The Hero's Journey, harnessing the power of myth for your stories, career and life

with Christopher Vogler


The Hero

The Hero’s Journey as a story model has itself become mythical.

And with good reason. It resonates on a profoundly deeper level with the human condition than all other story structures, templates, rules…

It reflects how human beings make decisions. The form and flow of the Hero’s Journey has the capacity to entertain, inform, and on a deeper level (and when executed well) it gives us the courage to make difficult choices in our own lives.

You see, we aren’t just screenwriters. We are the teachers, magicians, artists, healers… we are the storytellers, who if we have the courage, can reflect back at the viewers and readers the deep truths as we see them.

And so we invite you on two parallel and extraordinary journeys with us…

The Hero’s Journey of your script, and The Writer’s Journey of your career.

Both are deeply intertwined and reflect our personal and characters’ successes and failures. And this is at the heart of great storytelling.

Master both of these journeys and you will open up a whole new universe where what we do will connect with people on a global scale.

And if there is one story master to take us on these two journeys, it’s Christopher Vogler.

When: Thursday 14th September 2017
Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Where: Regents University, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS
Passes: £99.00

While working at Disney, Christopher Vogler wrote a memo to the executives at the studio, outlining how they could better leverage this structure in their films. That memo quickly became the most hotly sought after document in Hollywood and directly led to his book ‘The Writers Journey’, one of the top three screenwriting books on the planet.

We are privileged to have Christopher fly from LA to be with us and present this one day masterclass during festival week at the London Screenwriters’ Festival (a class that normally sells for £300). You will hear from the foremost expert on how understanding and utilising the hero’s journey will significantly improve your work and thus increase the chances of production. And as a kicker, you will grow and contribute to human consciousness as a creative storyteller.

After analysing many thousands of scripts and acting as story consultant to some of the biggest names in the industry as well as studios, Voger is in the unique position of being both active practitioner and story expert.

In this masterclass we will examine…

The Craft of YOUR Heros Journey

  • The twelve stages of the Hero’s Journey and why it is present in so many films
  • Rising above genre and why thinking of the Hero’s Journey as a ‘genre’ tool is a mistake
  • Examples in action – from classic sci-fi to hard hitting small scale drama
  • The eight archetypes in all stories (even yours) and how to leverage their ancient power more effectively
  • How and why the hero’s journey works on human beings so powerfully
  • The eighteen story elements that are essential for connecting your audience to your hero
  • How to see the deep structure in your work and refine for greater emotional impact
  • Mastery of the journey and why, like the hero in your story, it’s already within – it just needs unleashing

The Art of YOUR Writers Journey

  • Why stories impact so powerfully
  • Why the hero’s journey will help feed the soul and answer the question ‘why do I choose this?’
  • The paradox of failure and success – and the importance of both in your hero’s journey
  • Growing as an artist and why it’s the foundation of all of your success
  • Why success will never be enough, merely a stepping stone to your next adventure

Prepare for an unforgettable journey for the characters in your film, and for YOU on your own journey of creativity, courage, growth and contribution.

When: Thursday 14th September 2017`
Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Where: Regents University, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS
Passes: £99.00

Christopher Vogler is a veteran Hollywood story consultant known the world over for his landmark book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers. As a consultant he has influenced the stories of many productions including Disney’s The Lion King, Aladdin, Hercules, Fantasia 2000; Fox’s Fight Club, The Thin Red Line, Courage Under Fire, and for other studios 10,000 BCKarate Kid II, Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler and Noah, Will Smith’s Focus, Hancock, Men In Black III, I Am Legend, etc.  He consults with major corporations on storytelling and branding and presents workshops globally on the power of stories to change minds and lives.

Appearing in this session

Christopher Vogler

Christopher Vogler – Hero's Journey Story Consultant

Credits include: The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers

Story consultant to the biggest names in Hollywood.
Christopher Vogler

Festival Week: Additional One Day Masterclasses

Pitching Thursday (Evening): LondonSWF Festival Week Evening Workshop (Sept 6th 2018)

Pitching Thursday (Evening): LondonSWF Festival Week Evening Workshop (Sept 6th 2018)

Don’t fall at the first hurdle. Prepare for an extraordinary PitchFest at the LSF by joining Hollywood pitch guru Pilar Alessandra who will transform your pitch so you can present professionally and with confidence.

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: Day 1 of LondonSWF Festival Week

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: Day 1 of LondonSWF Festival Week

Talent is great but relationships get you hired. The ability to create powerful new relationships in any given situation is one of the primary factors in the success of your career and that of any screenplay that you write. A one day masterclass.