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Esther Wouda

Story Editor, Script Coach and Screenwriter
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Esther Wouda is an experienced international script consultant, writer and creative producer. Gloworm Film, Esther’s own company founded in October 2008, aims to develop enlightening feature films of high quality and international appeal. Gloworm Film offers script consulting for writers, producers, film funds and broadcasters.

For ten years, Esther was responsible for selecting and developing feature films and television drama for (Eyeworks) Egmond Film and Television, the Oscar-winning producer of ‘Antonia’s Line’. Last year, Esther wrote the screenplay for the successful animation short ‘Sintel’, a fantasy film about a girl with a baby dragon. Within 4 days after its launch, more than 1 million people had seen the short on YouTube and ‘Sintel’ has now been viewed by more than three million! The short was made with open source software and for a large part financed by crowd funding.

This summer, Esther wrote and script edited for the Dutch version of the well-known international drama series ‘In Treatment’ (season two). In addition, she wrote all story lines for a unique transmedia component for the series: the ‘In Treatment’ app (for iPhone, Android and computer) which was downloaded over 1.2 million times and got rave reviews from users and press.

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