IAPI Film Club

Telling Compelling Stories On The Screen

Wednesday 30th October

18:30 to 19:30

Windmill Lane


What are the common elements that link you-tube clips, documentaries, reality tv, television dramas and films that really connect with their audiences?

Why do some brief home movies go viral on the internet while other more professionally produced projects go un-noticed?

Is there something we can learn from visual storytellers in particular as well as our prose writers and poets?

Is there an internal structure to the best screen stories that helps them to connect with their audiences?

Audience Engagement: What are the classic techniques used in cinema to encourage audience engagement in the narrative?

By looking at clips from a variety of genre Rachel will explore these questions / themes.

Places limited to 20 people

Rachel O Flanagan is script editor and development executive having started her career in the film industry in 1996. After several years as development executive for Treasure Films, Rachel went freelance and has worked on developing and script editing feature films and television dramas. Her produced credits include Good Vibrations, The Stag, The Running Mate, Rasa na Gaillimhe, Showbands 1 & 2; The Clinic and On Home Ground. Rachel trained with Bobette Buster, author of Do/Story on her Visual Storytelling training course; with Stephen Cleary on the MEDIA Arista course and studied The Sequence Approach with the professors of screenwriting at USC.

Rachel has been a guest lecturer at the Huston Film School; the National Film School (IADT); DCU School of Communications and Filmbase. She has acted as script editor and external panel member for the MA Screenwriting course in IADT and as a reader / jury member for the Tiernan McBride Script awards; the IFTAs; the Digital Media Awards and North by Northwest MEDIA training programme.

In 2012 Rachel curated "one of the liveliest sessions at the Mountains to Sea Festival" (The Irish Times) bringing together, for the first time, screenwriters Lisa Albert from Mad Men and Jeppe Gjervig Gram from Borgen to discuss their work at a sold out event.

In 2013 she chaired a second television drama event with writers Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge); Ben Richards (The Tunnel/Spooks); and Allan Cubitt (The Fall).

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