Charlie Kaufman Inspiring ‘Manifesto’
Charlie Kaufman is one of the most generous screenwriters around when it comes to talking about his work and his journey to get where he is.
Last September, he gave a 70 minute speech that closed the BAFTA’s Screenwriters’ Lecture Series. Director/Editor Eliot Rausch (that you might already know from his Vimeo Festival winning short Last Minutes With Oden) extracted five minutes from Kaufman’s speech, and cut over a video titled What I have to Offer.
Kaufman delivers a powerful speech and his honesty and intensity are both parts of his trademarks and his strength. Thanks to Rausch’s edit, these five minutes actually sound like a manifesto, a call to rally forces and think different; to create different.
There are so many great moments within those five minutes that I actually felt the urge to transcribe them so I could get back and read Kaufman’s speech whenever needed.
Watch Rausch’s edit and read Kaufman‘s speech below, enjoy:
Thanks to Damon Lindelof
check the archives for a taste of it.