Screenwriting Course

 Structure  –  Tutor  –  Enrolement/Fees   –  Testimonials

Tailored Online Screenwriting Course. 

This six week screenwriting course offers both new and experienced screenwriters an opportunity to develop general writing skills and explore in depth screenwriting technique. The course will focus on important aspects of screenwriting such as – the visual narrative, character development, chronology, point of view, dramatic tension, timing and dialogue.

Course tutor Rory Kilalea, is an experienced screenwriter and film maker. He has been teaching screenwriting and film for many years.

(Timing is flexible and, for those with already busy schedules, it may take longer than six weeks to complete the course. Six months is the maximum stretch.)

Rory’s full profile


Structure: Screenwriting Course

Each week, students receive by email a tutorial from Rory on a specific craft subject and a related exercise. Rory will return feedback on the assignment. Your course is highly individualized; Rory works one-on-one with you. If you are already working on a script, or if you have an idea for one, and would like to work on this for part or the entirety of the course, please make this know at the outset.



Enrolment/Fees: Screenwriting Course

Fee: €515 
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You will shortly receive an introductory email from your course tutor (normally within 3 working days). We hope that you find the course useful, constructive and enjoyable. Please fill out the Feedback form after the last module.


6 Week Course Payment




Testimonials: Screenwriting Course

Firstly, I think overall the course is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found I learnt so much and was inspired to start making and writing films of my own. – Hamish Muir, Scotland

Practical and inspiring. – Nick Richnond, London

Rory was an Inspirational tutor. – Onysha Collins, Caribbean

Just want to say a big “Thank-you” to Rory Kilalea for reviewing my play “Dead Ducks”.  He indeed knows his craft, and I am grateful for his comments. – Anne Maher

Firstly, I think overall the course is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found I learnt so much and was inspired to start making and writing films of my own. – Hamish Muir, Scotland

Practical and inspiring. – Nick Richnond, London

Rory was an Inspirational tutor. – Onysha Collins, Caribbean

Just want to say a big “Thank-you” to Rory Kilalea for reviewing my play “Dead Ducks”.  He indeed knows his craft, and I am grateful for his comments. – Anne Maher



Course Tutor: Rory Kilalea

RORY has worked in many parts of the world in education, radio, feature film, theatre, and television since 1970.
He has taught television and film internationally, including at – Goldsmith Hall, London; University of San Francisco; Johannesburg; Dubai; Bahrain; Ireland and in Harare where he taught film at the University of Zimbabwe to Honours level.
He has taught at the University of Zimbabwe as lecturer in theatre skills.

As a producer, writer, director and educator RORY KILALEA has worked in numerous capacities within the creative industries for the past thirty five years (since 1975), including feature film, theatre, television, television, radio, animation and education.  With a career that spans the globe, he has experience as a feature film production manager, television and radio director  and academic lecturer.

Rory is also an accomplished writer of award winning plays, films and short stories that have been produced or published in the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Malaysia and the US.  An experienced teacher and lecturer, he has taught film directing English and creative writing in numerous locations, including Goldsmith Hall,Athens, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, South Africa and the Middle East.

As a passionate campaigner, Rory had directed and written many AIDS related film projects for a variety of charitable foundations, including UNESCO, The Ford Foundation, and Johns Hopkins University (USA).  He also consulted on many capacity building projects in Africa with Media For Development (Harare/USA).

He is currently working as a freelance producer, director, writer and teacher.  This includes writing and producing a 28 minute animated programme against violence for the Middle East youth market, as well as completing a novel and short story anthology ‘Laughing Now’.  He has recently facilitated the writers’ workshops for young Zimbabwean writers on behalf of the Zimbabwean Film Institute, and he currently lectures and mentors BA Filmmaking students at the Met Film School at Ealing Studios in London in directing, production and adapting a script to screen.

BA English (HONS) Lond. (Drama / linguistics / literature)
Graduate Certificate in Education (UCL.)
Licentiate of Trinity College London (Drama / Teaching)
NACALD- Improvisational Drama for Actors ( University of San Francisco)
Certificate in Scriptwriting, (ICS)

Film and Television

Rory has directed various television programmes and documentaries for companies such as: BBC (UK), Quest (USA), Fortune Promo 7 (Bahrain/Kuwait), Filmworks (UAE).  He was a second unit director on New Line Cinema’s DARK CITY (1998) and directed the location filming unit for Paul Simon’s GRACELAND concert.

He has worked on International and African feature and television productions and directed two television series for the (then) black channel for South African Television (S.A.T.V.).  He was a newsreader on television in Zimbabwe and was awarded the Presenter of the Year in 1980  for his television programmes, commercials and AIDS documentaries.

He has tackled such documentary subjects as the Great Railway journeys (BBC) to the 7 star hotel in the UAE (Burj Al Arab), desalination (Bahrain) and corporates throughout the Middle, the Far East and Asia.   He has also worked with the Johns Hopkins University in Tanzania / Uganda / Zimbabwe as well as UNESCO on documentaries on HIV and Sexual Health for Africa.

He has directed over 200 Advertising Commercials for local and international television stations since 1983.  Shooting  Products include: Coca Cola/Sprite/Land Rover Discovery/Nivea/Kuwait Airways/ Christian Aid Commercial/ Gulf Air / and Gillette.  Rory has written and produced animated commercials as well, serving as creative producer on a series of short animation films for Kellogg’s, Coca Cola and pilots for animation series.  Many of his commercials gained awards at the London International Advertising Festival,  New York Festival and International Advertising Association.

As a producer, line producer or production manager, he has worked on over thirty feature films and television programmes based in Southern Africa, including: Yellow Card (Media For Development Trust Zimbabwe, 1999), Congo (Paramount, 1995), A Far Off Place (Disney, 1993), A World Apart (Working Title, 1988),  Cry Freedom (Universal, 1987) and Jit (Film Africa, 1990). His drama- documentary film on the life of John Bradburne, a missionary working amongst leprosy patients, raised $1000000.00 for new hospitals for the patients in Zimbabwe.(Independent,Catholic Church 1984). He has also consulted on budget and location assessments for major studios, including Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount, Fil de Broc, and Universal Studios..  In 1990, he designed a trainee scheme to develop the skills of local talent in the feature film industry within Zimbabwe.

All films and video /Television programmes have all been available or distributed in the UK and Europe.



Enrolment Conditions: Screenwriting Course

Once the Screenwriting Course has commenced, there are no transfers or refunds in the event you are unable to continue. In exceptional circumstances, a time extension may be granted if the student is unable to complete the course in the allotted time limit. You understand the course materials are copyright and agree never to sell, rent or otherwise distribute your course materials in any way. Enrolment in the Screenwriting Course is taken as acceptance of conditions.

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