icon icon

Stephen Cleary's Advanced Story Workshop

Behind the scenes of 'How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?' | Dir. Simon Croker | Photo: Serena Siow

icon $720

icon Mon-Tues, 9.00-5.00

Talk to our Admissions team

icon 1300 131 461

Explore Screenwriting with Stephen Cleary

This advanced workshop will give you a deep understanding of how audiences experience a story to explore plot, character, and theme, and more besides. Industry expert Stephen Cleary guarantees to change your way of thinking about how you approach writing (and rewriting) any screen story.

Learn how to stop thinking about how your story should work and start thinking about how your audience actually experiences your story

Explore how form shapes plotting and characterisation

Investigate if there are stories entirely structured around theme alone – and how do you do that?

Is Stephen Cleary's Advanced Story Workshop right for you?

What you’ll learn here is flexible and applies from blockbuster to a personal art-house movie stories, from an entire TV drama series to a single online webisode and is relevant for fiction and documentary.

Meet Your Tutors

Stephen Cleary

Stephen Cleary has worked in film and television for over 20 years. His career began at the UK’s national film Agency, where as Head of Development he developed feature films…

Learn More

Stephen Cleary's Advanced Story Workshop

Learn More

What you will need

A good level of understanding of scriptwriting theory and practice will help you get the most from this workshop.

Stephen Cleary's Advanced Story Workshop Offerings


icon 24 Sep 2018 to 25 Sep 2018
Mon-Tues, 9.00-5.00

icon $720

icon AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

There are 12 places available

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.