The Pitch 2014

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The Pitch 2013

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The inspiration

Want to get the creative juices flowing? Here are some different things to consider...


"Give me any two pages of the Bible and I'll give you a picture", Cecil B. DeMille

For illustration, here are some examples of how compelling plotlines can be developed from individual stories or texts from the Bible. Please feel free to choose your own biblical passages or stories for your own pitch.

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The Screenwriters Bible

In his highly acclaimed book about writing screenplays, Save the Cat, Blake Snyder lists ten different premises, claiming that all movie plot lines fit into this. We asked writer and film enthusiast Dave Hopwood to take us through the ten premises with an eye for the parallel story in scripture.

Read the first premise below or download all 10 premises.

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Listen up!

Rather listen than read? Check out this dramatic reading of the book of Acts, recorded with a great cast by the Riding Lights Theatre company - some of whom have also appeared in Reel Issues Films Productions.


A literary approach

A Literary approach: This website has a proven global appeal for A level literary students, with fascinating background on how the Bible has influenced major texts from Shakespeare to Shelly and from Chaucer to Dickens. Check it out here with a section on the Bible here.