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About the Filmmaker
Filmmaker Brendan Cleaves is an award-winning writer and director. In 2016, he won Best UK Screenplay for his script Building Bricks at the London Independent Film Festival. Roger is the first short film he directed (2017), starring John Bradley from Game Of Thrones and comedian Seann Walsh. In 2018 the script was selected for the Hollywood Black List’s Top Comedy Scripts. Brendan is currently in pre-production for his first feature film based on the Roger short.
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Writing Exercise: Free write about this question as it relates to your own personal experience:
- “Distance grows the heart fonder? Or more fragile, lonely, and strange?”
- We’ve all experienced a separation from someone close to us, but how have we dealt with the loss both publicly and privately? Give yourself 10 to 15 minutes to write about an experience, careful to note details about your inner dialogue and feelings, while also trying to imagine how you appeared to everyone else.
- Then, write a final paragraph contemplating what you might say to that person if you could see them today.
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