ONLINE – Instant Screen Story: How to Write Something from Nothing
Enter the writer’s room for 180 minutes of unbridled, non-judgemental creativity. Learn about how to honour and grow your original ideas while shutting out ‘those voices,’ and the quick and dirty basics of writing scripted works for the screen. Over the course of the workshop, we’ll make some stuff. Best for writers with little to no experience in writing for the screen.
You probably remember Jason Long as Cowboy #3 from the 1982 Silver Springs Elementary School Production of Round Up On The Moon. Jason has been writing for film and theatre in Canada for close to twenty years now. He’s written three feature films alongside frequent collaborator, Robert Cuffley, Turning Paige, Walk All Over Me, and Chokeslam, which was part of the Canadian Film Centre’s Comedy Exchange Program in 2015 and premiered in the fall of 2016. Chokeslam received 4 Rosie Awards, including best screenplay. His latest feature length screenplay, Ice Blue, premiered at the 2017 Calgary International Film Festival. In addition to story editing on many Alberta based film and television projects, Jason is the screenwriting instructor in the film and video department at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He is also an actor, having played various creeps and weirdos on shows/films such as Wyonna Earp and Young Drunk Punk.