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There is something very unique about Miryam. As a coach she dares to rely more on intuition and life experience than on method. She teaches you how to use the power of speech to influence reality and guides you to the core of your story in an almost magical way. As a good listener, she delves into the depths of your own soul, beyond your deepest fears. By constructively questioning every word you’ve written, she helps you gain a better understanding of what you may not fully comprehend yourself yet. After letting Miryam in, you can no longer hide as a writer or filmmaker; in return you are offered a special place and the warmth and security to explore and expand your story. The wide fairytale landscapes of Hardoncelle provide you with the space and time needed to find the right words and language.

– Sun Mee Cattrysse and Hyun Lories, writers & director Eomma

Miryam helped me discover what it is I want to interrogate with my film and how to use all the story elements to formulate this thematic question in the sharpest possible way. With an almost surgical precision, Miryam always discovers the flaws in my writing. Fortunately in the same effort, she alway will uncover some signposts that help me find my way again.

– Harm Dens, writer&director Solipsis

Miryam combines a sharp and analytic mind with a big, warm heart. Building on a rich fundament of life and work experiences, she inspires and stimulates writers to deeply question, rethink and optimize the core of what they want to tell. She encourages and helps them to develop real, multi-layered characters with intertwined relationships and captivating storylines. Should you be lucky enough to work in her residence at her home in France, you’ll find a piece of paradise and a lady of the house you won’t easily forget.

– Siebe Dumon, Head of Talent Development VAF

Miryam is smart, sharp and a joy to work with. She flawlessly knows how to lead you to the essence of your story and make it truly meaningful. I love her.

 

 

 

 

 

– Patrice Toye, writer&director, coach Script Atelier
I’ve felt more like a participant than a co-mentor whilst working alongside Miryam at the Concept Atelier for television series at the Flemish Film Fund in Brussels for the past four years. Her mentoring skills are phenomenal. I marvel at her competence, knowledge and abilities to grab both texts and writers by the heels and draw them back to the source of their work. She prevents us all from resting our feet on the floor as tropes, metaphors and cliches are rooted out like invasive species. If you’re lucky enough to get time with Miryam, then get a good night’s sleep the night before. 

–  Paul Tyler, Handling Ideas
Whether it’s an hour or a five day stay, every session with Miryam is a treat for your project. With her critical, but mostly curious and sensitive perspective, she will offer new ways of comprehending your work, its inner structures and themes, its relation to the audience and therefore the world in general. Miryam’s questions and suggestions are like shots of oxygen to your work in progress, and in case you choose to stay with her in France: so are her beautiful garden and the peaceful walks around the hills and woods. In short: working with Miryam is like cardio, but for the brain. You’ll be so happy you did it. 
– Kato De Boeck & Flo van Deuren, writers and directors of ‘Roomies’

Miryam made me delve to the core of my intentions for this film, and helped me stay connected to it when I felt lost.The clarity and profundity with which she questions each behavior of the characters, made me embrace the complexity of their own psychology. 

– Meltse van Coillie, writer and director of ‘Zonder Meer’, ‘Nocturnus’ and ‘Torpor’

Because my screenplay is layered, philosophical and poetic, and it is more about atmosphere and feeling than plot, I was initially a bit apprehensive of a script coach who would come up with standard solutions and where I would have to defend my individuality.
During the working sessions of two or three days each time, we made giant leaps in development. Miryam proved capable of mercilessly pointing out weaknesses, inconsistencies and ambiguities, forcing me to become sharper and clearer, without  the fragile artistic edifice I wanted to build carefully and precisely, collapsing. This sharpness and an almost cool, critical matter-of-factness in analysis Miryam coupled with a personal and warm approach: her heartfelt interest in what I had to say gave me confidence and security in this fragile process. It made the screenplay more accessible, solid and rich, but also created more room for the depth I was looking for.