The Filmmakers Podcast

1917 Screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns joins Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir & Robbie McKane to talk filmmaking and screenwriting

January 7, 2020

We chat with the lovely and talented Krysty Wilson-Cairns on this weeks podcast all about screenwriting, her process and working with Sam Mendes on the brilliant and epic 1917 war film. OUT on 10th Jan 2020

Krysty chats with Giles Alderson (The Dare), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and Robbie McKane about what a typical full time screenwriting day look like - when do you get up? How many Deliveroos do you have? 

Hanging out ‘like a waif’ on the set of Taggart, Rebus and other Scottish TV shows at age 14 - Watching Arnold Schwarzenegger’s DVD commentaries - Your first short unintentionally looking like a tribute to The Cure - Going to NFTS - inspired by key writers and teachers

- Writing about killer Guinea Pigs for script assignments - a fascination for the macabre - Being a young female untested writer in the UK - working in the US - Writing on Penny Dreadful - Writing 1917 on spec with Sam Mendes, using screenwriting skill to lay the blueprint for a story set in real time - Sam Mendes & cooking perfect pancakes every time. 

1917 Trailer

1917 is in cinemas on 10th Jan 2020

Thank you to Cameo PR and EOne


This episode is sponsored by the amazing people at The 2020 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is now accepting applications - and the final deadline to apply is coming up - the last day of February! Up to four winners of the 2020 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship will receive all-expenses paid travel to Los Angeles for a week of meetings and mentor-ship with top Hollywood professionals.  Apply with your feature or TV screenplay at before the end of February. The ScreenCraft team is currently reading submissions. Good Luck :-)

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