting the stakes or danger let…

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Indigenous Sci-Fi script ‘Kindred’ Earns High Praise

Jun 4, 2016 1 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News

Off the back of his multi-award winning screenplay, ‘The Third Bomb‘, screenwriter Phil Parker was hired to write ‘Kindred‘ – an action/ sci-fi story by director Josh Bryer. Set in the Australian Outback – and with Indigenous Australians in lead roles – Kindred is a rollicking adventure in the vein…

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Screenwriting job complete. Client thrilled!

Apr 17, 2016 4 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News

After being selected from a short list of screenwriters, I was hired to turn the outline of a great story into a great screenplay. But only pages 15 to 85! The client was to write the rest. However, once I finished – the client was so happy with my work…

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ON SCREENWRITING: How to introduce main characters

Mar 17, 2016 0 Screenwriting, Writing

In screenwriting, you’ve only got the first 10 to 15 pages to make people care about your hero. Make them count! #screenwriting #amwriting #storiesbyphil #writerforhire

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SCREENWRITER AT THE MOVIES: ‘The Martian’ (2015)

Oct 21, 2015 0 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting

THE MARTIAN: Was the hero too perfect? I’ve seen The Martian twice now. The first time I really liked it. Gave it a 8.5/10. The second time, I liked it, but not as much. Gave it a 7.5/10. And now, looking into the future I’m wondering… will this be one…

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A Warning to New Screenwriters by Billy Ray

Aug 9, 2015 0 Screenwriting

Brilliant bits of wisdom for new screenwriters from Billy Ray, screenwriter of Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games. This is an excerpt from his speech to the winners of the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. https://medium.com/art-science/a-warning-for-our-next-great-screenwriters-4af580c2e0b7. “The only variable you will ever have any control over is your willingness to…

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