Do you want to write stories that reveal the dark heart of the modern world? Do you find antiheroes and conflicted protagonists intriguing? Do you suspect the motives of the police, government, corporations, and other large organisations?
If so, Neo Noir is the genre you should be writing. Updating the themes of classic Film Noir, it’s uniquely suited to revealing the dark side of modernity.
The workshop will look at how the genre can apply to diverse protagonists and contemporary, non-US settings. Clips, discussion and exercises will help you to develop your own stories, and a Facebook group after the day will keep up the momentum.
Tutor: Ian Long
About Ian Long
Ian Long is a writer, script editor and story consultant whose recent writing projects include an epic animated feature developed with premier animator Gabriele Zucchelli, which is currently in development.
He has worked as a consultant for the UK Film Council's Premiere and New Cinema Funds, the First Film Foundation, the Script Factory and many other bodies and producers. He is currently developing a supernatural feature to be shot on location in rural Italy.
Ian heads Euroscript's Consultancy services and teaches the workshops Creating Fear in Films, Writing Science Fiction, Writing Horror Now, Neo-Noir and the Dark Thriller, and a course in Script Reading and Assessment.
Standard price: £99
SoA members price: £85
Students price: £55
For booking and details please visit: http://www.euroscript.co.uk/neo-noir-and-the-dark-thriller.html