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A podcast about the first-draft secrets behind great movies and TV shows. Each episode, the screenwriter behind a beloved film shares with us their initial screenplay for that movie. We then talk through what changed, what didn’t and why on its journey to the big screen. Hosted by Al Horner and produced by Kamil Dymek.

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    • 4.8 • 134 Ratings

A podcast about the first-draft secrets behind great movies and TV shows. Each episode, the screenwriter behind a beloved film shares with us their initial screenplay for that movie. We then talk through what changed, what didn’t and why on its journey to the big screen. Hosted by Al Horner and produced by Kamil Dymek.

    No One Will Save You With Brian Duffield

    No One Will Save You With Brian Duffield

    Brian Duffield is one of the most original writer-directors in genre cinema right now – a spec script maestro whose films are homages to the popcorn thrill rides he grew up on, without being nostalgic replays of those ‘90s classics. Instead, his movie’s always offer something new. Take Spontaneous, for example – his brilliant coming-of-age directorial debut romcom, set in a high school in which students are spontaneously combusting. Or even more pertinently, one of last year's most thrilling ...

    • 2 hrs 25 min
    The Fall Guy with Drew Pearce

    The Fall Guy with Drew Pearce

    Drew Pearce is the writer of movies like Iron Man 3, Hobbs and Shaw and 2018’s Hotel Artemis – the Scottish-born storyteller’s directorial debut. This week, he’s back in cinemas with The Fall Guy – a car-flipping, boat-exploding, bullet-dodging, unicorn-hallucinating love letter to practical filmmaking that’s pure adrenaline and charisma. The David Leitch-directed film – loosely adapted from the 1980s TV show of the same name – stars Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman whose ca...

    • 56 min
    Air with Alex Convery

    Air with Alex Convery

    “You’re remembered for the rules you break.” So says Ben Affleck in Air, the 2023 sports marketing drama that took its own advice. Written by our guest today, Alex Convery, Air shouldn’t have been the captivating cinematic slam-dunk it turned out to be. At least, not on paper. A drama about the creation of the Nike Air Jordan trainer? That sounds like a film that’s gonna play out largely in grey, air conditioned boardrooms. It sounds like a film that’s gonna have limited suspense, because we ...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Blair Witch Project with Eduardo Sánchez

    The Blair Witch Project with Eduardo Sánchez

    If you went down to the woods in July 1999, you were in for a big surprise. The Blair Witch Project – our movie this week, one of the most notorious horror films in modern movie history – was a phenomenon that no one saw coming. Its reverberations are still being felt today, not just in horror but in movie-making at large. Is tale of a group of indie filmmakers out in the wilderness, making a documentary about a mythical witch, is credited with birthing the found footage genre – a huge ...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Stage Apart: The Hills of California with Jez Butterworth

    Stage Apart: The Hills of California with Jez Butterworth

    Today on Script Apart – another in our "Stage Apart" series about great plays! Our guest this week is a storyteller beloved across stage and screen, whose 2009 play Jerusalem is frequently referred to as the best play of the century so far. His acclaimed theatre productions includes 1995’s Mojo, 2012’s The River and 2019’s The Ferryman – but movie fans might know him better for films like Edge of Tomorrow, Ford v Ferrari, the James Bond movie Spectre and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny....

    • 47 min
    Civil War with Alex Garland

    Civil War with Alex Garland

    This week on Script Apart – a storyteller who began penning films like 28 Days Later and The Beach, before stepping behind the camera as the writer-director of stories that go to fascinating philosophical places, asking borderline unanswerable questions about humanity along the way. Alex Garland's fourth time in the director's chair, Civil War, is his most explosive film yet – a film that riffs on America's intensely fractious present by imagining a future in which the country has torn ...

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

r#k# ,

A must listen for all with an interest in movies

Unparalleled insight from leading writing talent in the industry. But for me the star of the show is Al, who is just the most incredible interviewer, demonstrating his passion for the art of writing through intelligent, knowledgable and well researched questions, that engage the writers quite unlike any other podcast I have heard elsewhere.

Thank you Al.

The episode with Diana Ossana, is achingly beautiful.

JBWLondon ,

Great

Al always engages his guests with thought provoking and insightful questions. Conversations are warm and guests always seem to enjoy themselves.

Joanna AY ,

An absolute must-listen!

This is by far the most inspiring screenwriting podcast I have ever listened to (and I’ve tried everything I could find). The conversations are so informative, and the questions clearly come from someone who know their stuff! There’s so much depth and countless gems in the interviews I couldn’t see anywhere else, so thank you! As a screenwriter, I’ve found a precious resource in Script Apart :)

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