Monday, September 27, 2010

Euro #Scriptchat Guest: Chris Jones

Chris Jones is the writer of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook. When it hit the book shelves, it was an immediate success with Indie film makers. The book has since spawned two updates, an American edition and a third book, The Movie Blueprint. The books have helped and inspired over 100,000 new film makers to date.

Chris has also made three genre micro budget features – first was an action thriller starring Harrison Ford’s kid brother Terrance, The Runner. This baptism by fire soon led to a second feature film, White Angel, a serial killer thriller (US title Interview With A Serial Killer) starring Peter Firth. White Angel later ran as the centrepiece film at the London Film Festival and picked up a bunch of international awards at festivals. The third micro budget feature was Urban Ghost Story, a gritty social realist paranormal tale set in Glasgow, Scotland which he wrote and produced.

After some years teaching and writing books, Chris relaunched his film making career in 2007 with the ambitious short "Gone Fishing". The film was entirely funded with £50 ($100) donations and Chris has kept an extensive blog about his adventures at

Gone Fishing was Oscars shortlisted in 2009.

Chris will be Euro #Scriptchat's guest on Sunday 3rd October at 8pm BST. He will be open to questions and discussions about low-budget screenwriting. So if you're interested in taking your future into your own hands and if you want to write something that will get made, come along and join the chat. 

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