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Origins of Echo

Short films: sometimes the original idea comes from a real life incident but needs adaptation to work well. Watch director Lewis Arnold explain.

In Week 2, we looked at the different origins of film stories. As you have heard, Echo came from the writer, James Walker, observing a particular event and then seeing it happen again two weeks later.

However, the overall structure came out of the collaboration between the writer and director, with additional ideas coming into the story which gave the character greater depth.

How different would the film have been if Lewis had not added in the family and the backstory?

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