John Gatins

John Gatins Talks about Recovery, Heroism and the Oscar nomination for “Flight”

Fandor’s Sean Axmaker talks to John Gatins about his journey to penning the screenplay for Flight. You could say that Flight is new territory for John Gatins. Before he finally got the film off the ground, a journey that took twelve years from his first draft to principle photography, he was a specialist in scripting such sport-centric stories as Hard Read MoreRead More

The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Screenwriter John Gatins on Flight

John Gatins tells the story of developing the “Gaunt Young Man” character – an oracle at Delphi character that Denzel Washington’s Whip Whitaker meets in a stairwell at a hospital. There’s a scene in the stairwell at the hospital where this gaunt young man appears — the character’s name is actually Gaunt Young Man — Read MoreRead More