John Bucher

John Bucher is a writer and mythologist based out of Los Angeles. He has worked with companies including the Joseph Campbell Foundation, HBO, DC Comics, and A24 Films.

Finding Your Flock: An Interview with the Storks Writer/Director and Cast

Finding Your Flock: An Interview with the Storks Writer/Director and Cast

John Bucher had a chance to sit down with Stoller and the cast of Storks — Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, and Stephen Kramer Glickman — to talk about the project.

# Read # The Collection # LA Screenwriter # Interview
4 min read

Making Words Sing: A Conversation with Writer/Director Garth Jennings

Making Words Sing: A Conversation with Writer/Director Garth Jennings

"That moment has got to feel like the greatest moment of this guy's life, you know, like we're behind him and not in front of him."

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7 min read

Creating the Unimaginable with Fran Kranz and Ann Dowd

Creating the Unimaginable with Fran Kranz and Ann Dowd

Mass takes place in the aftermath of a violent tragedy that affects the lives of two couples in different ways. What both couples have experienced is unimaginable.

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8 min read

Stephen Chbosky: Feeling Alone, Journeys Toward Truth, and Refusing to Romanticize Pain

Stephen Chbosky: Feeling Alone, Journeys Toward Truth, and Refusing to Romanticize Pain

"I'm not interested in people’s pain; I'm interested in their salvation. I'm not interested in their isolation; I'm interested in their catharsis." - Stephen Chbosky

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6 min read

True Heroes, LEGOs, and Bad Scripts: An Interview with Robert McKee – Part II

True Heroes, LEGOs, and Bad Scripts: An Interview with Robert McKee – Part II

John Bucher continues the discussion on story’s past, present, and future with Robert McKee.

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5 min read

Knowing When It's Too Soon

Knowing When It's Too Soon

"Where the humor comes out of is not from the tragedy itself, but how we react to it. It's probably sad to say, but this documentary might have relevance for a very long time because there's always going to be a tragedy to deal with." - Nick Scown

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6 min read

Tough Choices and Following Your Dreams: Experiencing Siân Heder’s CODA

Tough Choices and Following Your Dreams: Experiencing Siân Heder’s CODA

A significant challenge for many writers can be to center a story within a community that they, themselves, are not a part of. Siân Heder acknowledges the challenge and how she navigated it.

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7 min read

How Director Nick Hamm Found John DeLorean’s Story in Driven

How Director Nick Hamm Found John DeLorean’s Story in Driven

Nick Hamm's Driven is a fast-paced, comedic crime thriller of a bromance gone wrong between John DeLorean, played by Lee Pace, and Jim Hoffman, played by Jason Sudeikis.

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6 min read

Having Something to Say - A Look at "9 Days" and the Work of Edson Oda

Having Something to Say - A Look at "9 Days" and the Work of Edson Oda

I learned that if you write something from your heart, even if you think it's ridiculous, someone who reads it or sees it or watches it could be affected by it. Then you both might not feel so alone.

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5 min read

The Conflicted Protagonist

The Conflicted Protagonist

While few characters will hold appeal for every audience member, John Bucher shares approaches to flawed characters that decrease the chances of alienating your audience in the process.

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4 min read

Infinite Reincarnations: One Story’s Mythical Journey from the Page to the Screen

Infinite Reincarnations: One Story’s Mythical Journey from the Page to the Screen

The life of a novelist is a very solitary endeavor. You engage the blank page on your own ... But in order for it to become a commercial product that is going to reach a wider audience, there has to be collaboration there.

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8 min read

Hamlet, Mad Men, and Universals in Storytelling: An Interview with Robert McKee – Part I

Hamlet, Mad Men, and Universals in Storytelling: An Interview with Robert McKee – Part I

John Bucher discusses story’s past, present, and future with the man who literally wrote the book on the subject: Robert McKee.

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9 min read

Author of 'The Reincarnationist Papers,' Eric Maikranz, Discusses Trusting Your Readers

Author of 'The Reincarnationist Papers,' Eric Maikranz, Discusses Trusting Your Readers

I didn’t talk about that because I was terrified that any artistic input that I might say … would end up diverting the course of this script one or two degrees from its true North and then it ends up in a deal that doesn’t get done.

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1 min read

The Origin Story of Screenwriter Ian Shorr and His New Film, "Infinite"

The Origin Story of Screenwriter Ian Shorr and His New Film, "Infinite"

"If you want to get better odds of selling a spec, write a role that could change a movie star’s life." - Ian Shorr

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1 min read

NY Times Bestseller and Comic Writer Jim Krueger

NY Times Bestseller and Comic Writer Jim Krueger

“When I go back ... I lied a lot. That was the beginning of my storytelling career."

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1 min read
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