How To Be A Terrible Secret Agent

When you’re trying to write a creative spy flick, it’s hard to balance the excitement with reality. There are so many movies about a secret agent on the run from the Bad Guys, but are they really doing what they should be to get away?

Check out this video for Wired has Jonna Mendez break down various tropes found in spy movies. Jonna Mendez was a CIA Chief of Disguise, so she knows a thing or two about the topic. So, when trying to make an innovative movie with spies, remember these tips to make sure you actors can play the perfect spy.


  • Connor Sassmannshausen is a screenwriter, video producer, and social media organizer with the Initiative Production Company. She loves watching movies, nerdy t-shirts, travelling and taking broken things apart (but not necessarily putting them back together).


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