Christopher Bessette Writer Director Terrapin Point Motion Pictures Blog


Written by Christopher     |    Sunday, 30 August 2015
A number of years ago in-between movie projects, I took a job in a Call Centre to make ends meet.  That’s the common vernacular for “survive.”  The Call Centre Supervisor asked me, “What did you do before coming here?” I answered him truthfully but the demeaning mocking look of disbelief he gave me in his silent reply said it all. What followed were weeks of training on how to take a call, answer questions and resolve issues. My closest friends in the Call Centre training class were all artists of some sort. One guy was a Comic Book Artist, another was… Read more...

The Art of Capturing An Image

Written by Christopher     |    Friday, 22 November 2013
Filmmakers will immediately recognize his name, Vilmos Zsigmond ASC.  Cinemagoers might not recognize his name but they will know the movies he's shot: "Close Encounters,"  "Deliverance," "McCabe & Mrs. Miller," "The Long Goodbye" and many others.  I came across this article written by Vilmos and I shared it with my cameraman friends.  If you're interested in the art of capturing an image, it is worth the read.   What follows is Vilmos' article. He titled it, “Cinematography is Changing."   **** "We are all cinematographers now. Using any camera we can afford – Alexa, Red, Sony, Go Pro, iPhone - we… Read more...

A Screenwriter's Jungle

Written by Christopher     |    Thursday, 02 August 2012
This is an article I was asked to contribute to Script Magazine online, (first published June 2, 2009) about my adventure writing & directing a feature film that has been billed as “Gangs of New York” meets “City of God” in the jungle.  It’s about writers instinct and navigating an epic story that spans almost 50 years, transliterating a culture, way of communication and the way of life of a pre-stone age tribal people that exist today to a modern audience. My mission: Take the story of an Amazonas jungle tribe leader who has reached the pinnacle of Shamanism. His language… Read more...

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