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Tracey Farren

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News: Whiplash Film Script Commissioned

The National Film and Video Foundation have commissioned me to write Whiplash as a film script. I have a truly gifted script editor, Justine Loots, and am digging under the verbiage of the novel to find the bare bones. From here I’ll dress it in an entirely visual story. It is a strange, thrilling luxury to work more with images than words. This is my second film script, so I anticipate the surprising, manic momentum of the visual imagination. It’s like whipping aside a curtain in the mind and watching the possibilities play out in a certain quality of light. It is so different to novel writing, which seems so much more auditory to me. I’m busy punching out a Major Turning Points document. If there are any experienced feature directors or producers out there who are interested in the film adaptation, please contact my new literary agent, Maire Fisher at, 021-7820303


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    July 15th, 2009 @09:50 #

    Very exciting Tracey. Enjoy the process!

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    July 15th, 2009 @13:01 #

    Well done, Tracey! Suggest you buy a pro script writing software package like Scrivener or Final Draft - it'll make the layout sooooo much easier.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    July 15th, 2009 @15:15 #

    I was making pleased and excited noises about this at 10 this morning when my power went down. I'm still pleased and excited!

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Karen</a>
    July 15th, 2009 @16:52 #

    oh well done fellow writer and now productionist-screenwriter-visualizer. So pleased for you - and if you can't get Front Page etc, there's a nice free version called Celtx.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Sarah Lotz</a>
    Sarah Lotz
    July 15th, 2009 @17:15 #

    Wow - what an opportunity! You're going to have so much fun. Congratulations, and hope you find an ace director/producer soon. And I second Lauren on Final Draft. Formatting is a total bugger without it.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Ted</a>
    July 15th, 2009 @17:51 #

    Tracey. I just did a scriptwriting course in NY. There's a free programme you can download for formatting, called CELTX. It's great and FREE.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    July 16th, 2009 @13:24 #

    Congratulations! So nice to see things racing in the right direction. Enjoy.


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