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STORY

HERO

STORYTELLING
WORKSHOPS

Let's start with you. You are the hero of this story. What do you want? Your students to write a great script. To start to master the craft. To "get it." To tell stories that spark, that inspire, that engage, energize, and move an audience.

A great story can push the needle. It can change hearts and minds. It can move people — to action, to tears, to fits of laughter. But educating filmmakers in the art of story? That is no easy task.

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That's where Julio comes in. (It's "Giulio." It's Italian. Long story.) Julio makes a great pop-in partner. Call him a guest lecturer, a story wizard, a script nerd — whatever you want. A moviemakerauthor, and speaker, Julio has 20+ years of experience in media and entertainment. With a BA in English Lit and an MFA in Film, he's worked on stage and screen, with storytellers of all stripes and experience levels.

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Story Hero is Julio's signature storytelling workshop.

  • Story Hero is an immersive, high-impact experience that serves as a field manual for creating consistently persuasive, memorable, and captivating stories.

  • The workshop has been developed and tested for over 10 years in multiple formats.

  • It can be delivered in-person anywhere in the US, or live online — and for groups of all sizes — as a 1-hour talk, a 6-hour interactive workshop, or a 2-day event.

  • This is not your usual writer's training. This is a smart, fresh, fun workshop designed for undergrad and grad learners who want to truly understand the art, science and craft of storytelling. 

  • The workshop mixes critical storytelling lessons with interactive exercises, break-outs, games, and video. Julio draws on his filmmaking training and experience — showing relevant short film and television examples — to actively engage participants.

  • Then he teaches the group exactly how to apply beginner, intermediate or advanced techniques to real-world projects they are currently working on.​​

 

  • The workshop ends with a finale story presentation by each participant.

  • Everyone walks away with practical and tactical strategies for immediate storytelling success.

  • (Yep, Story Hero can also be customized to target critical growth areas you identify.)

Drop us a line to say hello and start the conversation. We'd love to introduce you and your students to Julio and to Story Hero. Let's tell some incredible stories.

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