Genre Studies: 4 Tips for Writing a Found Footage Film

The market for found footage films is an unsteady one at best. Just when you think the fad has gone out of style, promising specs sales such as Glimmer (a found footage time travel script by writer Carter Blanchard) and The Dyatlov Pass Incident by Vikram Weet take on the genre from another angle and prove that not every found footage film on the production slate has to be Paranormal Activity 12.

Because found footage films are cheap to produce, there will always be a demand for found footage scripts that are well-written and approach the genre in a new way.