Reading On Vocation with Ramona Koval: Filmmakers
Writing a screenplay or adapting a novel into a movie brings words to life, so Ramona Koval asks our filmmakers how they create and are inspired by books.
Camille Chen talks about the usefulness of Robert McKee’s book Story and how she read poetry, while Sue Maslin discusses adapting The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham and how screenwriters “turn a story into a wonderful cinema experience”. And Adam Elliott talks about his love of Leunig and Barry Humphries, and how he wants to make a claymation out of The Grapes of Wrath.
Camille Chen’s debut feature film Little Sparrows is screening at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival.
Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and editor. She is an Honorary Fellow at the centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.
Sue Maslin is an award winning producer of feature films, documentaries and interactive productions.
Adam Elliot is the director, animator and writer of Harvey Krumpet.