Weekly Production Tip #15 – High Concept VS Low Concept

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Think and talk about your story like a pro by knowing about High Concept & Low Concept story types.

One of the most useful things when writing screenplays is knowing what kind of story you’re trying to tell. Not only does it help crystallise the structure of the story in your own mind, it also helps when pitching / describing the screenplay to your friends / a very powerful and rich development executive who might just buy your script.

The idea of high / low concept is easily – and so frequently – misunderstood. Here is our 5-minute breakdown:

High concept is a story with a unique and concise premise that can be described (see: pitched) in 3 sentences or less.

Low concept is a story that puts focus on the world and characters surrounding the plot, instead of the plot itself.

Watch our video below to find out more about High & Low concept stories:



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