2007 FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards - Interview - Lance Bradley

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Lance Bradley
13th Place Winner
Lance Bradley
Louisville, KY
Science Fiction

Lance Bradley was born in Louisville, KY on November 27th 1985. He attended Jefferson Community College and he has always been interested in filmmaking/screenwriting but first started studying the arts about two years ago. He has written quite a few screenplays but Dark Sky is the first entered in a competition. He has made a number of short films and worked on a few film sets. He is going to complete a marketing degree at the university of Louisville and hopefully return to school for a screenwriting degree as well. He enjoys the art of screenwriting and hope to make it a career.


I knew I wanted to be a screenwriter........

After watching the film Arm of Darkness.

I know I've succeeded........ 

When I've sold a screenplay or my film is on the big screen.


My inspiration to write DARK SKY PART 1 FINDING FAITH.......

my professor challenged me to write something different from the rest of my material.




FilmMakers Magazine: What inspired you to write?

Lance Bradley: I've always loved to tell stories and I felt the screen was the best place for that.

FilmMakers Magazine: What did you do to prepare yourself to write your first script?

Lance Bradley: I read a couple of screenwriting books and attended classes and seminars.

FilmMakers Magazine: Is this your first script and how long did it take you to complete?

Lance Bradley: This is not my first screenplay and it took me about two years to complete.

FilmMakers Magazine: Do you have a set routine, place and time management for writing?

Lance Bradley:
Yes, I sit down at ten a.m. and try to write for at least five hours a day.

FilmMakers Magazine: Do you believe screenplay contests are important for aspiring screenwriters and why?

Lance Bradley: Yes, I think it is a great way to get recognized and winning provides confidence.

FilmMakers Magazine: What influenced you to enter the FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards?

Lance Bradley: A yahoo search.

FilmMakers Magazine: What script would you urge aspiring writers to read and why?

Lance Bradley: Clerks, because Kevin Smith has a talent for writing dialogue and it's hard to write like you talk.

FilmMakers Magazine: Beside screenwriting what are you passionate about and why?

Lance Bradley: Basketball, I grew up in Kentucky. Basketball is a part of almost everyones life here and I grew up my whole life playing.

FilmMakers Magazine: Who is your favorite Screenwriter and Why?

Lance Bradley: Paul W.S. Anderson, because I am a big fan of the Resident Evil series.

FilmMakers Magazine: Name the director you would love to work with and why?

Lance Bradley: Sam Raimi, I'm just a big fan of all his work. I love his third installment of the Evil Dead series, Army of Darkness. I think he is a precise director and on the money with all of his shots. He has a easy going style, you always see him smiling on set, and he always finds a way to get what he wants from his actors.

FilmMakers Magazine: Name the actor you would love to work with and why?

Lance Bradley: I would love to work with Edward Norton. I think he is a very special actor and always delivers a great performance. From American History X to the Illusionist, he's great.

FilmMakers Magazine: Any tips and things learned along the way to pass on to others?

Lance Bradley: Keep writing, never stop. The more you write the better you get.

FilmMakers Magazine: What's next for you?

Lance Bradley: I'll enter the 2008 competition and continue to write.

FilmMakers Magazine: Where will you be five years from now?

Lance Bradley: I'll be writing another script and working on a film.

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