Jason Hellerman graduated from Penn State University in Film Production & English and holds an MFA in Screenwriting & Film Theory from Boston University. Jason has worked as a Story Editor for several A-list clients and continues to do story consulting.
In 2013, his screenplay, Shovel Buddies, made the top ten of the annual Black List. Shovel Buddies was purchased and produced by AwesomenessTV and debuted at the SXSW film festival in 2016.
Outside of Hollywood, Jason has collaborated on commercials for Nintendo, Ford, Universal, and SyFy.
Jason is constantly writing and developing new ideas for companies across the globe.
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Great question! Think about what your characters likes doing and what they hate doing - I love the opening of the movie Hot Tub Time Machine. It breaks down who those guys are and how bad their lives can be? Their one respite? Hanging together. What are some of your favorite films? How do they put characters in situations that highlight their personalities? Chasing Amy shows us two comic nerds, in their element. One inker has a Napoleon complex, and the artist gets love, but is not IN love. Again, build your scenes around how to bring tension from all that stuff.
How's the writing going?
I would start over, but in the outline form. Take the ideas you used for each episode and see where they fit in our story map.
Once that's done, fill in the blanks for the rest fo the treatment.
Suddenly, youve turned those episodes into a feature film map.
Now get writing!
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