I knew I wanted to be a screenwriter........
when I first saw “Apocalypse Now”.
I know I've succeeded........
in writing an entertaining story about the
My inspiration to write FRONT MAN.......
was the idea that a man can fall from a great
height. To crawl back up he would have to find a way to redeem himself.
What inspired you to write?
Kevin Conder: Writing was never a choice. It’s nuts. Writing is
what I do to not self-destruct.
FilmMakers Magazine: What did you do to prepare yourself to write your first script?
Kevin Conder: Everything. Books, classes. Then immerse myself
in the subject.
FilmMakers Magazine: Is this your first script and how long did it take you to complete?
Kevin Conder: It’s my first script in a while, I wrote a couple
a long time ago. This one took close to a year.
FilmMakers Magazine: Do you have a set routine, place and time management for writing?
I try to write in the afternoons, it takes me a long time to wake up.
FilmMakers Magazine: Do you believe screenplay contests are important for aspiring
screenwriters and why?
Kevin Conder: They are important only if they help the writer
improve and get read.
FilmMakers Magazine: What influenced you to enter the
FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards?
Kevin Conder: It seemed to be one of the bigger contest, and
was highly rated on Movie Bytes.
FilmMakers Magazine: What script would you urge aspiring writers to read and why?
Kevin Conder: Casablanca. It’s so well structured it makes me
FilmMakers Magazine: Beside screenwriting what are you passionate about and why?
Kevin Conder: Poetry. The best stuff makes me feel alive.
FilmMakers Magazine: Who is your favorite Screenwriter
Kevin Conder: Paul Haggis. He does setup and payoff incredibly
FilmMakers Magazine: Name the director you would love to work with and why?
Kevin Conder: Alfonso Cuarón. “Children of Men” is staggering,
the camera movement takes the viewer inside the scene.
Magazine: Name the actor you would love to work with and why?
Kevin Conder: Russell Crowe. He brings humanity into the hero.
FilmMakers Magazine: Any tips and things learned along the way to pass on to others?
Kevin Conder: Learn your craft. Become a screenwriter for the
sake of the art of movies, not just to get invited to Hollywood
FilmMakers Magazine: What's next for you?
Kevin Conder: I need to rest. I just finished another
screenplay and had no break between Front Man and the new one. They
took a lot out of me.
FilmMakers Magazine: Where will you be five years from now?
Kevin Conder: An established screenwriter of course!