April 23 - June 14
Screenwriting: Horror/Psychological Thriller (Apr. 2020)
Registration is open until April 23, 2020
Owen Egerton

The application period for the course has ended. Watch the Sundance Co//ab newsletter for updates on future course offerings.


Learn the foundational elements of writing a horror/psychological thriller screenplay with an accomplished genre screenwriter as your guide. In this live, online course, you will develop a new script idea into an outline that can be used to create your first draft. These eight weeks will cover character arcs, film structure, atmosphere and setting, and the distinction between supernatural horror and psychological horror. Sessions include presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.


The course will be held live in our virtual classroom. All sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.


  • DURATION: Eight weeks, April 23 - June 14 
  • SCHEDULE: Thursdays, 9am - 11am PT 
    • Extended first class session: Thursday, April 23, 9am - 12pm PT
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between June 8 - 14
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 30 at 2pm PT

Instructor
Award winning filmmaker and novelist Owen Egerton is the screenwriter and writer/director of several films including BLOOD FEST (Rooster Teeth, Warner Media) and MERCY BLACK (Blumhouse, Universal). Working in horror, comedy, and occasionally animation, Egerton has written for Fox, Disney, and Warner Brothers, HBO and more. more...
Advisor
Peter Biegen is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright, film maker and wanna-be alchemist. He co-wrote the screenplay THE LAST LULLABY (with Max Allan Collins) and wrote and directed the short film CEREMONIES OF THE HORSEMAN (starring Richard Schiff and Josh Zuckerman). more...
Advisor
New York, NY, USA
Deborah Goodwin is a writer-producer-director, who’s work in film and television began as a Development Executive for Sanford-Pillsbury Productions (Desperately Seeking Susan, River’s Edge, How to Make an American Quilt). Deborah’s Urbanworld Film Festival, Best Screenplay win for her darkly provocative family drama “Cherry’s”, launched her filmmaking path. Deborah has written for Emmy-winning and Independent Spirit Award nominated Producers like Rescue Dawn’s Harry Knapp, Dark Matter’s Andrea Miller, and for shows like the cult favorite horror series “Tales from The Cryptkeeper.” She is a Film Independent and IFP lab fellow and a newly minted co-creator, writer and executive producer of the noir-crime-thriller “Hot Freeze”. more...

Join the Discussion