Ah…yes. The good-old screenplay flashback. The bane of every screenwriter’s existence. Many a well-meaning screenplay has careened off the road and ended up in the screenwriting ditch by pulling out a worn-out, super-cheesy flashback sequence. (Especially those who don’t feel confident with screenwriting format.)
That’s because flashbacks are, by their nature, inherently “unreal.” But sometimes you need them.
So what do you do?
Well, that’s we cover in this Ask ScriptBully video in which I offer a few strategies for penning a screenplay flashback that doesn’t royally suck.