An entertaining, interactive hands on workshop examining the art and craft of storytelling on screen
SCREEN TALES was developed and is facilitated, by DARREN MARKEY.
Darren Markey is founder and director of LORNE FILM. Created in 2013, LORNE FILM has a festival arm that has run five successful film festivals, including screenings, events and workshops. LORNE FILM is also actively involved in the development and production of a slate of feature films.
After a successful career in theatre, Darren left Australia in 2002 for Hollywood, where he completed his first screenplay, LILLY - before getting lost in a giant martini somewhere on Sunset...
Darren was writer and associate producer on the feature supernatural thriller THE UNLIT – released in Australia in 2020 and currently being distributed internationally.
Darren’s supernatural thriller script - THE TUTOR, recently did the rounds at Cannes and is slated for production in 2022. His supernatural cyber/horror romance, MAGPIE - is slated for production during the first half of 2021.
A trainer with over ten years experience, Darren's emphasis is on keeping participants engaged and entertained, with a style that resonates with those he trains. He loves all things film and strives to share this passion with those around him - ensuring a quality experience.
Where do stories comes from and why are they important?
An examination into the history of storytelling and the role it plays in shaping the collective consciousness.
You will begin forming an original idea for your own screen story.
What makes a screenplay?
An examination of the classic three-act structure and how stories come to the screen through the building of a screenplay.
You will apply these principles to your original idea formed in SESSION 1.
How do the forces of antagonism drive a story forward?
An examination of protagonist vs antagonist - and the various forms they take.
Who is the hero in your story and what do they want?
What is a character?
An examination into the definition and purpose of characters. Includes analysis of Carl Jung’s theories on the origin of archetypes.
Which archetypes exist in your story?
The Hero's Journey - where does it begin and end?
Analysis of several theories on screenwriting - The Hero's Journey vs Save the Cat.
How closely does your story follow either of these theories?
How do screenwriters write?
A close look at the screenwriter’s habits and the tools used to create a screenplay.
You will use your story idea to create a SYNOPSIS - ready to build into your TREATMENT and/or SCREENPLAY.
LORNE FILM was thrilled to have SCREEN TALES accepted and shared as part of the NILLUMBIK SHIRE Live July streaming initiative during Melbourne's lockdown in 2020.
As a taster for the SCREEN TALES workshop we invite you to download the workbook for SESSION1 - WHAT IS STORY? Absolutely free.
When you enrol you will receive links to access the workbooks covering all six session.