Monday, February 26, 2024

Worthily Films Production Company – Script Writing Sessions with Paul Chronell

Worthily Films, a newly emerged film
production company based in London, 
founded by Chelsea Leigh Macleod and Steve Dodsworth, are currently in
post production on their first short film Waiting
For Time,
screenplay by Paul Chronnell, directed by The Bashford Twins.

In this article we explore what attracted
Worthily Films to Waiting For Time and
talk to Paul Chronnell about all things scriptwriting.

Waiting
For Time
 was an
interesting script for various reasons. Firstly, the themes are timeless and
relatable. Whether it be the theme of mental health or that of unrequited or
lost love, it is a story we can all relate to. Especially coming out of
lockdown, a period of isolation which has highlighted the importance of mental
health. Worthily Films felt this was a story that was both current and
simultaneously timeless.

Secondly, the characters were intriguing to us
and the relationship between them was also something that we found fascinating.
We experience an array of emotions within the discoveries of their
relationship. This is a true representation of life and being in any
relationship, there’s the highs and the lows, we felt that Waiting For Time
captured that. The story felt real and believable.

Thirdly, the concept. We found the concept
entirely unique, fresh and it was something we knew would push the boundaries
cinematically. It allowed for a powerful visual experience. The Bashford Twins
found the script and we knew why they were passionate about it.

The writer Paul Chronnell had positive things
to say about the team. In an interview, he mentions that his script is now in the hands of some incredibly talented people.
. . this is a comment that the entire team will feel pleased to hear.
Chronnell’s script inspired over twenty people to exit their lockdown
hibernation and enter the world of storytelling.

Paul Chronnell gave a few words about what it
feels like to be a scriptwriter… he said that when you start writing any script and there’s nothing but blank pages
in front of you, your main thought is I want to write a great story that will
excite people and then there’s always a hope that it’ll move into production
and be in the hands of some talented people
, for Chronnell, that’s one of
the most exciting things about scriptwriting.

Paul Chronnell is known as the idea machine.
He doesn’t have a preference of genre. He loves stories. As he describes, he is
an “Ideas person. ” Paul enjoys
twists, films that watch characters do the unexpected. He has a love for
dialogue, he’s fascinated by watching the way people communicate with each
other in real life. 

Worthily Films knew that this was a story they
wanted to tell. It was like love at first read. We knew that it was a short
film that would resonate with people in some way. It pushes the envelope and
has a powerful message and themes that are relevant in the current climate.

In conclusion, this is a script that we all
felt passionate about. It was an instinctive and clear  YES on our part.

Should you wish to submit your script, contact
us via our website. To stay updated with all things Worthily Films, follow our
social media platforms.

https://www.facebook.com/worthilyfilms

https://www.instagram.com/worthilyfilms/

http://www.worthilyfilms.com

References:

https://www.vulture.com/2017/10/7-hollywood-gatekeepers-on-what-they-look-for-in-a-script.html

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