Archive | Heros Journey


And it was all going so well… Or was it? Filmmakers, Screenwriters, Creatives… Are you operating in a Red Sea or a Blue Sea?

The last three years have been brutal for me. As I know they have for so many others too. I am not unique in this regard. While smarter people may have chosen to allow their companies to go under during the pandemic, I chose to fight through bankruptcy and have emerged from the other side. […]

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Christopher Vogler and The Hero’s Journey… The Outline, Archetypes and Mythical Memo

I thought I would share some detailed insight into the heros journey… The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative… identified by the American scholar Joseph Campbell that appears in drama, storytelling, myth, religious ritual, and psychological development. It describes the typical adventure of the archetype known as The Hero, the person who goes out […]

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Listen to Joseph Campbell Lectures: The Power of Myth and Storytelling online and free

Anyone who has seen me speak at the London Screenwriters’ Festival or come to the Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass will know that I hold in high regard the ‘heros journey’ story model. It was first and most comprehensively written about by Joseph Campbell (and famously plundered by George Lucas with Star Wars). Many story models are […]

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