Storytelling key to quality films

Triegaardt indicated that Batswana writers should explore various genres like horror and thriller
Triegaardt indicated that Batswana writers should explore various genres like horror and thriller

The conductor of the two-day MultiChoice Talent Factory Master classes, Allison Triegaardt has advised that Botswana film and television industry needs to focus on improving the quality of storytelling.

Speaking to Arts & Culture during the just-ended master classes that were held this week, Triegaardt said the classes were geared towards character development in storytelling.  “Amongst others, we looked at fictional relationships between characters. There are many reasons to attract audiences, but characters make sure that we tune in all the time,” she said.

Triegaardt also indicated that Batswana writers should explore various genres like horror, fantasy and thriller. “We tend to stick to realism, but our audience is hungry for something out of the ordinary,” she highlighted.  Triegaardt said her classes included 20 film and TV experts who are advanced and active. “We opened a dialogue amongst us. They kept me on my toes and they were able to connect,” she said. 

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