DZ-33: Protagonist vs Hero – Dawn of Character Function

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-33.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow does splitting ‘character functions’ enhance theme? We are often told that our ‘protagonist’ needs to be a active. That they need to be compelling. That they need to change. And – old faithful – that they need to be likeable. But after looking at MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, STAR TREK […]

DZ-15: World Building Rules, Okay?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-15.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow does setting up rules help you build a world? In our most epic/longest episode yet, Chas and Stu tackle world building in films. Specifically, how the rules make something a world and not just a setting. Starting with world-centric genres like sci-fi and fantasy, we also cover horror, crime drama and – […]

DZ-07: On Rewriting – How much Bull is left in the Hustle?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-07.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat can be gleamed from the substantial rewrite of a famed spec? Stu and Chas look at AMERICAN BULLSHIT (the 2010 Black List spec script by Eric Warren Singer) and the film it became… AMERICAN HUSTLE (co-written and directed by David O’Russell), which garnered 10 Oscar nominations in 2014. With […]