With over two decades experience in analysing scripts, I have consulted on well over a thousand screenplays and productions as script editor or reader/consultant. Previous clients include Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Screen Tasmania, SBS Independent, as well as numerous independent production companies and filmmakers.
I consult across genre and narrative kind and offer guidance on the staples of dramatic and cinematic writing including: characterisation, structure, plot, theme, tone, point-of-view and audience experience. Drawing on three decades experience as a filmmaker I prefer to attune to the unique qualities of the story under consideration rather than apply a ready-made template of what a film should look and sound. I see film as art as well as entertainment.
Rates for a Single Script Consultation
Feature film Screenplay (90-120 pages): written notes and face-to-face meeting $1100
Short Film Screenplay (up to 15 pages): written notes and face-to-face meeting $350
Feature Treatment (up to 35 pages ): written notes and face to face meeting $600
Payment must be made in advance.
Prices are subject to screenplay length and client requirements.
My usual turn around for a one-off script consultancy is 2-3 weeks.
Please contact me here if you would like to commission a one-off written report and/or face-to-face script consultation for your short or feature film, or if you wish to discuss my more extended services as a script editor.
Script Editor Credits
I script edited feature film The Rocket and AFI-nominated documentary Girl in a Mirror, working closely with each writer/director over several drafts. Both films attracted much critical acclaim and a slew of international and local awards. The Rocket was also Australia’s Official Entry for the 86th Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film.
TESTIMONIALS FROM FILMMAKERS
‘Miro was deeply involved in the scripting process for The Rocket…Through every stage she gave precise, creative and inspiring suggestions and feedback…[She] is one of the brightest practitioners in our industry.’
- Sylvia Wilczynski (producer) and Kim Mordaunt (writer/director), The Rocket, 28 October 2012.
‘Miro was very astute in her feedback and assisted us in winnowing the material into a strong narrative arc. She was intelligent, sensitive and thoughtful and worked well with the writer/director Kathy Drayton.’
- Helen Bowden (producer) Girl in a Mirror, 29 October 2012
Script Consultant | Directing Mentor
The hardest part about being magical is remembering to be ordinary.
Live-action and animation intersect to illustrate Agatha’s journey, for this HIVE Fund-supported half-hour film for ABC Arts. Premiered Adelaide Festival 2017.
Half-hour drama, written and directed by artist Emma Magenta
Produced by Ester Harding, See Pictures