Stories to Screenplays: Experiences with Adaptation

Intro - Theory and Hands-on
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Film Co-op Members: 
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Jared Carney
New Brunswick Film Co-op (Charlotte Street Arts Centre), downstairs resource centre
732 Charlotte Street
Fredericton , NB
New Brunswick
Workshop Description: 

It’s the dream of many writers to see their stories on the big – or small – screen these days.

Many writers such as Taika Waititi (Jo Jo Rabbit), James Ivory (Call Me by Your Name), and Emma Donoghue (Room) have successfully transitioned existing works into screenplays.

If you’d like to follow in their footsteps but are unsure where to start, are struggling with a current script, or are simply curious, join Jared Carney as he takes you through his experiences with adapting short stories.

Writing a screenplay may be tough, but put in the work and you’ll soon start seeing results!

Instructor's Biography: 
Jared Carney is a writer & director from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and is a graduate of Film Production from the University of New Brunswick. He has been a Features Writer for and Numero Cinq Magazine. He was awarded the Short Film Venture Grant in 2017 for his project Infinity Land and was recently awarded the 2019 CBC NB Joy Award for his newest short film, The Peculiar Sleeping Patterns of Edgar Heck, a black dramedy about the state of mental healthcare and the treatment of people struggling with mental illness. His works include a Stephen King adaptation entitled “The Man Who Loved Flowers” which has screened in Europe & at the World Horror Convention and "Dark and Stormy Night" which has screened at over 15 film festivals worldwide. His latest film "Monday" was met with huge success at the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge. The horror genre in particular has always piqued Jared’s interest and many of his influences stem from both classic and new-age horror cinema. Jared has been an active member of the NB Film Co-op since 2009 and is currently serving as Vice President. Jared also has professional grip and production assistant experience on commercial shoots with Studio M, WestJet, Outreach Productions, The Amazing Race Canada, and The Food Network.
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