Creating a film is more than just text on a page. As a screenwriter and/or director, we have to construct a fictional world using our unique perception of reality. This exploration of philosophy is the secret to a successful film. Learn how to turn life’s questions into a compelling story, and how to write a feature film.
Galia Barkol is a NYC based Israeli filmmaker and actress sharing her experience creating her first feature film. We speak about how to act and direct at the same time by channeling energy on set. Galia shares her inspiration for the film, origami, which she uses as a metaphor for identity, belonging and transitions in our life.
We discuss various ways to spark your creativity, and how to turn a simple idea into a film. Learn about using popular music in your film, and what royalty free or public domain music means to you. We also explore the creative urge to switch genres after completing a big project, so we can re-balance and shift gears to something exciting.