SJE's Passion & Vision

Sab John Edathattil was deeply keen about storytelling, movies and teaching, and he founded ScreenWrite.In – India’s only Screenwriting Studio in 2009. ScreenWrite.In stands to inspire young or novice writers to write from their heart, derived from their subconscious and blended with a knowledge based focus to create essential drama. Way back from 2005, Sab John Edathattil was devout to propagate professional writing in India, and to convince an emerging writing community in India that craft if screenwriting could be learned. Writer/Director Sangeeth Sivan said, “Sab John’s screenwriting Masterclasses in India did exactly what they were supposed to do – they made professional screenwriting seem possible in India during their emerging stages.”

ScreenWrite.In has existed through the years passionately supporting the love for movies, mastering the knowledge of audio/visual storytelling, spreading the need for an effective process for writing, and still stands to benefit writers, directors, studio executives, independent filmmakers, and ultimately the audience of movies. Mentoring writers adrenalize Sab John, and through ScreenWrite.In he plans to make his varied webinars and classes available to aspiring screenwriters, the world over.


Sab John Edathattil

John Edathattil aka Sab John is one of today’s most original, storytelling and screenwriting voices. Chief Mentor at Screenwrite.In – India’s only Screenwriting Studio he founded, and Professor of Screenwriting at L V Prasad Film and Television Academy, and Mindscreen Film Institute, Chennai, Loyola College, Chennai, John gives his spare time working with young aspiring writers in India.

As a screenwriter John Edathattil aka Sab John spins exhilaratingly complex, emotional and provocative tapestries of human lives under intense pressure. His films traverse a dazzling range of subject matters, characters and moods, yet share in common a visceral, often luminous, portrait of cinematic entertainment.

Unlike other screenwriting classes, John is able to screen his own films – Guna. Kuruthipunal, Jillunu Oru Kadhal and Chanakyan to name a few(starring Kamal Hassan, Om Puri, Surya, Urmila Matondkar, and others) to demonstrate the principles and concepts of storytelling and screenwriting from a working writer’s perspective. From story design to character to dialogue to scene structure, and all points in between, John takes you through the entire process and experience of writing your screenplay, as well as shows you on screen (from his own experience) what works, what doesn’t work, what the Industry looks for and more.

He has spent nearly 29 years screenwriting . . . over 30 produced screenplays, many teleplays, brand campaign scripts; and 11 years teaching screenwriting. In his master workshop, John presents the unique ways of creating the strong-walls of a captivating screenplay, and how he resolved the screenwriting problems of the films he’d written. ‘I guess my lead over other teachers is that I can present and analyze my own body of work, at the same time grasp the aspirations the novice writers foster for themselves’, he says.

John is currently involved in three mainstream-movie-screenplays of three different Indian regional languages. John also is the Series Creator and Show Runner for two web series in Tamil, sponsored by Times Group, and another in Malayalam for a new platform he is developing. 

John coaches corporate executives, university professors and students of professional courses on story-based-learning-teaching techniques and scenario-planning practices.

John also is FICCI FRAMES AWARDS Jury from 2008 onwards.

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