UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY DISAPPOINTMENT THIS MAY CAUSE.
This introductory workshop is for those that are curious about screenwriting but have no idea where to start – people with all levels of screenwriting experience (including none!) are welcome.
Experienced screenwriter and director Perun Bonser will take you through the traditional three-act structure of writing a screenplay and delve deep into “the hero’s journey”. This 2-hour workshop focuses on developing the protagonist and the steps involved in telling an articulate, impactful story.
“The hero’s journey” is a narrative template has inspired countless stories from ancient myths to modern television shows and movies. It is a guide that people use to show what needs to happen to make their character arc stronger in the story.
ABOUT PERUN BONSER
Perun Bonser is a Ngarluma filmmaker with a background in contemporary dance. As an accomplished writer and director with over a decade of experience, Perun is passionate about telling authentic stories that challenge audiences and empower First Nations communities. Perun has written and directed several short films including horror anthology DARK PLACE – THE SHORE (ABC), BLIGHT (ABC), FIGHTER (NITV), and SHADOWS OF DISPLACEMENT (NITV). His films have screened at a multitude of film festivals, including CinefestOz, Hot Docs, imagineNATIVE, St Tropez International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, and Melbourne International Film Festival to name a few. Perun directed Prospero Productions’ immersive dome film STAR DREAMING and wrote for AFL documentary NOONGAR FOOTY MAGIC and ABC web-series AUSSIE RANGERS. Perun and his partner were selected to participate in talent accelerator lab Imagine Impact in 2020 where they developed ONE OF THE GOOD ONES. In 2021, Perun came on board as Series Director and Co-Writer of OUR LAW – Season 1 (NITV/SBS) which is currently streaming on SBS On Demand. In 2022, Perun was selected as AIDC’s inaugural recipient of the Indigenous Documentary Placement at the ABC in Sydney. Perun is currently Series Director, Story Producer and Co-Writer of OUR LAW – Season 2 (NITV/SBS).
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring your own device and/or materials to work from (laptop, tablet, or a notepad and pen).
No screenwriting software (e.g. Final Draft) for your computer is needed – you will be able to use Microsoft Word or another writing program.
Tickets are $80, please scroll down to reserve your ticket and secure a spot (places are limited).
Companion card holders are welcome, please contact us on (08) 9328 1443 or at [email protected] to organise this.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, you can contact us to arrange entry at no charge on (08) 9328 1443 or at [email protected]. You will need to supply evidence of financial hardship.
TRANSPORT, PARKING and ACCESSIBILITY
Perth Train Station is just a 10 minute walk from Centre for Stories, or there is nearby parking at Wilson Parking on 6-8 Errichetti Place, Northbridge, which is a 2-minute walk away from Centre for Stories.
Centre for Stories is wheelchair accessible.
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Perun Bonser is a Ngarluma filmmaker and an accomplished writer and director with over a decade of experience. Perun has written and directed several short films including horror anthology DARK PLACE - THE SHORE (ABC), BLIGHT (ABC), FIGHTER (NITV), and SHADOWS OF DISPLACEMENT (NITV). Perun is currently Series Director, Story Producer and Co-Writer of OUR LAW - Season 2 (NITV/SBS).
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We’re on a mission to create a diverse, inclusive, and cohesive society through the art of storytelling. Join us in supporting emerging artists and sharing powerful stories from across our community.
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land the Centre for Stories is located on, the Whadjuk people. We respect their culture and the continuing contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.