An immersive crash course for teens into telling a story for the screen, starting with crafting a concept and leaving participants ready to begin writing. The focus will be on character-driven narratives that utilize want and conflict as the building blocks of drama.
This workshop is taught by Zack Morrison. Zack Morrison is an award-winning writer, director, and cinematographer; currently pursuing his Master of Fine Art degree in screenwriting and directing at Columbia University. He has created many short films, both fiction and documentary, that have screened at festivals in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Cannes. A proud alumnus of Rutgers University, Zack was a key contributor in the development of a new BFA degree program in digital filmmaking at Mason Gross School of the Arts. In 2014, Zack was awarded the "Poo Industries" collegiate Lifetime Achievement Award from Campus Moviefest, the world's largest student film festival. His professional credits include work for the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary You Don't Know Bo and various projects with MTV. Zack graduated from East Brunswick High School in 2010, and is currently writing his first feature film.