Author Archives: Dillon Andrews

Rusted Pyre Screening at the ROM for WSFF

Gasps, sounds of shock, laughter, (and the low rumbling from the subway below the museum), all added to the experience and ambiance of the film. I had felt purely satisfied as I smugly said in my head, “this is the best film in this package.” Continue reading

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Minus Lara Production Blog Shoot Day 1

Tweet Long period dresses whimsically fluttered as beautiful dancers spun around their tuxedo-clad partners in the Saskatchewan Legislative Building—a majestic structure with shiny marble floors and beautiful architecture all around. It was the first day of shooting for Minus Lara, … Continue reading

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Amazon Studios Deal Good For You?

Tweet Screenwriters worldwide have been buzzing as of late in regards to Amazon’s newest venture, Amazon Studios. (http://studios.amazon.com/) With their Amazon Studios Deal, they claim that by participating you can: “Win money. Amazon Studios will award a combined $2.7 million … Continue reading

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Rusted Pyre & Minus Lara Production (Prep) Blog 2

Tweet Previously on (Prep) Blog 1: We arrived at a cold Saskatchewan farm in the middle of nowhere—our key location for one of our productions (Rusted Pyre). The environmental conditions were too harsh to deal with; the snow, treacherous; the … Continue reading

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Rusted Pyre and Minus Lara Production (Prep) Blog 1

Tweet ‘Twas a “prep day” of sorts for the production crew working on the CSSC’s short films Minus Lara and Rusted Pyre. We gathered around noon at a quaint antiques shop in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan, for some finalizing and shot … Continue reading

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Script Tip: The Very Best Way To Pitch: Bait The Hook To Suit The Fish

As a writing coach, I have taught many students to pitch successfully over the past ten years. The key to pitching is: You must bait the hook to suit the fish. This means you must know three things before you make a pitch Continue reading

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Procrastinator’s Special Deadline

Tweet Attention Potential CSSC Entrant, I had full intentions of writing about this promotion earlier, but I held it off until now… whoops! As you may know, our mantra “Short. Is. Better.” holds true to all things—with, perhaps, the exception … Continue reading

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May I suggest you become a Twriter?

Tweet As an advocate and early adapter of social media, I’ve witnessed the rise in popularity and the implementation of social media as it became a part of our daily lives. Okay, maybe I’m jumping to conclusions in using “our” … Continue reading

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Here’s Looking at You, CSSC

Tweet It feels like just yesterday—however, it was nearly two years ago that I joined the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition. It was a growing, respectable short-screenplay competition run by enthusiastic, intelligent and trustworthy individuals. I knew immediately that I’d gotten … Continue reading

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We’re officially open for the 2010/11 script competition season

We have begun the search for the best short film scripts of 2010. The CSSC’s search begins with the launch of the official website redux and by issuing the renewed challenge to budding and seasoned scribes alike in the form of the competition’s mantra: “Short. Is. Better.” The CSSC will herald and reward the best and most successful writers of short film for the year with the ultimate prize: a professionally produced, live-action short film. Continue reading

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