Who knew fifth graders could be so good at The Hero's Journey?!

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of collaborating with Take Two Film Academy to teach screenwriting at West End Secondary School on the Upper-West Side in New York. And boy, did those kids really know their stuff!

To kick off the lesson, John played an incredible short film, The Lunch Date, which we've included below for your viewing pleasure.

 

 

Then, John dialogued with the kids to identify story elements and how they fit into the hero's journey. Here are the highlights:

 

Protagonist

Want to learn more about the protagonist? Check out this post.

 

Inciting Incident

More on the inciting incident is coming soon–keep an eye out!

 

Objective

Want to learn more about objective? Check out this post.

 

Flaw

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Antagonist

Want to learn more about the antagonist? Check out this post.

 

Mentor

More on the mentor is coming soon–keep an eye out!

 

Theme

More on the theme is coming soon–keep an eye out!

 

Resolution

More on the resolution is coming soon–keep an eye out!

 

We had such a blast at West End Secondary School!

Special thanks to Megan Kiefer of Take Two Film Academy for inviting us, Troy Enoka for shooting the event, and all the wonderful students in Ms. Emily's fifth grade class for your outstanding participation!

 

If you're interested in having Young Screenwriters visit your classroom, let us know!