This week, Kevin chats with Joe Barton, one of the UK’s most sought-after screenwriters, and the creator and writer of smash-hit TV series, Giri/Haji.
Joe talks Kevin through his fascinating process when it comes to creation, his journey as a screenwriter, and the effects of having created such a powerful and resonant worldwide success.
All writers work in different ways. The more prolific and productive tend to embrace an environment that provides stimulation and inspiration, and most importantly, a place in which we can securely express ourselves.
Directors and front-of-camera talent are often celebrated far more than writers, with whom ideas originate. It’s a trend that’s slowly changing, with the advent of name writers, but it’s a situation that many writers must accept at the outset.
When creating an idea, the script itself is equally as important as the home in which the project will eventually find itself. Each production house serves a different purpose.
Stories, whether told through drama or even dance, work best when they connect on an emotional level. Technical brilliance has its place, but stories are far more effective when they make people feel.
‘I’m pretty confident that I haven’t written the next King Lear’ - 5:40
‘In films, the director gets all the credit. In TV, the writer gets all the credit’ - 21:50
‘If you end up second-guessing yourself then it can hinder you’ - 34:40
’The only thing that matters is making people feel something’ - 49:30
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Kevin Clifton is a professional dancer who has been performing & competing at the highest level for over a decade. Kevin has worked on shows like 'Burn the floor' & 'Rock of Ages' to 'Strictly Come Dancing' one of the biggest TV shows in the UK which Kevin won in 2018.
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