Hi! Today, I’m just gonna talk a little bit about what sent me down the screenwriting path. First of all, I took a course back in 2009 in screenwriting and ended up writing a feature film, a draft of a feature film screenplay during that course. It was an online course, and it seemed to be halfway decent at any rate. I submitted it to a contest, Scriptapalooza, and made the quarter-finals, and I was shocked, absolutely shocked.
Make no mistake, I am by no means a professional filmmaker. However, as an aspiring screenwriter and a person with a minor disability, I’ve had to learn the art of letting go of doubt and moving on to the next phase if I want to truly embrace my craft.
Years ago, I attended my first Austin Film Festival, after taking a Women in Film and Video workshop about indie movie producing. It was in Austin that I heard director Frank Darabont say that if you want to write screenplays and work in the movie business, you should try to get work on a film set. This is why I decided to volunteer my services as a production assistant this past weekend.