Friday, October 27 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Tampering with Temporal Elements

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Eat your heart out, H.G. Wells. Sometimes it's okay to tamper with time. Manipulating a narrative's timeline can be a powerful structural device as well as a strong vehicle for emphasizing character, theme, and a writer's voice. If employed correctly, unconventional temporal elements can enhance and liberate a story in ways traditional narratives cannot. Join this discussion on ditching the passé “beginning-to-end” model in favor of a more nuanced approach. While there are no set rules to successfully deconstructing a storyline, panelists will offer their best advice and techniques on how to create nonlinear structures.

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Greg Garrett

moderator; author; Professor, Baylor University
Greg Garrett has been a panelist and moderator at the Austin Film Festival for more than fifteen years. At the Festival, he has interviewed luminaries such as Lawrence Kasdan, James Hart, and Damon Lindelof, and led conversations on craft, genre, adaptation, and narrative. Himself... Read More →

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Todd A. Kessler

co-creator/executive producer Bloodline, Damages
Todd A. Kessler most recently co-created and executive produced the 3 season run of Netflix’s Emmy award-winning Bloodline starring Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz and Sissy Spacek. Kessler co-created and executive produced 5 seasons of the FX/DirecTV... Read More →
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Oren Uziel

writer/director Shimmer Lake; writer 22 Jump Street, Freaks of Nature, The God Particle
Oren Uziel recently directed his first feature, Shimmer Lake, which previously won an award at the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Production recently wrapped on his science fiction film The God Particle, directed by Julius Onah and produced by JJ Abrams. His previous... Read More →

Friday October 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Central Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary

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