Join longtime friends and filmmakers Will and Nate from Fireteller, a film production business in Perth, Australia. Will and Nate have worked on many award-winning short films, feature documentaries, TV series and music videos. Each week, Will and Nate will review a film and focus on their interpretation of the story structure. Tune in to hear their insights about primal storytelling in filmmaking.
FALL & Threshold Guardians
This week on Not My Genre we review the film FALL directed by Scott Mann. We delve into THRESHOLD GUARDIANS and how they differ for willing and unwilling heroes. This movie spun us the hell out, giving us vertigo and an adrenalin spike that kept us up at night! But does it fair on the story level? Tune in to hear what we thought!
THE BLACK PHONE & Story Cogs
Roll in and dial up for Episode 48 as we review the film THE BLACK PHONE. We employ four story cogs to wind and twist our way through the storytelling of the film. We take a peek into the LOGIC, THEME, EMOTION and APPEAL cogs of the story and decide whether they click into something remarkable or miss the mark. Phone a friend and settle in to our usual storytelling antics. Also Nate has a chest cold.
TOP GUN MAVERICK & The Characteristic Moment
We’re hitting 10 G-forces in the Fireteller office this week with TOP GUN MAVERICK. Listen in to hear us break down this ripper movie and give our two-cents worth about the story structure and characterisation. This week we delve into the Characteristic Moment at the beginning of the film that sets up the protagonist’s emotional journey. We also take a look at Maverick’s Ultimate Sacrifice point at the end of the film. Could this be the best sequel ever made? Tune in to find out!
THE SEA BEAST & The Hero’s Ghost
Calling all scallywags and sea witches! We are plunging deep into the abyss with Netflix’s new swashbuckling animated film THE SEA BEAST. Come with us as we discuss our thoughts on the values in conflict and pay particular attention to the ghost that haunts the hero’s life. We aren’t talking about an actual ghost either. How does a hero’s ghost, or lack of ghost, affect how they live the lies in their life? Hoist up the main and set sail into storyland me hearties!
ELVIS & The Worthy Choice
It's Elvis the Pelvis time. Strap on your blue suede shoes and check out our thoughts on Baz Lurhmann’s dazzling new biopic. In this episode we discuss the dilemma of telling a true story in a dramatic way. Is it okay to change certain aspects of a person’s life for a film? We take a look at one of the most important points in a story- the meeting of the Oracle character who provides a worthy choice for the hero. How did Baz do it and who is the Oracle character in the film?
JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION & Protagonists vs. Main Characters
We’re getting a little dino crazy here in the Fireteller office. Tune in to hear what we thought of the sixth instalment of the world’s biggest dino saga JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION. Dinosaurs? Check. Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm? Check. Locusts? Um....... Check. We have a lot to say about this film. Usual tomfoolery applies. Ps. This is finally Nate’s genre.