Learn In-Depth the Classical Structure Techniques and
Inventive Modern Patterns of Telling Stories.


July: 06-07, 13-14, 20 -21
Duration: 2Hrs 30Min per Class
Total: 15 Class Hours
Maximum Participation: 25
Platform: Online Live on Zoom

Fee:  11250/- per person paid in advance at the time of
registration. (INR75O/Hour/15Hours)


01. Softcopy (PDF) of the relevant points discussed during the sessions.

02. The Participants can develop and write a treatment of their stories, if they may, with a personal evaluation by Sab John Edathattil.

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DURATION: 15 Hours

FEES: 11250

Week 01 -Day 01

  • Protagonist’s Untouched Status Quo
  • Crafting Problems
  • Expanding the Problem & World of Story
  • Initial Discovery
  • Key Subplot and Protagonist
  • Maximum Effort
  • Exercises

Week 01 - Day 02

  • Fabricated Solution
  • Final Test & Real Solution
  • Archetypal Situations and Lengths
  • Mid, Peak and Result
  • Where does Climax Fit In
  • Exercises

Week 02 - Day 03

  • Power Vs Conflict
  • The Mechanics of Conflict
  • That Doesn’t Kill Is Stronger
  • Orchestration of Conflict
  • Types of Conflict
  • Motivation, Stakes and Traps
  • Conflicts in Events

Week 02 - Day 04

  • The Only Permanent Rule
  • Being Dissimilar
  • Breaking Formula
  • The Writer’s Objective & Primacy
  • Are all Radical Films Radical?
  • Exercises

Week 03 Day 05

  • Mainstream Experiments in Structure
  • Lessons from the Past
  • Storytelling Myths, Legends and Lies
  • Why some stories can’t be classically told
  • Camera as Storyteller
  • Exercises

Week 03 Day 06

  • The Physics of Drama
  • Stirring the Pot
  • Rule Breaking & Cost Benefits
  • Using Rules to Break Rules
  • Clarity Vs Doubt
  • Exercises



Sab John Edathattil is an Indian screenwriter and filmmaker, who has penned scripts for some very critically acclaimed films in Malayalam and Tamil.

Screenwriter: Chanakyan, Guna, Jilunnu Oru Kadhal and many more... 


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