The Role of a Script Editor

Here’s a video blog I recorded last year at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s an interview with Quay Chu, who served as script editor on my in-development fantasy feature The Dark Side of the Earth for several months. He talks about his role and gives some examples of how he helped me to shape the script.

Remember that you can get feedback on your own short screenplay, and help me to finish my current short film Stop/Eject, by visiting stopejectmovie.com/donate and selecting the ¬£20 “Script Editor” reward.

The Role of a Script Editor

Writing Soul Searcher

What’s involved in developing a feature script? These documents from the early days of making Soul Searcher may provide some insight. (Though I’m certainly not claiming that Soul Searcher had a particularly great screenplay!) Here are a series of emails that my co-writer James Clarke and I batted back and forth while forming the script, followed by my first draft outline, and the final shooting script.

Download Soul Searcher script development emails (.doc, 100kb)

 

Download Soul Searcher first draft outline (.doc, 96kb)

 

Download Soul Searcher shooting script (.doc, 188kb)

Writing Soul Searcher