Kim Garland

Monday Morning Editor’s Picks: Becoming a Director

I’m all for challenging yourself to learn more about writing by exploring your script from the angle of the other artists involved in bringing it to life. What screenwriter hasn’t thought about becoming a director? 1. Master Shots Series of Books: This book series illustrates how some of the best shots...

Write, Direct, Repeat: Get Set

Back in 2009, when I had just begun studying screenwriting, I went to a one-day workshop on the basics of filmmaking that was geared toward first-time directors. I wasn’t attending because I thought I could ever direct a film – that seemed like a mythical goal well out of my reach...

Write, Direct, Repeat: Grab Life by the Here and Nows

Not long ago, my mom went back to school to become a Medical Assistant. It wasn’t her first career, she worked in magazine marketing when I was growing up, but being part of the medical field had always been her dream. That dream solidified when she was just a teenager and...

Alain Aguilar and Kim Garland

Write, Direct, Repeat: Dare to Make a Scene

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! In August 2011 I stepped onto a film set for the first time as the director. I’d worked on film sets before, but never in this role, and in the first moments of that first day I started getting cold feet....