Scripts

In my second year of University, Film Studies was one of my elective subjects. We could pick which seminar we wanted to do in each semester, scriptwriting was one of my choices. I couldn’t be more grateful for the quality of education I received from UCT because I can’t imagine where else I could’ve had the opportunity to study scriptwriting, or any of the other seminars I chose, unless if it was something I would’ve activity gone to seek out on my own personal capacity outside of school.

Studying scriptwriting exposed me to film directors such as Perdo Almodóvar, particularly his film, The Skin I Live In, which inspired almost all the short scripts I wrote in University. His work opened up a whole new world of creativity I hadn’t thought possible before. In a lot of ways, his work enabled me to embrace my darker side in writing and life overall. It was almost as if through watching his films, I indirectly gained a higher level of self-acceptance, I embraced all I was and began channeling that in everything.

There was also Woody Allen‘s film, Vicky Christina Barcelona. I love everything about this film. I could relate to almost all the emotions unpacked in it yet it still felt foreign enough to have me feeling like I was no longer myself. In some instances I was Vicky, I was Christina, I was Juan, and even Maria. I found that to be brilliant — getting your audience to relate so deeply to each character yet still have a favourite. Or rather, a more morally appealing preference. Woody Allen highlights some very fascinating human behaviors, and all in the space of a vacation.

Have a read of some of my scripts and let me know what you think.