Could the SIXTH SENSE (1999) have been an Australian film? Could we have shot that film in Melbourne with Toni Collette and Hugh Jackman and a kid who sees dead people? The answer is a resounding, ‘Yes.’ Similarly, could the HANGOVER (2009) have been an Australian film? We have grooms and bachelor parties and Surfers Paradise! Again the answer is, ‘Yes.’
Then why didn’t we make those films?
If our job as storytellers is to engage an audience, and hopefully as large a one as possible, then why aren’t we making more ‘High Concept’ movies with their proven drawing power?
Join us for an evening with the Australian-born producer of FIGHT CLUB and now the Head of Screenwriting at AFTRS, Ross Grayson Bell as we look at:
* What constitutes a ‘High Concept’ film
* How filmmakers can take an idea from just a concept to a ‘High Concept’
* The history and success of ‘High Concept’ films in Australia and around the world (including UK and the US)
* How we can capture an audience’s attention, whether the audience is a financier/funding body or the public
Date: Monday, 17 October
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Place: AFTRS – Studio 3