David Baboulene, PhD

Narrative Theorist, Story Consultant

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David is a story consultant on dozens of film and television productions including the multi-award winning feature Homeless Ashes (2019) and the Oscar-nominated 2020 film White Gold. He has also written nine books, including his career-defining masterwork: The Primary Colours of Story (2020). He has a PhD for his original research into narrative theory and speaks internationally on how stories get their power to grip and intrigue a human mind.


Feedback from David’s Seminars

‘Every session provided a “eureka moment” for me; another sudden insight into ways to improve my stories and find direction for me as a writer.’

‘Receiving a publishing deal was a dream turned reality. In my acknowledgement page is written: David Baboulene: I did it, and you are a heck of a teacher!’
(Kerri Cuevas, Author Deadly Kisses, 2013)

‘David Baboulene is truly a master when it comes to the science behind storytelling.’
(Craig Hinde, Producer/Director)

‘David’s approach to story really gets under the bonnet of your specific narrative, rather than relying on tired old structural dictates. Highly recommended!’
(Alex Marx, Scriptwriter)

‘We cannot recommend David Baboulene highly enough. His insights and expertise on story creation have been invaluable, helping us get the script of Hallo Joe to the point where we’ve sold the option and look forward to full production.’
(Mark Halliley & Perry Schaffer, Scriptwriters)

‘David Baboulene is The Story Ninja!’
(Nick Wild, Writer/Director)

More information

David Baboulene, PhD is appearing at the following sessions:

1530 Knowledge Gaps and Subtext with David Baboulene, PhD

1530 Knowledge Gaps and Subtext with David Baboulene, PhD

Painting in negative space. Jazz is about the notes NOT played. And in writing, it’s the SUBTEXT that makes a script stand out. Learn how to make your reader an active participant in the story and therefore a champion for your script.              

1700 Creating Compelling Characters with David Baboulene, PhD

1700 Creating Compelling Characters with David Baboulene, PhD

Nurture your characters into life and have them grip your audience.