Mario Moreno is a Cuban-Colombian-American author, screenwriter, and former graffiti artist, Bronx-born, Miami-raised. He’s written stories for Columbia Pictures, Rabbit Bandini, and the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA). The grandson of legendary bandleader Belisario López, Mario dreamt of playing the bass. But his father went to prison for crimes involving the White House and the mob, and Mario ended up writing noirs about the American Dream. He’s also the Product Manager for Final Draft, driving the development of the industry-standard screenwriting software while advocating for storytellers. His new book KILLA: A Mixtape Novella, adapted from his Austin Film Festival-finalist script is available for purchase at major online retailers and through select independent booksellers. You can follow Mario on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and his website.
Play with the Cat: Experimenting with Layers, Loops, and Chopped Harmonies in Story Structure
Learn how to experiment in storytelling using story structure in playful ways, as in Mario Moreno’s KILLA, A Mixtape Novella
Mario Moreno, April 27, 2023 0 8 min read
2001: A Space Odyssey Beat Sheet
Mankind is the Protagonist in this Golden Fleece.
Mario Moreno, October 19, 2018 6 9 min read
Pather Panchali Beat Sheet
Blake’s beats are found in a foreign classic.
Mario Moreno, June 22, 2018 5 7 min read