Podcast: Andres Heinz Talks Black Swan

Andres Heinz

“Somebody I was living with had a psychotic breakdown,” says Black Swan co-writer Andres Heinz. He recalls it as a “horrifying experience,” one that he had to get down on paper. The result inspired Black Swan, the story of one ballerina’s perseverance to succeed  — no matter what it takes. Script sat down with the writer to learn how it took him ten years to go from script to screen with the Oscar-nominated film.

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  2. Ron McGraw

    I’m a novelist who was unfortunately married to someone who became manic depressive and/or paranoid schizophrenic during the third year of our marriage. I can relate to what Andres said about the experience and even wrote a novel describing what that kind of tragic illness can do to a family. I’ve held it back for some years now on purpose, but recently decided to market it. I’ve always pictured it as a movie and I may write a screenplay adapted from the novel. I know firsthand how difficult it is to write about it and congratulate Andres on a job well done.