Everyone knows that “aha!” feeling of coming across a random idea for a film, more so if you’re naturally inclined to the art of storytelling and filmmaking. For most of us, this is but a fleeting moment of daydreams taken too far or mere stories we play out in our heads when we should be doing something else.
For some, however, this is a lifeline to that sought-after “break”. Whether you relate to the former or the latter, it’s a frustrating thing to not know what to do with an idea you believe can move people.
To provide a space for these like-minded storytellers to thrive and commune, the adobo creative hub presents SWIPE WRITE: A 3-day Course on Writing and Producing Movies to Love, with Love. It basically aims to answer all of our questions on screenwriting and filmmaking.
Happening on September 19 (Thursday), September 23 (Monday), and September 25 (Wednesday), the 6PM-10PM 3-day workshop covers what it takes to be a screenwriter and producer for film. The comprehensive course starts from the very grassroots of story conceptualization, a screening, and dissection of films written and/or produced by the mentors themselves, and wraps up with an opportunity to pitch film stories to a panel of judges.
The mentors who will provide this hands-on learning experience for the participants are two well-renowned independent filmmakers in the Philippines, Moira Lang and Coreen “Monster” Jimenez.
Moira has worked on several films that are known internationally such as “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros”, “Zombadings 1: Patayin si Shokoy si Remington!”, and “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
Monster, on the other hand, is a writer and filmmaker who has worked in newspapers, magazines, television, and film.
In 2003, she joined ARKEOFILMS, an independent film production company where she remains a partner.
She’s worked on several films that have garnered international acclaim such as “Kano: An American and His Harem”, “Apocalypse Child”, and “Respeto” to name a few.
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The 3-day schedule is as follows:
DAY 1, SEPT 19: Getting Started
Writing and producing movies in the Philippines: Where do you start? How? And perhaps most importantly: Why?
Film Showing: Patay Na Si Jesus
DAY 2, SEPT 23: What’s Your Story?
The process of creating and crafting stories for film.
Film Showing: Apocalypse Child
DAY 3, SEPT 25: Pitching & Graduation Day
Be prepared to pitch your story.
Drinks, and more stories!
SWIPE WRITE will be hosted at adobo creative hub, 2295 Chino Roces Avenue Extension (https://goo.gl/maps/JdZyLFu655vgTnkq9). For a regular rate of Php 7,500.00, the workshop rate is inclusive of dinner, complete module, film screening, and certificate of completion.
Register here: https://www.adobomagazine.com/product/adobo-talks-swipe-write
If you want to learn more, follow adobo creative hub on Facebook at facebook.com/adobocreativehub/, or on Instagram at instagram.com/adobocreativehub
Full event details can also be found on the official SWIPE WRITE Facebook event page at facebook.com/events/417384728896722