The Screenwriters | Filmmaker Bundle
This bundle includes the full movie, plus over 2 hours of how to "Make a Micro-Budget Film." You also get Special Features and other Filmmaker Bonus materials. (See the 10 minute 'How To' preview trailer from Producer David Cook.)
STORY: Hollywood, 1940s. Stewart Harvey (Jeff Rose) is a washed-up screenwriter with one last chance to save his career. The catch: he has to partner with the young, eager Chip Leninskovich (Jason Burkey) to write a feature script in twenty-four hours. As the clock ticks, ideals clash and secrets are revealed in a story of friendship, swell dialog, and great endings!
SPECIAL FEATURES: Commentaries, Making Of the Movie, Pranks & Fun, Set Construction, 1940's LA, Woods Buys Coffee
PLUS FILMMAKER BONUS:
✓2 hour Online Video: ‘Making a Micro Budget Film’ by producer David Cook, based on THE SCREENWRITERS
✓PDF - 500 page eBook:
‘Filmmaking for Christians’
✓PDF - Shooting Script of the Movie
✓PDF - Movie Poster
1h 16m — 1 text track
1h 16m — 1 text track
Hollywood, 1940's. Stewart Harvey (Jeff Rose) is a washed-up screenwriter with one last chance to save his career. The catch: he has to partner with the young, eager Chip Leninskovich (Jason Burkey) to write a feature script in twenty-four hours. As the clock ticks, ideals clash and secrets are r...
Director's Commentary by Peter Edward Forbes
THE SCREENWRITERS is the first feature film directed by Peter Edward Forbes. He joined Advent Film Group while still a junior at Patrick Henry College, starting with COME WHAT MAY as a production manager. After graduating, Peter was an director's assistant for HERO, and then joined the props depa...
Screenwriter's Commentary by Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
The chance to write THE SCREENWRITERS came as a complete surprise to Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette. She was interning with Advent Film Group during her “gap year” between high school and college. At 20 years old, Rikki had been writing screenplays for five years. At a staff meeting, Advent founder Ge...
Making a Micro Budget Film - Part 1
Part 1 - Producer David Cook shows how to make your own Micro Budget Film using THE SCREENWRITERS (made for $20,000) as a model. David covers everything from legal and business set up, fundraising, story and script development, casting, securing locations, building your team, pre-production (sche...
Making a Micro Budget Film - Part 2
Part 2 - Producer David Cook continues using THE SCREENWRITERS (made for $20,000) as a template for Making a Micro Budget Film. He covers on-set procedures and how to run a tight ship that will save you time and money. You'll also learn about cameras and lights, and the set construction for THE S...
The Making of THE SCREENWRITERS
Making THE SCREENWRITERS was a major achievement for the cast and crew who banded together in recreating the sound, manners, and atmosphere of a studio in 1940's Hollywood, all for $20,000 production budget. That's equivalent to one day's catering budget for a Superhero Hollywood movie.
The Screenwriters Set Pranks & Fun
Director Peter Edward Forbes and Cinematographer Ian Reid are being pranked by lead actor Jeff Rose, who plays writer Stewart Harvey. Christy Weaver, our makeup and hair supervisor, sets up the prank. You'll also see the 'true nature' of lead actor, Jason Burkey, who plays young writer, Chip Leni...
Driving in LA - 1940's
Tinsel town (Los Angeles) in the 1940's was a haven for creative talent, drawing thousands of aspiring actors, actresses, writers, musicians, singers, and dancers hoping to make it big in the movies. In the 1940s and 1950s, Bunker Hill was a popular film setting, especially in the film noir genre...
The Screenwriters - Set Construction
This is pretty much the entire movie set for THE SCREENWRITERS, with the exception of a hallway. Both sides of the door were used to depict four different offices. Each office was redressed with a different set of furniture, props, pictures, and posters. Our construction team was led by Thomas Cook.
Director 'Forrest Woods' Buys Coffee
Near the set, a local coffee shop, Market Street Coffee in Purcellville, VA is visited by a man out of his time. 1940's director extraordinaire, Forrest Woods, is in for a shock when he goes to buy coffee. Or maybe its the baristas who are in for a shock. You decide.
The Screenwriters - Official Trailer
Set in the 1940s, THE SCREENWRITERS brings us into the world of the once-great Stewart Harvey and the bumbling new kid in town, Chip Leninskovich, who together are forced to hash out a feature-length screenplay in under twenty-four hours. With core ideals clashing and studio pressures mounting, t...