SCRIPT PITCH booklet

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Tell us about your writing process! How, where and when do you write?

PATRICK ERIKSSON

I write very slowly. I try to write scenes, situations or images with no particular purpose, other than revolving around the theme or setting of the story. Later I organize things trying out different orders, giving the string of scenes a meaning as a whole. I write in my office or when I am completely bored of my own company, in cafés. I try to get writing done during the first half of the day, before taking care of mundane things. Which piece of art, which moment or story has made a significant impression on your writing career? Storywise it‘s all a long build up, from different sources. The films of Ingmar Bergman and Bela Tarr have inspired me in later years. Bergman because of the clarity, Tarr because of the mystery.

Where do you live and how do you start your day? In Lodz, Poland and in Gothenburg, Sweden. I usually start the day by writing. If not stories I try to recall my dreams from last night.

If you had 24h to write a script, what would you write about? A person coming home and finding that another person has taken over her life. Literally, starting by sleeping in her bed, wearing her clothes and so forth. What will be or could be an inspiring moment for you in Berlin?

SWEDEN . THE FALSE KING OF PIKE

Watching the other films at the festival. And meeting the other participants in the workshop.