Complex Characters

Writer/director Rodrigo Garcia is featured on the newest episode of KLRU’s On Story.  The interview comes from his presentation at the Austin Film Festival session, which I attended this past fall.  Into the video at 8:30 is one of my favorite recommendations from him, and in fact it was given in response to a question posed by yours truly.  So I feel like I contributed to this interview in some small way.  He says that you cannot have a character before you have a story, and that your story must include great conflicts.  Then as you write scenes, your character is either “well-suited or badly-suited to the conflicts.”  Thanks for your answer, Mr. Garcia.

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