Stéphanie Joalland, Author at Raindance

About Stéphanie Joalland


Originally from France, Stéphanie holds a Masters in Business from Audencia Nantes. She began her career in story development at TF1 International and Canal Plus, worked as a story editor on TF1 animated series such as Emmy-nominated Pet Aliens, wrote live-action TV scripts, created a Sci-Fi animated series for Luc Besson’s Europa Corp for Canal Plus: Valerian & Laureline based on the comics.

After directing short films in France she moved to Los Angeles to study filmmaking at UCLA, graduated in 2008 then set up a UK-based production company Frenzy Films with fellow UCLA alumnus Sean McConville. In 2014 she wrote, directed and produced her first feature The Quiet Hour starring Dakota Blue Richards and Karl Davies which premiered at Galway Film Fleadh, was nominated for Best British Film at Raindance, Best International Film at Sofia Film Festival, won Best Feature at Kansas City Filmfest, showcased at Newport Beach, premiered on Sky Cinema in the UK, and sold to multiple territories including the U.S.

She's currently pre-producing Sean McConville’s upcoming thriller The Last Moon to be filmed spring 2018 while also developing her sophomore film, Ice, a contained science-driven sci-f thriller.

Stéphanie’s an alumna of Berlinale Talents and IFP Emerging Narrative in NYC. She works as an advisor and mentor on the Raindance MA Film Program in association with Staffordshire University in England.

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6 Rules of Screenplay Research

6 Rules of Screenplay Research

It’s often said in screenwriting books that scribes should write about what they know. I personally think it’s advice that needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Oftentimes when you are hired to pen a script you have to write about something you know nothing about...

Piqûre de rappel: pourquoi les scénaristes (et pas juste les auteurs-réalisateurs) feraient bien d’écrire des scénarios de films à petit budget eux aussi!

Par Stéphanie Joalland –  Ceci est une traduction de mon article publié par Raindance. En début d’année beaucoup de scénaristes se lancent dans l’écriture d’un nouveau scénario pour tenir leurs résolutions du nouvel an. Du coup, je me suis dit qu’une piqûre de...
5 Reasons Your Script Needs A Paper Edit

5 Reasons Your Script Needs A Paper Edit

A movie is essentially written three times. Once (many times!) on the screenwriter’s laptop, the second time during production and the third time in the editing room. And quite frankly I’m learning more about screenwriting from editing my first feature film “The Quiet...