In my last blog, I explained why the personal essay is the single most important element of your MFA film school candidacy. Now that you know what it is and why it matters so damn much, you need to know how to write it. DO open with a story. You want to be a storyteller?
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Writing the Film School Personal Essay (Part 2 of 2)
At the age of twelve, I was deported to Ireland — by my mother. She thought the change of scenery, and some time spent with her side of the family, would be good for my overly inquisitive nature. I quickly translated her act of banishment into my own deliberate act of self-exile. In my stubborn twelve-year-old mind, this seemed more dramatic somehow. At that age, I had little wisdom and what some would call a fairly banal Irish Catholic upbringing: my father was a gifted horseman, a raging alcoholic, and a crisis-fomenting tyrant. I spent the next year and a half living and working on a rural farm in the Irish countryside.
UCLA – Sample Essay for MFA in Film Production
How do you write the perfect personal essay for film school? Admissions experts at Forster-Thomas have the answers. USC film school calls it a Personal Statement. So does NYU Tisch.