Hi, I’m Neil Chase!

I believe that everyone has a story to tell…

Let me help you tell yours!

Neil Chase

Meet Neil…

Writer, Independent Filmmaker, Actor, Mentor, and Founder of www.neilchasefilm.com.

Ten years ago, I was unfulfilled in a job that didn’t ignite my passion. A welcome shift happened when I took an acting class, leading to a reawakening of my love for storytelling. I transitioned from acting to writing, penning screenplays, and novels, all of which have earned me over 100 international awards.

I’m a co-founder of Brimstone Pictures, an independent film production company here in Canada. With award-winning shorts and a feature film under our belt, we are already hard at work on our next projects.

Besides working on my films and novels, I also act, direct, teach screenwriting, and mentor aspiring writers and filmmakers. And, as a multi-talented creative, I love exploring the intersection of creativity and artificial intelligence. While I do have some reservations regarding the overuse of AI, I also know that the future waits for no one and that adapting to new technologies is necessary.

As a true fan of genre movies (especially horror!) and pop culture, I love to share my knowledge, experiences, and unique perspectives on creative topics, and how AI can be a beneficial tool for artists and creators, through the articles on this website.


Screenwriting Techniques

how to write a screenplay

Learn the steps you need to take to write a high-quality script for a movie.

how to write dialogue in a script

How to Write Dialogue in a Script

how to write action lines

How to Write Action Lines in a Screenplay

The Best Screenplay Competitions for Screenwriters to Enter

Independent Filmmaking

how to make an independent film

Learn how to make an independent film.

how to find film financing

How to Finance Your Independent Film

how to generate short film ideas

How to Generate Ideas For Your Short Film

artificial intelligence in film

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Film

The Art of Storytelling

the art of storytelling

Learn all about how to write a story that captures and engages its audience!

how to write a novel

How to Write a Novel

examples of themes in books

What Are the Most Popular Themes in Literature?

three act story structure

How to Write a Story Using Three-Act Story Structure

The Best AI Tools for Film & Video

best AI video upscaling

Learn about AI video upscaling, how it can improve your film and video footage, and which programs give the highest-quality results!

Best AI Video Generators

The best AI programs to use when you need some help generating a video.

best ai animation generator

The best AI animation-generating programs.

best AI video editor tools

The best AI video editing software programs.

The Best AI Tools for Creatives

best AI art generators

Learn about AI art generators, and how they can help you create promotional materials for your book, film, or video quickly and easily!

Best AI Story Generator

The best AI programs to use when you are stuck for story and plot ideas.

best AI script writing tools

The best AI programs for assisting with your film or video script.

AI Novel Writing Software

The best AI software programs to help you write and format your novel.

Iron Dogs Novel

read my horror-western novel

Iron Dogs by Neil Chase

1873. Six outlaws on the run find shelter in a freshly deserted New Mexico town. With no supplies or water and one of them gravely wounded, they realize too late they are trapped inside the lifeless town.

As they soon discover the grisly truth behind the disappearance of the townsfolk, they find themselves hunted by an unspeakable evil that seemingly cannot be killed.

When the malevolent creature targets them in turn, the previously tight-knit group finds themselves unraveling past the breaking point.

Spine-chilling, poignant, and action-packed, Iron Dogs is an instant classic for Horror and Western fans everywhere.

Gold Medal Winner for Best Horror Fiction and Best Western Fiction at the Global Ebook Awards!

Check Out the Trailer for My Award-Winning Feature Film, Spin The Wheel!

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Consulting Services

I can help you talk through sticky plot points and story structure for your short story, novel, or screenplay!

See what my clients have to say…

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“After fours years of script re-writes, I’d officially lost perspective on my project, and it was time to outsource. I’d come across Neil … and asked him to come up with some script notes. His work was fast, and most importantly helped me see things that I couldn’t. He has a great eye for detail, story, and structure. He’s on my speed dial for the next adventure.”
Actor – Writer – Producer
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“Every time I log into Facebook I see that Neil has won a new award for his writing, so it was an obvious move for me to hand over my precious baby to him for his feedback on story progression, characters, and general notes. His response was clear, helpful, and not only did he point out areas that could be improved, but also explained why they would be an improvement. Using his advice, I turned my next draft into something I’ve been proud to show off to producers and directors.”
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“Neil’s work as a script consultant allowed us to find not only the voices of the characters in our script but bring them to life in an original way.”
Director – Producer