Creators can get stuck. Sometimes the problem is not having the complete vision mapped out earlier when it’s conceptual, or in script form. But even during production or post-production a fresh perspective creates an environment for new discoveries.

The producers and director of a feature film were a third of the way into production when they agreed the narrative wasn’t holding together and the characters lacked depth. Although powerfully cinematic, the film needed a deeper plot and richer relationships. They called Lydia in as a consultant.

One of the producers explained, “When she walked in, we relaxed. It was like watching Mary Poppins putting the film in proper order—fast.”

A better-story breakthrough is just one conversation away. Lydia worked with the producers to build a solid spine for the story. She interviewed real people to inspire plot details and generate believable dialogue. The resulting film connected more deeply with audiences.

“A better-story breakthrough is just one conversation away.”