Friday, November 30, 2012
Christian Movie Connect Episode 50 - Bart Gavigan
A native of the U.K., Bart Gavigan is known in Hollywood as, “The Script Doctor,” with the gift to look at film projects – both small and great and analyze what they need to be more successful. As a veteran writer and film-maker, he runs clinics for major European and Hollywood screenwriters with his creative partner, Martina Nagel. Bart is the producer and writer of the award-winning Christian films, “Luther” (with Joseph Fiennes and Peter Ustinov) and “End of the Spear.”
In this interview, Gavigan talks with CMC host, Cheryl Ariaz Wicker, about his life in the film industry and the emphasis he puts on relationship. As a script consultant and mentor, Bart believes in developing the whole person, not just screenwriting talents and craft.
Bart is an advisor to Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute and has acted as advisor to Equinox and British Screen in Europe. His newest film, “The Film-Makers Son,” tells the gripping story of an inner-city teen in Reading, England who struggles to put together disturbing pieces of his life after an unexpected tragedy. The film is set to release in 2013.