SSP044 Making a Bad Premise Awesome

Released On: December 12, 2018

“If you give a good idea to a mediocre team, they will screw it up. If you give a mediocre idea to a brilliant team, they will either fix it or throw it away and come up with something better.”
― Ed Catmull

Some stories shouldn’t work based on their description. We’ve either seen it flop before, or the premise is so obviously terrible that there’s no way a storyteller should be able to craft a compelling narrative with it. In today’s episode, we discuss several stories that should have flopped but didn’t and what they can teach us about storytelling in a world where the audience is demanding better and better stories.

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