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TIH 150: Philip Fracassi on Biggest Fears, Story Structure, and Screenwriting

TIH 150 Philip Fracassi on Biggest Fears, Story Structure, and Screenwriting

In this podcast Philip Fracassi talks about his biggest fears, story structure, screenwriting, and much more.

About Philip Fracassi

Philip Fracassi, an author and screenwriter, lives in Los Angeles. His brand-new collection of stories, Behold The Void, was published by JournalStone on March 10, 2017. He has a novella, Fragile Dreams, that was released in November 2016, and a second novella, Sacculina, due in May 2017, both from JournalStone. He is published in several current and upcoming publications, including Strange Aeons, Lovecraft eZine, Ravenwood Quarterly and Dark Discoveries Magazine. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years and was the founder of Equator Books, a publishing house and rare, out-of-print bookstore in Venice, CA. Philip currently works full-time in the film industry and on his writing.  His screenplay credits include Girl Missing, distributed by Mar Vista Entertainment (2015) for Lifetime Television and Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups, distributed by Disney Home Entertainment (2012).

Show notes

  • [03:55] Interview start/first experiences with story/Altar/cover art
  • [22:40] Biggest fear
  • [27:10] The afterlife
  • [58:05] Balance between conveying emotional impact and not removing from immediacy of action/ Mother
  • [01:07:55] Screenwriting
  • [01:19:15] Formulaic vs generic
  • [01:28:10] ‘The Horse Thief’/Story Structure

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