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Josh (@joshstifter) randomly reached out to me to offer a chance to check out his new film GREYWOOD’S PLOT.

This is an interview I did with him a couple days after the viewing. Enjoy!



#interview #indiefilm #GreywoodsPlot
Sprocket_Blvd (S_B):



Where did the inspiration for Greywood's Plot come from?

Josh Stifter (@joshstifter , JS):

Bunch of shit! I had this idea for a movie where Daniel plays a "doctor Frankenstein" type character and turns me into a spiderman. That was the original concept
Josh Stifter (JS):

I also had this short I wrote about 4 friends that go camping to try to film a Chupacabra and get attacked by zombies (wrote that before the whole Dawn of the Dead/Shawn of the dead zombie movie craze started and sorta' lost the drive to do it).
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Hey #Screenwriters. At some point in your #screenwriting career, you’re going to need to write what I call your “Fuck It” script. That script where you don’t worry about anything/anyone and just write a unique/original (but cinematic) script that YOU want to see👊@screencrafting
And here’s the thing. The “fuck it” script is the one where you don’t let any industry person try to change (until it’s sold, maybe). It’s the one where you just find the person that sees your vision and falls in love with it for what it is. Still has to be brilliant though😜
And, look, if ANYTHING, it will re-energize you and your writing. You may not outright sell it, but man oh man, it feels SO good to write a “Fuck It” script.😏
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One year ago today I signed with my #screenwriting agent and quite a year it's been. Before then I spent ages not knowing what I was doing. Lots of people & resources helped me along the way. I still don't really know what I'm doing, but I know what helped, so now I present...
THE BIG HELPFUL #SCREENWRITING RESOURCES THREAD (particularly relevant for aspiring #screenwriters in the UK/Scotland)
(NB: this is not 'advice'. It's what I personally found to be helpful. It's also far from exhaustive. There's loads out there. Use what works, bin the rest)
Podcasts/Youtube/Newsletters
1. Scriptnotes-The granddaddy of screenwriting podcasts. Writers John August & Craig Mazin plus loads of special guests take you through every aspect of writing for film & TV. There's over 400 episodes so pace yourself scriptnotes.net/#
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Writing Myths #3 Writing Portfolios are the magic way into the industry!!
Get a portfolio said the writing panel/advice/speaker in what is the latest throwaway simple advice that instantly builds a career…. So, let’s talk about them.
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1)Portfolios are NOT magic. Simply having one doesn't get you a job. Tey are a tool to be used in chasing work and an increasing number of employers ask for them. Having one can be very useful, but just putting some bits of writing in the same place does not = instant career.
2) People tend to read your email first, then your c.v. and then portfolio. Mess up stages 1, or 2 and 3 may well not matter. Always rework your email, c.v. and portfolio for EVERY application. Focus on what matches that job/company.
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