Brenden Bell

Brenden Bell is a screenwriter, video producer, editor, teacher, and Visual Content Manager with The Initiative Production Company. He loves eating ice cream, everything nerdy/dorky, thinking too much, and dogs (mostly just the big ones, but he’s open-minded)

The Shane Black School of Memorable Minor Characters

When I watch a film, the minor characters are never something I really focus ...

Making a Move

I was always that kid on the playground who would prefer to watch the ...

Continuity is Important: How to Keep it Consistent

As an independent filmmaker, continuity isn’t something you really think about as relevant or ...

Starting a Film Career in 5 Simple Steps

The deeper I make my way into the film industry, little by little and ...

How to Write a Terrible Script

I challenged our office to all write “do it yourself” blogs this week. Feeling ...

The Most Exciting Sword Fight Supercut You’ll Ever See

From Errol Flynn to Uma Thurman, epic sword fights have been a staple in ...

How to Find Royalty Free Music That Doesn’t Suck

If you’ve ever been a film school student or a no-budget independent filmmaker, then ...

Anatomy of the Best Loglines

Knowing where to start in the creative process of writing can be daunting for ...

How to Decide if a Movie is Good or Bad

There are so many creative and wonderful films out there; some we love and ...

What the New Pirates Movie Needs to Succeed

There have been a fair share of big budget film franchises which shone brightly ...