International Script and Story Consultant
They are and always have been a way to make sense of reality. They allow us to see cause and effect clearly. Life is chaotic and random. Movies are not.
Recent favourites: Wonder Woman and Black Panther. Classic favourite: Fargo. Reason: Strong women’s roles
A great short film is about a single proposition, theme, or idea. Every scene and sequence in a great short film illustrates and supports that single thing from a variety of angles.
I have had a great experience judging past competitions. It’s an absolute joy watching the passion and commitment of these filmmakers.
Dreading: Leaving a wonderful film behind in passing another through.
Take a breath and realise everyone on the panel is pulling for you to do well!