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 2008 FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards - Interview - Brendan Gore

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2009 CONTEST
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Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards

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Brendan Gore
CATEGORY 2 - (Drama)

Runner Up

Brendan Gore
of Brisbane, QLD,
Australia
Screenplay
A PICTURE OF US
Drama
Biography:

Brendan Gore optioned his first screenplay this year, and is a produced playwright and poet. He enjoys long walks in nature, and contemplating how the stars got up in the sky. He is a proud member of the cloud appreciation society and occasionally writes screenplays.

Interview

I knew I wanted to be a screenwriter........

When I realized there's not much else I can do, nor did I want to do anything else.

 

I know I've succeeded........ 

I believe success isn't a place you reach, but a way in which you live everyday.

 

My inspiration to write A PICTURE OF US.......

Was a trip to a Himalayan village called Bhagsu Nag. I lived there for 6 months. I met some out of this world type of characters who taught me all about eastern philosophy and life. While there, my drink got spiked and I convinced myself that I was trapped in a living purgatory and that to get out of here I would have to sit down and go through all my memories, and be prepared to let them go and never be able to remember them or my family members again. It was heartbreaking. And although when I woke up the next day I realized what had happened it had already changed me. Because at the time it was real. 

 

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FilmMakers Magazine: What inspired you to write?

Brendan Gore: The beauty and complexity of it, as well as the mystery.

FilmMakers Magazine: What did you do to prepare yourself to write your first script?

Brendan Gore: What did you do to prepare yourself to write your first script? Nothing. Sat down and wrote.

FilmMakers Magazine: Is this your first script and how long did it take you to complete?

Brendan Gore: This script has taken two years. And no, not my first.

FilmMakers Magazine: Do you have a set routine, place and time management for writing?

Brendan Gore:
20 hours per week.

FilmMakers Magazine: Do you believe screenplay contests are important for aspiring screenwriters and why?

Brendan Gore: Yes, they indicate where you are, and how far you still have to travel.

FilmMakers Magazine: What influenced you to enter the FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards?

Brendan Gore:  I've entered it before and like the way it's run.

FilmMakers Magazine: What script would you urge aspiring writers to read and why?

Brendan Gore: Cameron Crowe. Also, Ordinary People is beautiful!

FilmMakers Magazine: Beside screenwriting what are you passionate about and why?

Brendan Gore: Travel. Spirituality. My loved ones.

FilmMakers Magazine: Who is your favorite Screenwriter and Why?

Brendan Gore: Cameron Crowe, Charlie Kaufman. They explore the mystery and beauty of life in their films. And they do it in an interesting way.

FilmMakers Magazine: Name the director you would love to work with and why?

Brendan Gore: Name the director you would love to work with and why? Yann Samuell. Because his style is so visual and creative.

FilmMakers Magazine: Name the actor you would love to work with and why?

Brendan Gore: Gael García Bernal or Irfan Khan. Because they have an intensity to them that I like.

FilmMakers Magazine: Any tips and things learned along the way to pass on to others?

Brendan Gore: Read, learn from others, don't take criticism personally.

FilmMakers Magazine: What's next for you?

Brendan Gore: Come what may.

FilmMakers Magazine: Where will you be five years from now?

Brendan Gore: I intend to win an academy award.

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