Helping determined screenwriters overcome story hurdles with a customized, practical Story Plan so your next draft finally stands out from the slush pile and reaches audiences
You have this great movie idea, but something terrible is happening:
A) You don’t know how to translate it into film language; B) You lost confidence somewhere in the story maze; C) You got frustrated with plot inconsistencies, weak character development, a sagging structure, the list goes on…
Luckily, we’re in the company of every writer we know. Every story sucks. Until it doesn’t.
In your Customized Story Plan, I will:
A) Identify what’s gone wrong and explain why; B) Provide you with a practical, easy-to-follow roadmap to solve your story issues; C) Answer any questions that come up while you knock out that next great draft!
Writing your next draft doesn’t need to be a daunting task.
I can reduce your workload and anxiety while giving you the inspiration and encouragement you need to get your script one step closer to being read and produced.
Submit your story now by pressing the Submit Your Story button below.
You want to tell a good story. But your script or ideas don’t quite deliver what you want to express. I approach your project from every angle and come up with a Story Plan that will work to make your story resonate with readers and audiences.
I help you translate your ideas into film language. I get you unstuck from your writing funk and leave you feeling inspired to develop and share your story with the world.
I point out story issues with explanations that make sense and I offer alternative ways to solve those nagging story problems.
I don’t limit the depth and breadth of my analysis to page numbers and idea quotas.
I am open to answering any further questions you may have during your writing so you don’t feel abandoned and confused at any point.
I don’t pummel you with story jargon to impress you. I care about the stories you want to tell and I support you as a writer.
I am your guide in fixing your story problems and getting your screenplay ready for the world to see
I am a screenwriter like you. I’m not a produced screenwriter yet, because if I were writing scripts that are getting produced left and right, let’s be honest, I wouldn’t have enough time and financial need to read fellow writers’ scripts. But I have more than enough experience and training to help you better your screenplays while I still have the time. Here’s why:
I completed my B.A. and M.A. in Film & TV Production in 2004. And I know education isn’t everything. Writers become writers by writing.
My last screenplay ‘Off the Beaten Path’ was a Second Rounder at the prestigious Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and is in the hands of potential producers right now. I wrote two documentary series that were broadcast on national television in Turkey. I was also a reader for AFF and I continue to support the festival circuit as a screener and script reader.
Two of the films I’ve worked on as a script consultant are Francis Annan’s ‘Escape from Pretoria’ announced to star Daniel Radcliffe and Sam Neill, and Erol Mintaş’s ‘Song of My Mother’ Winner of Best Film at 2014 Sarajevo Film Festival.
A member of The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)and a Berlinale Talents Screenwriters alumna since 2009, I participated in international film festivals (Cannes and Berlin among others) as a film critic and served as a juror at national film festivals and my local BendFilm Festival in Oregon, USA. My next jury duty will be for Walla Walla Movie Crush!
I’m currently working on a small town mystery going into its second draft and a drama in development to be shot in Central Oregon in 2018. Locally you can find me script writing and assistant directing for The NW Collective.
I read screenplays for clients and film festivals all the time and I know writing a bad screenplay is the most common occurrence in the world.
The chances are your screenplay needs a thorough polish, if not a full-blown revamp. I know you probably know exactly what is wrong with your work, but you just can’t seem to figure a way out of the complicated machinery of storytelling.
And you need to break through that lost feeling with a guide by your side.
Why choose me as your Guide
I offer you exactly what I would want from my dream Story Magician:
A) identify the issues in detail but not dwell on the problems,
B) explain what’s so wrong with the identified issues without condescending you, and show you how you can overcome them,
C) take you by the hand and give you a step by step roadmap to address those issues creatively with tons of examples and potential pathways,
D) make you feel well-equipped, inspired, encouraged, clear, hopeful, confident and eager to grab that laptop by the balls and be well on your way to becoming a winning screenwriter.
If this is what you want, I might be the right guide for you. Check out what some of my clients have said about working with me below.
Whenever men have looked for something solid on which to found their lives, they have chosen not the facts in which the world abounds, but the myths of an immemorial imagination Joseph Campbell