Chester Branch, author of
the book, Holy Subtext, has obtained several degrees that focus specifically on
Christological content coding: BA in Film and Theology, MA in Directing, and MFA
in Screenwriting. While working on his Doctorate, he works as a script
consultant and develops screenwriting classes.
How/Why did you get
involved with script consulting?
The reason I wanted to get
involved with script consulting is because I’ve always been drawn to the power
of story-telling; not just the story itself but the story behind the story.
Tolkien and Lewis argue that the Grand Narrative (i.e. the Gospel) is embedded
in all aspects of culture. The film and TV culture has always interested me the
most. As a consultant and prof., I want to make as many people aware of this
Gospel message as possible.
The way I got involved was
in 2004 when the Young Audiences of Virginia Organization asked me to help
develop a script targeting specific educational SOLs in
How long have you been a script
I have been a script consultant for 7
years. This includes guest lectures, one-on-one clients, and developing
screenwriting classes for universities.
What company are you
working for now? What does your job entail?
with several companies and universities like Regent U, Screenwriting Basics, and
St. Augustine’s College but my own company is called Parables
Do you do outside
consulting work? If yes, please give your
information for people who may want to obtain your
Yes. You can reach me at email@example.com or my blog http://tinyurl.com/parables2day
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