15 - 30 May 2021 (3 Weekends) | Webinar


Learn to craft a suspense-mystery screenplay, specifically for OTT platforms in 3 weeks time.

Time & Location

15 - 30 May 2021 (3 Weekends)

About the Event


(A Speciality Course in Screenwriting)

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

Offer Fee (With 25% Early-Bird Discount): Rs.4,875/-

Note: After the discount period, general fee will be Rs.6,500/-

Dates: 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 May (Week-ends)

Time slot: 

7.30 pm to 10.30 pm IST

 Week 01 Day-01: (3 hrs)

-Why We Read Mysteries 

-What Mystery Writers Should Know 

-The Good/Bad/Ugly - Ideas

-The Plot Behind the Plot 

-Crafting a Murderer 


Week 01 Day-02: (3 hrs)

-How to Go Close to a Murderer

-The Hero/Investigator 

-Inventing Your Best Hero 

-The Other Characters: Some Fictional, Some Not

-Interesting Devices for Mystery Writers 


Week 02 Day-03: (3 hrs)

-Plotting, Step-sheets, Flowcharts

-The Four Strong Points of Mystery

-Designing the Plot 

-Plotting Theory


Week 02 Day-04: (3 hrs)

-The Hero Gets to Work 

-How the Hero Figures It All Out 

-Bringing a Gripping Climax

-Things to Wrap Up

-The Murderer in the Bag 

-Writing Effective Prose 

Week 03 Day-05: (3 hrs)

-Art of Writing the Suspense/Mystery Scene

-Creating a Sense of Place

-Clues and Misdirection

-Suspense, Action, Reflection

-Layering Backstory


Week 03 Day-06: (3 hrs)

-Viewpoints and Voices of Suspense/Mystery

-Revisions and Checklist:

-The Premise, The Sleuth, The Crime

-The Victim’s Secrets, The Villain

-Innocent Suspects

-A Blueprint for Suspense/Mystery

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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