Screenwriting

An Inside Look at the World's Best Filmmaking Newsletter

Every Sunday morning, we send out our weekly filmmaking newsletter. We're reasonably sure it's the best in the world. Maybe even the best in the known universe. But we'll let you be the judge of that.

An Inside Look at the World's Best Filmmaking Newsletter

How to Craft a Remarkable Short Film with "Iceberg Storytelling"

For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn. This is Ernest Hemingway's infamous six-word short story, supposedly written after a bar room bet with a group of his contemporaries. It’s also one of the finest examples ever conceived of what I like to call “iceberg storytelling,” where the writer gives the audience a sparse, stripped-down story with just enough information to fill in the details with their imagination.

How to Craft a Remarkable Short Film with "Iceberg Storytelling"