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Talking Paper Interview Series: Ryan Uytdewilligen

Talking Paper Interview Series: Ryan Uytdewilligen

Ryan Uytdewilligen is a Vancouver-based screenwriter and prose author whose books include 101 Most Influential Coming of Age Movies (2016, Algora Publishing) and a novel,Tractor (2016, Sartoris Literary Group). Uytdewilligen grew up on a farm in Lethbridge, Alberta, and studied writing for film and television at Vancouver Film School. His decision to pursue film rather than farming was partially influenced by the deaths of his parents by the time he was 19and the theme of events and relationships shaping young people's lives and choices continues to resonate deeply within his books and scripts. I recently interviewed Uytdewilligen who discussed screenwriting, some of cinema's earliest coming-of-age movies, informative books that he's read, and those he has written.

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