06-07, 13-14, 20-21 Feb '21 (3 Weekends) | Webinar


Learn in depth the core principles of crafting an engaging thriller-screenplay.

Time & Location

06-07, 13-14, 20-21 Feb '21 (3 Weekends)

About the Event


Learn in depth the core principles of crafting an engaging thriller-screenplay.

A bundle of 18 hours of LIVE INTERACTIVE ONLINE Training Sessions through 3-Weekends PLUS Hands-On Exercises, Review & Feedback

Fee (With 20% Early-Bird Discount):


Prebook (Limited Seats Only) Contact 📞 : +91 98408 33689

Note: After the discount period, general fee will be Rs.6,000/-

Dates: 06, 07, 13, 14, 20 & 21 February

Time slots (Choose any one of the below):

3.00 pm to 6.00 pm IST


7.30 pm to 10.30 pm IST

Week 01

Day 01:

- Stories and Genre

- The Structure of Genres

- The Moving Experience of movies

- Internal Stability

- What’s a Thriller?

- Genre of Courage

- Genre of the Need to Know

- Exercises

Week 01

Day 02:

- Avoiding Bad Concepts 

- High/Low concept into Thriller 

- Thriller-Types 

- Psychological Thriller 

- Before You Start What You Should Know

- Thrillers and Morality

- Seven Pointers for Awesome Thriller 

- Exercises

Week 02

Day 03:

- Your New Best Friend: Your Villain

- Big and Small Risk Thrillers

- Creating a Villain to Fit your Idea

- The Villain Profile 

- Fitting the Character to the Profile 

- Using The Villain’s Shady Missions

- Getting to Know Your Villain Closely

- Exercises

Week 02

Day 04:

- Secrets of Crafty Plotting

- Plots behind the Plot

- The Psychotic Villain

- Character Orchestration

- Types of Thriller-Heroes

- Sympathy, Likability and Goodness

- A Great Hero from Ground Zero

- Exercises on Hero Samples

Week 03

Day 05:

- Arranging a Good Thriller

- Voices, Viewpoints and More

- Basics of Screenplay Narrative

- The First Person Narrator

- Pros & Cons of 1st and 3rd Person Viewpoints

- 3rd Person Subjective Viewpoint 

- Fully Omniscient & Limited Omniscient Narrator

- The Visible and Invisible Narrator 

- The Prejudiced Narrator 

- Exercises on Narratives

Week 03

Day 06:

- The Reader’s Imagined Dream

- Hooking the Reader Emotionally

- Scene Writing in a Good Thriller

- Controlling Metaphors

- Symbols and Varieties

- Understanding & Identification

- Spellbinding Openings & Climaxes

- Resolution

- Exercises

Medium of instruction:

Instructions will be in English. Participants can apply the learnings across any language.

Training platform:

Google Meet. Participants can attend from their mobile/computer and are expected to have enough hardware, software and internet requirements to attend live online sessions.

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The facilitator, Mr Sab John Edathattil is an Indian Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Story Coach. He has more than 30 years of screenwriting experience and 30 plus filmed screenplays to his credit.

He had penned characters for veteran actors like Kamal Haasan, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Thilakan, Nassar, Girish Karnad, Raghuvaran, Charuhasan, Jagathy, Suriya, Urvashi, Gauthami, Jyothika, Urmila Matondkar etc.

He's currently into Screenplay And Web-Series assignments, and works as Script Consultant to many popular Directors.


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