Writing Pictures with Tony Grisoni

09 OCT // 13h00 // Auditorium

Industry Role: Screenwriter

Major Works: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

This masterclass, hosted by renowned screenwriter Tony Grisoni, will cover topics relating to the craft of screenwriter such as; book-to-screen adaptations, writing original screenplays & writing based on other people’s first-hand witness, as well as working with distinct directors, such as his frequent collaborator Terry Gilliam.



Tony Grisoni worked in many different areas of film making before turning to screenwriting. QUEEN OF HEARTS (1989) was his award winning first feature directed by Jon Amiel. He has worked closely with a number of directors since, including Michael Winterbottom, John Boorman, Sean Durkin and Marc Munden, and has co-written with Terry Gilliam. In 2001, he made the trek along the people smugglers' route from the Pakistan/Afghan border, through Iran and Turkey to Europe with director Michael Winterbottom. The resulting film, IN THIS WORLD, won the 2002 Berlinale Golden Bear. He also wrote BROTHERS OF THE HEAD, 2005 adapted from the novella by Brian W. Aldiss, RED RIDING, 2009 adapted from the David Peace Yorkshire Noir novels. SOUTHCLIFFE, 2013 was an original 4-part drama for Channel 4, directed by Sean Durkin and produced by Peter Carlton and Derrin Schlesinger of Warp Films. CRAZY DIAMOND, 2017, was one of the Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams anthology directed by Marc Munden and starring Steve Buscemi, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Julia Davis & Joanna Scanlan. THE CITY & THE CITY, 2018, is a 4 part BBC 2 drama based on the novel by China Mieville. VANISHED - A VIDEO SEANCE, 1999 was made in collaboration with performance artist and poet, Brian Catling.