Follow us down the ‘Utopia’ rabbit hole and discover how one of Britain’s most ferociously original TV shows got commissioned and produced.
Joining us on stage at the festival will be the cast, director and writer of ‘Utopia’ for an indepth autopsy that will take us through inception, pitch, writing, production, editing and final audience engagement of the Ch4 smash hit show.
This is your opportunity to get inside the head of creator Dennis Kelly and find out how he managed to get Ch4 to go for a show that is surreal, violent and cryptic.
Appearing in this session
Credits include: Utopia, Four Lions, The Dictator
Credits include: Utopia, Pulling
Credits include: Utopia, Nina Forever
Credits include: Utopia, The Devil's Whore
Credits include: Utopia, Misfits
Screenwriting for Film and Television
Do you consider yourself a feature writer but really want to get in to TV writing? Are you a TV aficionado and want to try your hand at writing for the big screen? Then this session is for you!
What was that written moment, what was that character action or specific turn of phrase that made our panel of renowned actors pick up the phone and tell their agent, ‘I’m In!’
Unleash the creativity already present. Discover that your own work is already deeper than you ever imagined and that you have unimaginable access to creative capabilities that you only suspected.
Discover the seven narrative dynamics evident in Pixar movies. Scott will illustrate how Pixar filmmakers use these narrative ‘secrets’ and you can learn how you can adopt them when crafting your own stories.
Drawing inspiration from the great story tellers of the world, Producer and Director of the world famous NFTS, Nik Powell examines storytelling from the point of view of the producer not as is usual from the point of view of the writer or director.