- Andre is an award winning screenwriter who has been freelancing since 2000. With experience in teaching, and in acting, directing and writing for the stage and screen, he is able to bring a diverse perspective to story consultations and to workshops. He has been commissioned to write over a dozen full length works for stage and screen, including musicals, thrillers, dramas and sitcoms, and has optioned over a half dozen of his original story ideas. He presently has four films in development. Some of his recent work includes:
Paradise (feature screenplay). Optioned to Jakima Film, 2012.
Numb (feature screenplay). Optioned to Jenkinson/Goode, 2011.
***Winner Praxis Screenplay Competition 2011***
Lost Wilderness (feature screenplay). Commissioned by 0790211 BC LTD, 2011.
Run Run Fast As You Can (feature screenplay). Commissioned by 40 Below Films, 2010, 2005.
Last Concession (feature treatment). Commissioned by Jenkinson/Goode, 2010.
The Stick House (feature treatment). Optioned to Mad Cap Entertainment, 2010.
- Introduction to Screenwriting
- Group Size:An introduction to the task and format of screenwriting. Areas introduced include a) developing a premise b) developing a character web c) turning scenes d) the essentials of drama
- Shaping the Story
- Group Size:Stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. This is a study of how to develop each of these parts to ensure your concept seizes the reader's interest, engages your characters in strong drama, develops the plot in a clear, logical manner, and resolves the story in a satisfying way.