So you wanna be in the movies?

In the run-up to this year’s BAFTAs, CR is running a series of features on the craft of filmmaking. Here, screenwriter, actor and director Paul Viragh explains what you need to do in order to get you brilliant idea for a movie onto the screen – warning, it’s not easy…

Human beings are creative animals. Just about every one you meet has an idea for a novel or a film… Novels you romantically write on your own, locked in a dusty garret, existing on a diet of peanuts and whiskey, emerging sometimes years later, to a less than rapturous reception. Film on the other hand seems more glamorous, but more  complicated. All those people to collaborate with, camera equipment, lights, European Union co-production and distribution agreement contracts… But how hard can it be? Really?

The Humour issue

CR gets serious about being funny featuring
Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Lisa McGee,
Naresh Ramchandani, David Kolbusz, Roz Chast,
Emily Oberman, Asterix, Stephen Collins,
Dominic Wilcox and the DLR

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