SCRIPTGIRL was asked how to make a “script irresistible to a director” and she differed to the director of Bone Dry to answer;
“First off, I have to read it in one go. If I can’t, or I find reasons not to, I assume it’s not right for me (or visa versa) and push it aside. Beyond that, the search for a script involves questions of both art and commerce. Is this something I’m willing to comment to (like a marriage) until the vision comes to life? Is the script commercial enough to return the investment? Can my ‘voice’ add something to what the writer has on the page? Am I passionate enough about the story to face all the hurdles of the filmmaking process? Will this script translate into a film that will resonate with audiences? Will it be remembered?
When the answer to all of the above is ‘hell yes,’ I might be on to something that could potentially be my next movie.”
Director Brent Hart
Script magazine Sept./ Oct 2010