As the Emmy-winning creator of the smart, addictive TV dramas Lost, Alias, and Felicity, J.J. Abrams’ name looms large on the small screen. As the writer/director behind the blockbuster Mission: Impossible III, Cloverfield, and the most recent Star Trek movie, these days Abrams also rules the big screen — bringing his eye for telling detail and emotional connection to larger-than-life stories.
Abrams’ enthusiasm — for the construction of Kleenex boxes, for the quiet moments between shark attacks in Jaws, for today’s filmmaking technologies, and above all for the potent mystery of an unopened package — is incredibly infectious. Don’t miss this funny and fast-moving talk.
Did this talk change how you viewed story? Did it change how you viewed a simple box? How might you use the concept of a mystery box in your creative endeavors? Leave a comment below.
Until next time,