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Episode 145 - KRYSTY WILSON CAIRNS - Writer (1 reply and 1 comment)

Reese Brucker
2 months ago
Reese Brucker 2 months ago

Team Deakins has fun speaking with writer Krysty Wilson Cairns (1917). She and Roger compare times at the National Film School in London and discuss whether writing can actually be taught. Her love of writing comes through strongly and we learn she reads a book a week! She thinks that if a scene doesn’t work on screen, it wasn’t written correctly. Krysty discusses the core tenants of good screenwriting and goes into detail about the importance of collaboration with the director. She admits to stealing the experiences of people around her and not considering the budget when she writes. We had a lot of laughs and learned a lot about writing in this episode!

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The Byre
2 months ago
The Byre 2 months ago

She just explodes with enthusiasm and energy!  Loved the interview!

Mike
2 months ago

Sounds like a nice Gal, certainly plenty to say! Pity she she didn’t allow a few more questions but wouldn’t let anyone in! To be a good writer you need to have lived a while, she does have plenty to say and perhaps she can put that to good use within a TV news environment or perhaps politics. Whether she is a good script writer time will tell, I would employ her as she could be fun and certainly a ‘hoot’ to work with, going to the National Film school seemed to be a waste of time as she was determined from the early days to make a career as a TV/Film writer but the experience obviously gave her an insight to film construction so could be helpful with future projects. Lovely person and would be a joy to work with once the laughter and merriment are out of the way. 

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