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Screenwriting Workshop with Turbid Lake Pictures

Local queer and trans filmmaker couple, Joshua M. Ferguson and Florian Halbedl will lead a three-hour workshop for emerging filmmakers and their short film projects. From writing (structure, themes, characters), fundraising options, production and exhibition this workshop will give participants a chance to get one-on-one time with these two local filmmakers. Select participants who get to intimately work through their scripts and have discussions exploring questions related to both creative and practical aspects of making films in the industry, particularly films with a focus on making a difference when it comes to LGBT2Q+ representation.

Please submit your short scripts (10-15 pages) to with SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP SUBMISSION 2018 in the subject line, by July 20th 2018.

Joshua M. Ferguson (Ph.D.) is a non-binary trans (they/them) filmmaker, writer and advocate who aims to discover innovative, unique and marginalized stories to represent. Florian Habedl is a writer for film, director and producer. Florian has worked on assistant director teams on shows such as Supernatural, Godzilla, Wayward Pines, Warcraft, Shut Eye, Legends of Tomorrow, The Man in the High Castle and most recently Project Blue Book. Together, they formed Turbid Lake Pictures. Past films for Turbid Lake Pictures include award-winning Whispers of Life (2013), a short fiction film about the power of imagination and communication in relation to challenging anti-LGBT bullying and promoting suicide prevention, Limina (2016) which was screened at festivals around the world, and hailed in the press for making history for trans inclusivity in the film and TV history, the feature-length documentary Non-Binary (2019) and their third short film entitled Henry’s Heart (set to be released in late 2018), a queer love story told across time.

With support from
Creative BC