7 Story Lessons from the Films of A24

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) A24 might not be a household name in the tradition of Warner Bros or Paramount Pictures. However, few companies have brought as much high quality storytelling to the screen as consistently as they have over the past few years. When sophisticated movie goers see their logo before a trailer, we know what... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Encounter “The Other” in Your Story

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Some of the most impactful themes in film and television revolve around an encounter with “The Other.” Often representing something else than what is obvious on screen, “Others” are what we fear, what we are curious about, and what we long to understand. When “The Other” is the protagonist, our story often... Continue Reading →

Pixar Storytelling: Writing Multi-Layered Stories

by Angela Bourassa Dean Movshovitz, a screenwriter and speaker, has written a new book that delves into the secrets of Pixar's screenwriting magic. The book, Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar's Greatest Films, is a fun, useful read. At just 122 pages, you can digest the whole thing in a weekend and be... Continue Reading →

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