THE WRITE RETREAT - AT HOME

Experienced mentorship with

Emmy Award winning Trey Ellis &

 Gyula Gazdag from Sundance Labs

In these extraordinary times, social closeness & physical distance is needed more than ever. Especially to keep on the inspired writing! 

 

There is an even greater need to discuss, brainstorm, exchange ideas and communicate. 

 

We create a daily rhythm for writing, with online script consultations and mentor support - The Write guidance to fuel your creative process!  

 

With experienced online mentorship with Emmy Award winning Trey Ellis (Columbia University) Gyula Gazdag (Sundance Labs) and Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten (Torino Film Lab)

The schedule is carefully crafted for advice and feedback to challenge, inspire and push you to reach your writing goals. We help you exchange and test ideas through online individual and group sessions. 

 

The daily rhythm of this exclusive online retreat allows individual writing time perfectly balanced with hours of script consulting.

JOIN US FROM WHERE EVER YOU ARE:

26 April - 2 May, 2021

Online sessions with Gyula Gazdag & Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten

30 April - 6 May, 2021

Online sessions with Trey Ellis & Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten

4 - 10 May, 2021

Online sessions with Gyula Gazdag & Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten

Deadline: 15 April, 2021

Who can apply? 

Committed filmmakers, screenwriters and directors from all over the world with a feature film or serialized drama project in development or an artistic project of any form intended for moving image, and/or dramatic performance.

Ideally you are up against a deadline or in between drafts and are in need of insightful feedback, and dedicated guidance for your project. Join us, if you need a Write Rhythm, creative motivation & experienced mentorship while maintaining safe social distances.

Fee with treatment: 795 Euros (10 pages maximum)

Fee with Script: 1295 Euros

What we need?

  • Please indicate if you will take part with a treatment or a script. 

  • Project synopsis (1 page max)

  • A treatment or outline (10 pages max) 

  • Script (if applying for script consultation)

  • Visual references (if available)

  • Bios & CV of the team involved in the project

  • Links to previous audio-visual works and showreel (if available)

  • Let us know what you would like to achieve with The Write Retreat - At Home? (1 paragraph)

Email application to contact@thewriteretreat.eu

All documents to be submitted as one PDF in english. 

Things to consider: 

Each online retreat takes place for 7 days consecutively. 

Daily online attendance is required.

Once you pop and you can't stop - If you would like to join us for a second retreat, please let us know & we shall devise a special plan for your project. 

Each retreat includes: 

  • 3 online consultations with Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten co-hosted with Anthea Devotta (2 x 60 minutes + 1 x 30 minutes per project) 

  • 1 online script consultation with Gyula Gazdag OR Trey Ellis (1 x 60 minutes per project)

  • Live stream group sessions with selected Write Retreaters 

  • Optional daily activities exclusively designed for writers

  • Daily tips 

  • Survival kits

  • Yoga sessions designed for writers

  • Stimulating treats 

  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email and online meeting may be scheduled. 

  • To confirm your attendance full fee is required to be paid prior to the start date. 

  • The fees is applicable per project.

  • It is possible to apply as an individual or as a team of co-writers & directors. Collaborative groups present one application per project. 

  • A good knowledge of English is essential to participate in the retreat as all script consultations and group discussions will be in English. 

  • The retreat is located in the online biosphere so good internet connection is required. ​

 

The Retreat does not include 

Air travel & spreading of dangerous virus 

For more information please contact:
anthea@thewriteretreat.eu

marietta@thewriteretreat.eu