The evolution of Silence in Berlin
Wolff, Matthew Craig
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This report recounts the development and creative process of writing the feature screenplay Silence in Berlin, from the seed of an idea to the conception of the story, from first draft to the completion of the final draft. Based on a true story, Silence in Berlin is historical fiction; as such, it presented its own set of challenges, which are described in this account. As I reflected on the process I went through to write this screenplay, I came to a clearer understanding of the decisions that I made in the process of writing and rewriting the script.