This 4-week course will explore the skills required to write a screenplay or TV pilot. Beginning with an interrogation of the fundamental principles of good storytelling, the course will go on to consider other key elements of writing for screen including character, dramatic structure, and visual storytelling. The course will be highly interactive and will be taught through a combination of practical exercises, discussion, and analysis of existing TV and film. Freddie Machin first feature film, Chicken, was released in 2016 and is now available on Amazon Prime.
Who’s it for: Suitable for writers at any level of experience.
Date & Time: Wednesday 6th January – Wednesday 27th January 7-9pm (4 weekly sessions)
Cost: £45 non-members/ £36 members (not a member yet? Sign up here!)
Deadline: not applicable but places are filled on a first come first serve basis and bookings close 48 before the workshop begins.
Find out more about our full programme of online workshops here.
Freddie Machin is a playwright and screenwriter. Based on his play of the same title, Freddie wrote the feature film Chicken, which got its UK cinema release in May 2016. Mark Kermode included it in his best films of that year for the Guardian newspaper, and it received its network premiere on FilmFour.
Freddie’s other plays include: The Real Estate, Candy Cansino Checks In (Italia Conti), Nailhouse (Old Red Lion), Winston on the Run (Edinburgh Fringe & UK Tour), The Revenge of Martha G. (Chichester Festival Theatre), Don’t Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (Vault Festival), Chicken (Southwark Playhouse).