"Causality rocks because it takes you from brainstorming through to script without losing the little bits and pieces along the way. I especially love that allows you to track one story idea or character arc at a time. It's a robust visual story-telling app for a visual medium."
Michael Sucsy - Director/Screenwriter/Producer "Grey Gardens" (2009) "The Vow" (2012) "Every Day" (2018) "13 Reasons Why" (2020) Golden Globe, Emmy, and PGA Award-winner
"To be able to visually organise story structure and keep this graphical aspect live, editable and intuitively linked to my screenplay throughout the writing process is revolutionary and yet feels so natural. It's a whole new way of working that's completely spoiled my ability to use anything else to write with!"
Joe Pavlo - Visual Effects Supervisor/Director "The Saint" (1997) "Rome" (2005) "Total Recall" (2012) "Mutant Chronicals" (2008)
"For the first time writing and timing go visually together to revolutionize script writing from now on. Causality is what other standards wanted to be but never delivered."
Jon Bragado - Visual Effects "Total Recall" (2012) "Black Panther" (2018) "Aquaman" (2018)
"I have tried any number of story planning programs and never found anything that comes close to Causality for effortlessly mapping out my ideas.
Causality works the way my brain works, allowing make broad stoke adjustments to my script while adding in details as they come to mind in a visually organised way."
Glenn Melenhorst - Visual Effects/Director/Animator "The Spongebob Movie" (2015) "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017) "Christopher Robin" (2018) "Game of Thrones" (2016-2017)
"You know the kind of software you can imagine but know you'll never find? Software that lets you map and outline your novel or script clearly, visualize your plot, your thematic material, your character arcs, the cause and effect links that make up the spine of your story, while the software takes care of keeping your script or novel up to date, warning you if when you moved a scene around you've broken your story spine. Software that lets you write your novel or script while it automatically updates the visual logical map and outline of your story, and lets you sequence it all without imposing on you any particular structural framework?
You can save the cat or not, use the hero myth or not, think in chapters, scenes, sequences or structural segments of either, and, best of all, you can create your own structural template, while the software insists on only one thing- the internal logic of your structure. Have you ever imagined software that could take care of all of this, and more, and with a clean modern interface? Well, Causality is it! You can start believing in I wish "
Jill Bauer - Producer/Director/Sound Dept "Sexy Baby" (2012) "Hot Girls Wanted" (2015) "Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On" (2017)
"I'm really enjoying the workflow. It has been a great way to create a story and script. I love that I can spitball and organize ideas in a loose way on the canvas and then tighten things up as the story comes in focus."
Bud Myrick - Visual Effects/Special Effects/Art Director "X-Men 2" (2003) "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) "Serenity" (2005)
"I'm having a ball with Causality. I can change scenes around on a whim, design relationships between characters and modify them as I go, and all with just a few key strokes. The ease of use is a delight. Glad I found it."
Randy Butcher, CSA 2020 Best Stunt Coordinator nominee for TV series "Cardinal"
"Finally a screenwriting software that helps the creative process behind screenwriting. Where most of the other softwares are actually more or less sophisticated typing machines with some clanky add ons for cards and notes, CAUSALITY allows the mind to wonder, create and organize ideas and thoughts in the simplest way, making sure they are going to end on the page instead of getting lost on notebooks. And we are just at the beginning, I'm looking forward to see the full potential of this screenwriting designer'."
Simone Bartesaghi - SIBAMEDIA LLC. Teacher in Film Production, Directing and Screenwriting at Santa Monica College. Teacher in Directing and Advanced Filmmaking at UCLA Author of "The Director's Six Senses".
"While Causality wouldn't write a script for me, it forces me to ask myself so many logical and structural questions that even the first draft turns out to be quite good."
Igor Ryabchuk - Director/Cinematographer/Visual Effects "Evol" (2019) "Wickenbrat" (2011) "Paranesia"
"As a Chinese speaking screenplay writer, Causality is simply the only app on the market that provides all the useful functionalities needed in screenplay writing. The consistent logic of the UI designing gives great writing experiences which no other writing app could compete."
Xixiang Wu, Director at Inch Film Pty Ltd
"Have been exploring Causality for a while now, and it makes so much sense for story creation and script-writing that I'm surprised this hasn't been done before. We're so familiar with software that offers a platform for non-linear editing (e.g. Adobe Premiere: video, Microsoft Word: text, etc.) and hypertextual linking (e.g. Microsoft Excel with Word, Powerpoint, etc.; Photoshop and After Effects with Adobe Premiere, etc.) that Causality seems a natural step.
It supports and reflects the common dominant understanding of how stories are driven through characters, their backstory, and their dramatic tension with others. It allows you to start with ideas that can be extended into draft content and structured non-linearly and non-destructively so as to allow the easy, transparent, and monitored control of story and character arcs.
It doesn't direct you as much as provide you with a functional platform through which to derive and apply your own workflow and process. It just has so much potential for getting the messiness of story management out of the way to allow you to more freely create. It's awesome."
John McMullan - Producer/Director "The Following" (2016), "The Range" (2015)
"Causality is quite simply the most encouraging, exciting and liberating software I've ever used for writing. Causality's visual approach to sequencing is precisely how I think when I write and as someone who has been editing my own film and video projects for decades, it is exactly how I like to visualize my stories.
To say it's revolutionary is an understatement."
Glenn Dreher - Assistant Director "Shanghai Noon" (2000) "Air Bud" (1997) "Dead Last" (2001)
"I don't usually do testimonials, but in this case, I am happy to make an exception. Developing script or novel plots is a bit like trying to keep dozens of puppies in a basket: As fast as you put them in the basket, they keep popping out again and going off in their own direction.
I often struggle keeping plots lines together, managing ideas, ensuring consistency across the entire storyline, managing back stories, ensuring seeding is in the right places, getting the sequence right and spotting gaps. Well, not anymore!
Causality has solved the organization issues for me, simplifying development and story visualization. Causality is beautifully simple to use and easy to learn."
Andy Wood - Producer/Writer "Journey to Space" (2015) "Titans of the Ice Age" (2013) "Veritasium" (2021)
"As a producer and a director it is critical for me to see a story from a birds eye view. Being able to make changes from a bird's eye view that update the script in real time and even warn me of potential problems with the change is an unexpected bonus and a huge time saver! Causality works like I think and makes the writing process much easier."
Bryan Fugal - Centrifual Productions - Producer/Director "Long Haul" (2019) "Widow's Peak" (2019) "The Last Descent" (2016) "Sunday's Warrior" (2016)
"I am having such a great time with Causality, my adult "virtual" film students "get-it". The realize the scope of visualizing the whole thing, great comments from most of them."
Giovanni Fabietti - Cinematographer/Assistant Director "Looking for Palladin" (2008) "Don't Let It In" (2020) "Luna Rossa" (2018)
"What Causality does, for writers, is akin to what non-linear editing did for editors; it is a revolutionary program. Causality finally allows the writer to organically determine the micro and macro arcs of story, in an intuitive and practical manner. The platform is as malleable as the imagination yet it is, by far, the most practical writing tool since the invention of the pen and pad."
Hebron Simckes-Joffe - Writer/Camera and Electrical/Sound Dept/Director "From the Dead" (2019) "Two Lives" (2011) "Infidelity Vignette" (2012)
"I almost started crying when I stumbled onto Causality. I've been struggling for years to structure a massive amount of text into a tightly woven story. With this software, I finally have the tools I need to create a complex story with timelines and character arcs that make sense. It's amazing...Scrivener on steroids."
Cindy Jacks - Author "Ravish Me" (2012) "Phantom Touch" (2011) "Landlocked" (2011)
"If you had made a movie before, you will know how important editing is. The Causality function beats lets me precisely edit my script just like movie editing. And the creators are fantastic for they are constantly improving Causality. Causality is great for the Asian languages too. I will continue to explore Causality like a kid steps into a candy castle."
Fei Yuan - Director and Writer "Killer Maid" (2017)
"Causality lets me write the way I think. I can see the structure of my script at a glance and track characters, themes and more. The clever layout makes brainstorming more productive, helps me build even the most complicated stories, and is still easy to use. Imagine a mind map that's married to a character timeline and the script that's Causality."
Robert Menna - Playwright/Director/Script Consultant "Cooper's War" "The Light at Arles" "Scary Whispers, Tiny Bites" "Titanic:Live!" "The French Revolution: Live!"
"Causality is the best new story tellers tool to come out since the invention of the typewriter!"
James Lynch - Director/Writer/Producer "Hotel Room Confessional" (2018) "Smooth Operator" (2014) "5th Borough" (2020)
"Causality lets me write the way I think. I can see the structure of my script at a glance and track characters, themes and more. The clever layout makes brainstorming more productive, helps me build even the most complicated stories, and is still easy to use. Imagine a mind map that's married to a character timeline and the script that's Causality."
Robert Menna - Playwright/Director/Script Consultant "Cooper's War" "The Light at Arles" "Scary Whispers, Tiny Bites" "Titanic:Live!" "The French Revolution: Live!"
"I have used many different script writing softwares but none as intuitive or unique as Causality. This program has made my writing process quicker but more importantly more fun!"
Jaleel Harris - Photographer/Videographer - Brown Eyed Pup Productions "Wash Hands x Be Kind"
"Well Hollywood Camera Work has done it again, another amazing product, Causality. It's about the closest TOOL I have found that works well with the way I think and write. I find it inspires me to create too. It works a little different than a basic writing program, but I think it makes it more versatile. Ever have that problem working on a script and you're trying to find that spot that you want to go to, but can't?
Well navigation is awesome. There are multiple ways to navigate around your script. I could go on and on, but I'll stop there!! Also I can't wait for the mobile app to come. I work on multiple platforms and devices. To me this is a huge deal. Wink, wink Per!!! Oh yeah... It's free to download and try. So waiting are you waiting for?!!! "
Brian Feist - Cinematographer/Camera and Electrical "Rapture" (2012) "The Long Walk" (2020) "The Othello Incident" (2020) 'The Shooter" (2020)
"It was more by chance that I came across Causality. At first I didn't really know what to make of it. I worked through the demo script Fate, and my enthusiasm grew. I really like the graphic editing options and the time display for the beats. In the meantime, I am completely convinced by Causality and will write my next scripts with Causality."
Norbert Meyer, Camera Operator - "Late Night at the Plaza" (2014)
"Causality is nearly the perfect tool for screen writing, at least it's the best that we can find on the market nowaday. Building a whole universe, or even a simple story, is a non linear task, and I never found any software that understood this way of working better than Causality."
David Belain - Visual Effects Editor "Charlie" (2011) "Les rois du trolpe" (2017)
"Causality has been a huge help for us. We can now visualize and manipulate our story ideas in a way that wasn't possible before."
Aaron Fronk - Director/Writer at FND Films "It's All Good" (2016) Clients include Motorola, Taco Bell and KFC
"I'm currently writing an eight hour TV series with dozens of characters. With Causality, the combination of story planning using multiple lanes on the 'whiteboard' and the video editing style timeline simplifies the process making it easier to keep track of multiple plot lines and characters."
Tom Lawes - Writer/Director at The Electric Cinema and Electric Flix "Monochrome" (2016) "The Last Projectionist" (2011)
"Inspiration can hit you out of nowhere, and coming up with a new idea is fun and exciting, but writing a story is HARD. No matter how clearly you see it in your head, getting it down on paper is a frustrating process.
With Causality, I can finally visualize my story just as I imagine it. Using the Arcs, Groups and Story points you can build your story naturally before you. Plot holes that eluded you before are ironed out through the straightforward process.
Causality brilliantly allows the storyteller to finally take hold of their inspiration. And before you know it, you are staring at a perfect blueprint of your movie, and suddenly you can't write fast enough!
One night, I woke up at midnight with an idea for a short film. I could see the whole thing in my head, but still, I didn't know where to start. I sat down with causality and within 3 days I had visualized the whole story using the GROUPS and STORY POINTS. I was blown away by the power of this software. I had never before written a script so fast!"
Kyle Switzer - Sound Dept/Actor "White House Down" (2013) "Immortals" (2011) "The Spiderwick Chronicles" (2008)
"Causality helped me to understand plot in script."
Andri Sofyansyah - Editor "Fetus" (2020)
"There are a number of screenwriting software packages out there that help you get the formatting right and some that focus solely on enabling you to brainstorm and build your story in various forms. However, Causality cleverly combines both by integrating timeline tools with the ability to create tiny snippets of your story as you think of them and functionality to make it really easy to re-arrange the order of the pieces and generate an entire script from the collated elements.
If you are a writer that likes using cards or note boards to pin up bits of your story as they develop then Causality is really worth a look. You can also import existing scripts, play with set-ups and pay-offs, use established structure models and collaborate with other members of your writing team. There's a free version to get you started and simple payment structures to give you access to all the elements to help make your story shine. I found the interface easy to use but I know that there's much more under the hood that I'm only just getting to grips with. You can export your final script to send it to other people when you're done.
I have recommended this software to a number of writer acquaintances and I will continue to experiment with the power of Causality."
Michael van Koetsveld - Screenwriter/Director/Cameraman/Editor/Voiceover Artist/Supporting Artist "Falling in Love" (2018) "Live Until You Die" (2017) "The Inevitable" (2016)
"I came across Causality about a month ago, and I have to say it is a godsend. I could have really used this technology back in 2011. Now I am writing a 10 episode mini-series that spans ten countries that includes among others; Australia, Germany, Ireland, Peru, and the Czech Republic.
With Causality, I can closely map out the full story that connects all ten episodes into on feature film. Causality was made specifically for me (at least I like to think of it that way). It is exactly the way I work. I am visually inspired and Causality fulfills those needs perfectly.
Thank you and your crack team of professionals for helping my life long project to come to life."
Javier Roncernos - Director/Actor/Writer Co-founder of 52 Films/52 Weeks: A Year of Filmmaking Writer/director for, Ten Films/Ten Countries: A Cinematic Journey.
"I'm using Causality to plan, plot and draft out an historical novel. Coming from a TV background I appreciate the non-linear, multi-storyline functionality Causality offers. I like the ability to have an instant overview of story flow and character interactions, making it easier to identify areas which need work, re-work or just plain creative input. This software feels like it's designed by someone who understands the practical challenges of story creation and is committed to an exciting evolution for the app. Highly recommended! "
Chris Lethbridge - Producer/Director/Writer "Industrial Revelations" (2002-2006) "Inventing History" (2007) "Top Secret Weapons Revealed" (2012)
"Causality has provided the missing link in my creative process, enabling me to work in a non-linear way and build complex characters and a plot which builds to a satisfying climax and resolution. It makes outlining a breeze. Now when I'm plotting a novel I remain excited by the process, sprinkling in snippets of dialogue or another beat as I'm inspired, without getting bogged down and overwhelmed. "
Andy Evans - Writer "The Wooden Hills: A Collection of Dark Tales"
"Causality is the first application that has allowed me to structure my writing in a way that I like to work. Rather than feeling constrained, I feel free to create, amend and play with not only the overall narrative but also the individual story beats. The easy to use tooling allows me to focus on the story and not the tool. It will be an invaluable part of my writing toolkit for some time to come."
Michael Duffy - Stuntman at Stunt Hamster/Writer "Memorial Day" (2012) "Ready Set Reno" (2017) "The Block" (2014)
"Causality has been the best tool to construct, assemble, and modify the structure of my screenplays from head to toe and upside down in a nonlinear format that no other screenwriting software has offered in the market."
Ricardo Orta - Producer - Pantera Film Studios
"I gotta say Shot Designer and newly Causality have been the main tools in my production pipeline."
Foad Farid - Director/Producer "The Plan" (2021) "Banana Bread" (2017)
"A writer who blueprints stories before erecting them, I found Causality while hunting for an app that facilitates the piecemeal development of dramatic writingI didn't want another glorified word processor. Whereas other apps use the scene as the building block of story, Causality smartly employs the beat.
Being able to see the seams in my scenes, let alone my sequences and story threads, is a godsend for writing with focus and tracking dramatic logicespecially while rewriting. With a feature-rich, distraction-free writing environment, generous lifetime updates, and one of the most attentive development teams out there, Causality has everything it needs to become the new industry standard."
Joshua Toro - Director/Producer/Writer /Recipient of Yale University's Lamar Prize in Film & Video, Austin Film Festival's 25 Screenwriters to Watch. "Suspicion" (2018)
"Causality is a great tool! We produce primarily documentaries. We work use it to work collaboratively. It helps us organize the structure, themes and dialogue. Highly recommend it! "
Kristen Hughes - Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hairpin
"I've been an actor and director for almost 25 years, but I've never considered myself a writer. I've carried projects from concept to completion, and I've worn every hat in the process except the writing hat.
Causality changes all that. It gives me a concrete place to begin establishing my ideas. From there structure begins to emerge. Then bits of dialog. And then creative decisions about character, location, timing, even editing and cinematography. Then, and then, and then. Suddenly, I'm a writer.
Just stepping into Causality and letting my mind be free to play has produced a valuable asset: I've got the bones of a screenplay, and there's no end in sight to the building and refinement I can do within Causality.
I've had an idea for a film. I knew I wanted a seasoned co-writer to join me, but I didn't know how to get my idea ready enough to attract the caliber of co-writer I was desiring. Two months ago I started using Causality to build out my idea. Then, I researched and found a writer in NYC a playwright and composer who had a hit Off Broadway last year and I approached him with my idea. In our meeting I opened Causality and walked him through what I'd created. He was so impressed with what I showed him that he agreed to the project on the spot.
Causality gives me gravitas and momentum. It's a low barrier to entry but a supremely high-leverage environment for creating. I am a writer now, and I'm working on a big project right out of the box. And I have Causality to thank for it."
Michael Hunter - Director/Producer "Studio C" (2012-2021) "Fresh Take" (2011) "BYU Devotional Address" (2018-2020)
"Causality is a life changer for me. Previously, I would grind away writing screenplays for my production company as I banged my head on the desk in despair trying to get the story sequence right. Then a friend sent me the link to Causality, and my life changed. I'm still learning how to use it's features most efficiently, but it's already proven writing doesn't have to be a boring drag."
Michael E. Moore - Air Raid Digital Media
"Every single screenwriting software that we have used in the past has trained us for the one. Causality is the one. "
Pascal Aka - Director/Producer - Breakthrough Studios "Black Rose" (2017)
"I am using Causality in collaboration with another script writer and we are amazed by the creative possibilities the visual overview gives us."
Anders Skog - Director/Editor "Uppsalakidnappningen" (2018) "Kull!" (2007)
"Let me thank you and Hollywood Camera Work for the great software Causality. It's really brilliant software which is very useful not only to screenwriters but to film directors and script doctors too. Causality allows me to structure my thinking very well during all my work at projects and help me very much.
It has a very comfortable interface, especially for node thinking. I'm so like detailed user manual with video tution and script examples. Moreover, Causality works very well with cyrilic fonts.
All of this allows me to say that if you choose between Causality and other scripting software, such as Final Draft, then Causality should definitely take the lead. That's why I'd like to highly recommend this software to both my colleagues and to my students."
Alexander Kaurykh - Director/Screenwriter/Producer "Dzhoker" (2016)
"Causality gives the writer a fresh and exciting take on the screenwriting process, allowing you to visualize your written screenplays in new and creative ways.
Causality will help you focus your storyline with pinpoint accuracy, while making sure all of those plot holes get filled completely, keeping your storylines honest and air tight!
With Causality you can focus on and flesh out single story arc, or litter your work space with numerous arcs and story points as quickly as you can imagine them, even before writing your first slug line! Return to your story arcs later like seeds in a field waiting for your attention, not getting lost in the abyss of the day to day, simply because you forgot to make a note of it!"
Michael J Walls - Camera and Electrical/Producer/Cinematographer "Love Sucks" (2008) "The Real Estate Pros" (2007) "The Brothers Nobody" (2016)
"I love the way Causality gets my ideas flowing. My modus operandi of plotting and researching while writing a bit here and a snippet there until the script is done there fits like a glove into Casuality's workflow. And the consumer support is really awesome."
Janne Tavares - Composer/Editor/Director "Earth: Muted" (2021) "Deppa inte" (2020)
"I have just finished the first version of my new feature film with Causality and I works so awesome! Much better that hundreds of post-its on the wall. It took me 6 weeks from scratch to a first version. I think Causality gives you the opportunity to always have an overview over your story, to really build it and rewrite bits and pieces as you wish. Causality and your own imagination is all you need for a great script! "
Erland Beskow - Writer/Director "Sune - Uppdrag midsommar" (2021) "Helt Perfekt" (2018) "Taskmaster" (2017)
"Gone are the days of index cards spread all over my office floor, Causality actually helps me visualize and build my story right in front of my eyes and then the script develops organically simultaneously. Changes, rearranges and incorporating new story ideas blend right into the workflow and the app even helps me not screw up my story logic. We're very excited to use Causality on the development of our new Amazon Prime series, Blow Up the Outside World""
Jeff Schultz - Actor/Writer/Additional Crew "Agent9" (2018)
"As a sometimes non-linear video editor, I immediately saw advantages Causality has to offer to a writer. Having both a plotting instrument and a fully featured script-writing package working both in synch and non-linearly streamlines and speeds up the writing process manifold."
Dmitry Torgovitsky - Editor/Producer/Actor "Milieu" (2007) "Assignment" (2016)
"Causality lets me organize my ideas in a way that is natural to how I work. The ability to define tracks and then apply beats along them is exactly what I was looking for in an application. Importantly, it does not do the work for me, it lets me do the work more effectively."
Joshua Gohlke - Editor/Producer/Editorial "The Car" "The Hotel of Dark and Nasty Things' (2015)
"Just yesterday, I finished off writing a new first draft script with Causality. Just yesterday, I finished off writing a new first draft script with Causality. So I went through the whole research process and writing with Causality.
I don't think I could have written this script in Final Draft. Perhaps I could have but it would have been more cumbersome and difficult. Causality works the way I think - visually - so it made the writing ironically so much easier to do!"
Rahul Gandotra - Sound Dept/Editor/Producer "The Road Home" (2010) "Courting" (2010) "A Son's War" (2009)
"Casuality is really fun for me. I can write my story like form of puzzle!"
Sidi Saleh - Cinematographer/Director/Writer "Maryam" (2014) "Please Me Love" (2012)
"An amazing outliner/script planner! it is one of a kind. It has helped me organize ideas and plot points the only way my brain can understand: Visually, a valuable tool."
Thanasis Naskaris - Director/Producer/Camera and Electrical "On to Victory" (2002) "Sfinakia" (2007) "Mikeius Unboxing" (2014)
"Finally, my inner writer and project manager have collided in joy: Causality is the one single app I need to get from an idea to the finished script! What's important, it's not overcrowded with features, and has just the right tools. In addition to a feature script, I tried to outline my sci-fi novel in Causality and it works perfectly just what I need for my second draft. "
Nata Pokrovskaya - Director/Writer "Cherti" (2017) "Summer/III" (2015) "WHO_ARE_U" (2020)
"Your software offers a kind of Ariadne's thread to the modern-day storyteller who is full of strong, promising ideas for innovative films. If there are authors who do not like to be held hands in their creative processes, as far as I am concerned, any help in this direction is welcome. I think your software is the realization of a very useful concept that will make its way into the narrative world."
Pascal - Unknown
"What an IMAX Camera setup is to shooting filmography, what an A-list actor is to the audience-pulling power of a movie, this software, Causality Story Sequencer, is to creating and writing one for the big screen or the small. For a feature, or a series of shows, or seasons, everything, and anything, including text, action, characters, subtexts, arcs, and anything you choose to add, is visualized in a single screen. And you can generate your entire script, in industry format, directly from the visualizations. No more moving between your concept software and your writing software. This one does it all.
For me, a ghostwriting script-doctor for Hollywood biggies, and a script-advisor for the Indies, this one is a god-send. Of sudden, everyone is commending me on the "deep" and "really meaningful" scripts that I output to them that are "complex, yet simple". Not knowing that Casuality Story Sequencer is the secret! It even imports your existing script and visualizes them!
Equally incredible is the support. You can expect an answer to a problem, even a new version of the software be created, should there be significant change needed. An excellent, vast, and professional support. But don't take my word for it. Just download a copy and run it for yourselves, and you will see what it is.
Quentin Tarantino once mentioned he cannot write poetry on a computer. Well, so did I. Until I discovered Causality Story Sequencer."
Zubin Garda - Filmmaker
"With Causality it so much easier for me to create shot film scripts. I'll just collect all ideas and person's journeys on the canvas then he story line builds itself almost all alone.It is like piling tiles."
"Causality is the obvious choice in screenwriting today because it helps to see the story structure in the form of a timeline. Its familiar to the picture editing process and will help to avoid plot holes or weak transitions from one scene to another. It is a tool that will improve the quality of the production from the start to the end."
Bernhard - HB Visuals
"When I discovered 'Causality' non-linear script-writing software back in October 2018, I recognized how this program consolidates a singular platform that allows me to 'free associate' my writing.
Previously, I've used Microsoft Word, Excel, and Final Draft programs to storyboard, outline, track the progress of my characters and finally *write my script*. With the advent of 'Causality' there's now a program that not only integrates the previous mentioned software that I've used for previous writing projects-- but also the ability to *think better outside the box* when transferring ideas to tangible prose.
Thank you Hollywood Camera Work for developing 'Causality'"
Vernon Stephens - Writer
"As someone who is learning to write screenplays, I find that Causality drastically reduces the barrier to entry, when compared to many other tools in the market. I find myself able to capture my imagination into screenplay form and share it with others for feedback and review. If I am able to enjoy writing and eventually end up writing a good one, it is entirely because of this app. "
Prashanth Udupa - Aspiring Screenwriter
"Causality a unique one of the kind solution! The software that helps me visualise and structure my texts with ease. It provides me with a precious new perspective on how to build and organize my book."
Tomá Leidl - Writer
"I found Causality to be a great way to outline my screenplay. I created containers for acts, scenes, and elements of a scene. Then I go back and fill in dialog and explanations. The containers and timeline provide a great way to view the play/movie as a whole, and to see how time elapses from start to finish.
Causality is the difference between staring at a blank piece of paper and actually writing your screen play. While you are struggling to write actual dialogue, you can graphically sketch your acts and scenes and then come back later and fill-in. This breaks a daunting task into manageable pieces. The whiteboard lets you see your play or movie as a whole, and navigate quickly between the pieces. Acts and scenes are color coded which greatly helps viewing as a whole."
Mark Knoblauch - Writer
"The very best software offers both the tools and the knowhow - a trademark of Hollywood Camera Work. "
"We want to explore and create new ideas, building it up slowly and structured. With Causality, i was able to spot holes in my stories, create massive plots without losing track of my original idea and have an organized way of structuring my stories. With the help of Causality, my ideas came to life - and i love it!"
Almira Limjoco - Writer
"Causality makes it pretty easy and fun to write a story. It gives us a smart space to harness the potential our story. It's dynamic interface offers a huge flexibility on the way one approaches her/his own story.
You can use Causality to guide you through the whole writing process, from the research and brainstorming phase, to the scriptwriting itself. Personally I appreciated the interconnection between the main areas which are the whiteboard, the timeline and the script.
I still have things to learn to manage it instinctively, but the learning curve is quite fast. I'm used to make film editing, so Causality's unique interface made it easier for me to get into the writing process. The limit? Your imagination!"
Georges Mbella - Writer
"Revolutionary writing tool! It gets out of your way most of the time ... and when it doesn't, it has a damn good reason."
Ruben Josson - Writer
"I love the visual nature of Causality. I usually struggle with long documents and keeping track of what I am doing. Casualties layout lets my glance at the overall picture of whats going on in my story and find where I should be working when I get lost mentally. I have come to use it for my brainstorming when setting up visual scenes in my 3D projects. I can build it visually before I even add the dialogue in. "
David Glowacki - Scientist, Artist and Cultural Theorist. "Nano Simbox" "danceroom Spectroscopy"
"I enjoyed using Causalty. I liked the ease of use when it came to moving scenes around, especially when I wanted to test the non-linear storytelling style. I could move sections around and put then right-back or in another place if needed. I actually had a bit of fun playing around with it. I would recommend it to others and for those more experienced writers, I believe they will find other tools of Causalty very useful. "
"Causality is simply the perfect tool for visual storytellers who need to output a script. From creative spark to formatted delivery, I live in Causality to construct, edit and visualize my script. The result is a formatted script without plot line issues because of Causality's powerful non-linear interdependent workflow. This is the future of script writing software."
Mark Pappakostas - Independent Media Producer
"It didn't take me very long to watch the tutorials and start using Causality. Once I did I had a lot of fun building a screenplay with this software! Having a storyboard to build on, and a timeline that progresses as I build my story makes creating a storyline very simple. I also enjoy being able to build my story as it comes to me in my head, which is not always linear. With Causality, I can insert plot lines in the story where I want them with no fuss. It's simply an amazing tool that I would recommend to any writer!
"May the stories come when you are close to a piece of paper, and may your pencil be full of lead when the plot thickens!""
David Soule -
"I love this fucking product this is exactly how I work but I do it on inspiration9 and exel. You are the fucking best for developing this!"
Ken Shank - The Imagination Factory
"I have searched for script writing software that works with my visually oriented brain, and Causality is the best! It allows you to build an idea stockpile in the free form early stages without committing it to the script, and is the only software I have seen that allows you to create sequences, relationships and arcs visually.
Between the colors, the similarity to the video editing workflow and the completely visual layout, I couldn't be happier - and I'm looking forward to seeing updates for even more power and ease of use!
I'm very happy with Causality and just wish I'd found it sooner."
Ellen Sheets - Cinematographer
"So far I'm having a blast with Causality. I've been searching for something like this for a while now. I can get my stories out of my head and onto the page and there's basically zero learning curve with really short and to-the-point tutorials I was up and running within a day. Thank you!"
Kris Kello - M49 Digital - Music Producer
"I'm a French screenwriter and I have been working with Causality for 2 months. I feel great using this application - the "realtime link" between Snippets and Script is very useful, because it allows me to navigate the story faster. I'm sure I will enjoy the other features as I get to know the app better and the tutorial video is very useful."
Maxime Guis - Screenwriter
"Causality is a fantastic piece of software. It makes organizing, outlining and writing projects very easy and straightforward."
Charlie E. Wilson
"Causality is in fact the most productive Story-Concept-Software I have worked with so far. I use it on a daily basis."
Michael Ahlbrecht - Filmmaker
"Most days, I have a lot on my mind and in my emotional space. And that is where storytelling must happen. Causality lets me see a whole project at a glance and immediately get back into creative mode. For me, it's the app that unlocks productivity and creativity all at once. It addresses most of my frustrations with the writing process and does reflect the way a story comes together: in bits and pieces, in multiple layers and POV's, in conflicting fragments of subtext.
I've pitched it to my colleagues and even family members. I've moved all my work in progress to Causality."
Mikhail Zisliz - Writer/Story Consultant
"I have been using Causality for about three months to write a number of scripts, from lessons, to adverts to a play. I have used other products but this one is so much easier. The concepts of snippets allows me to move large chunks of a scene around and put it in where it should fit easily. The learning curve was very short following the online videos.
This isn't just a script writing program is so much more with the ability to record character details and relationships in the research area. I have found the colour coding of the main character in the snippet really useful. I actually enjoy using the software - and I can't say that about much software these days."
Philip M. Russell - Teacher and Filmmaker
"What you've designed fits perfectly with how I like to conceptualize and craft the bones of a story. Being able to move the components around...I'm really excited to do a deep dive."
Eric Brodeur - Editor/Producer "Synth" (2019) "Haunting of the Mary Celeste" (2020) "Transformers: The Last Knight" (2017)
"I love Causality. It allows me the headspace to see a whole script from a bird's eye view while addressing specific scene beats with the same tool."
Micah Caronna - Producer/Director/Writer "Christmas Wander" (2017) "Fat Chance" (2016) "The Big Fix" (2018)
"I'd been searching for a decent outlining tool that offered the simplicity of tacking cards to the wall but the power to quickly turn those cards into a document. Then I found Causality.
Causality allows you to create story elements then drag, drop and group them on a timeline much the same way you would if you were an editor. But the magic part is that as you shuffle your story into the perfect order, Causaliity is also shuffling the scenes in your screenplay to match. So you're visually outlining your story while Causality handles the heavy lifting of reflecting those changes in your script. Wow! Now leave me alone, I have a screenplay to write "
Lucas Young - Cinematographer/Editor/Camera and Electrical" "Lord of the Rings - Return of the King" (2003)
"Causality is awesome! Didn't know about it before I was referred to it and was afraid it would be too challenging to learn how to operate it, but it was the total opposite. It's a very intuitive program that allows you to vomit your creative ideas as they come out, and then offers the tools to structure your story adequately."
Benjamin Roy - Actor/Filmmaker "Those Who Can't" (2016-2019) American Music Awards 2020 2019 Billboard Music Awards
"It's more than a screenwriting software, It's an idea processor!"
Ralph Budd - Writer
"Causality is a great program to help organise ideas into a script. Also the response time if any software issue arises is very good."
John Willimann - CEO of GreenCross Studio/Animator - "Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4" (2010) "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" (2003)
"Causality is the Engineering approach to Screenwriting: its writing toolbox is second to none."
Guenson Lotin - Founder/CEO ScipherDragon, Inc/Producer/Writer "Lime Recipe: Blithesome of Bonds" (2017) "Lime Recipe: A Pause of Brevity" (2015)
"I have used Movie Magic Screenwriter, Final Draft, Simplemind mind-mapping software, among others. Causality combines the best of all of them in an intuitive and visual manner. I love that I can just pour out a thought, a note, a beat, an entire scene and just move things around so effortlessly. My stories build seamlessly from thought to finished product. You bring the creativity, it does the rest. I love it so much that I am upgrading from a yearly plan to a lifetime purchase. "
Lallan Samaroo - Script Writer/Director "Fruitville" (2020)
"With Causality I can begin my writing process wherever it feels natural: by writing a scene beat by beat, describing an image, with a character emotional arc, straight to plot, or even through bits and pieces of each of these elements. Built on simple but sensible tools, Causality keeps me organized in a straightforward, visual way; allowing me to jump to actual writing whenever I feel like, then go back to something else, and it let's me know when and if I'm breaking the logic of what I'm developing, the structure, my own vision, my story.
This is the first time I've found a screenwriting software that just makes sense, doesn't over complicate things, and allows me to set and keep track of the boundaries of my own creativity. By the way, I also happen to teach: this is something my students will learn and use next term."
Martin G Castaneda - Director/Editor/Writer "News of the World" (2020) "Bad Situation" (2018)
"Being able to have a visualization of my script in a pragmatic way has helped me a lot. Thanks to the dramatic pulse scheme it is very easy to have a complete view of the dramatic arc."
Rafael Kohan - Filmmaker/Writer "Crisis" (2017) "Pantera" (1998)
"The challenge for screen writers ( unlike Novel writers ) is that the screenwriting content is a rich visual content, however, tools like Final Draft and Celtx after a certain degree, gets too verbose and long scrolling text are look misfit for visual writers. This forces to give up the tool for someone who prefers visual approach in any type of problem solving.
The new Causality tool sets a new norm in the screen writing predicament. I had never anticipated something this amazing would be conceptualized. Causality's beautiful visual toolkit ( color codes, groups, arcs, timeline ) puts my ( screen writers ) brain in its natural way, on how story is conceived in the head, helping to breathe deeper on essence of the story and capture it orderly using the tool.
Director Course Work, VFX Course Work all had the touch of genius and Causaulity too will set the same standard in the Screeen Writing Approach."
Prabhu Ram - Second Skills - Food and Film Making Network - Director/Actor "Kettavanu per edutha nallavan da"
"Causality makes a siginificant difference in the way we build stories for out customers. Corporate movies are very short - whatever helps to cram a good story into a two minute flick is highly welcome. Causality makes this process so much easier by visually representing the flow of the story. We wouldn'd want to live without it. "
Alexander Mikula - Founder of - MI-KU Clients include: Indoors, Frequents, ViQ, SpeedFish
"As a writer and creator I'm always looking for ways to get traction and slice stories apart in new ways to gain perspective.
In every project there're are spots where you get stuck. Being able to visualize the story and compare to classic story structures with Causality has been huge help in moving projects forward and killing those darlings."
Scott G. Meier - Springline Media "The Missing Hours" - Podcast Emmy nominated producer of "Rock N' Roll Safari"
"I bought HCW's Master Course and Visual Effects with a license to display them in our classroom, back in 2014. I have been silently following HCW's progress over time, and I was absolutely astounded by the level of professionalism that went into their Directing Actors body of work.
Naturally, I was asking myself: "how can we also produce things at such a professional level". As if reading my mind, and keeping with our expectations that if something amazing does come out it will be done by HCW, recently I received Per's intro email about Causality. I am still playing with it, but I can say straight from the start that Causality allows for much better idea, concept, action, conflict, character development and resolution than any previous combination of tools. It's visual, and you need nothing else.
In the past you would have to Frenkenstein or McGiver your way between your favorite outline, screenwriting, and linear preview tools, and much of your insight would get lost or buried in the details as your work became more complex. Causality brilliantly resolves that. Take all the time you need to understand it. It may take watching the tutorials more than twice, but once "it clicks", you realize the mental blocks come from your mind being used to overly complex systems; Causality is actually simpler and way easier than you anticipated.
If you write or develop concepts or strategy without it, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. I am now developing airtight public speaking scripts a a level of professionalism I admired but was never able to achieve without this tool. Thank you"
Dan Banici - Hartford Film Acadmey
"Often a screenwriter's job isn't finished when production begins. Being able to see at a glance how changes in dialogue, action, or plot affect the crux of a story is crucial for those last minute on set rewrites when either the director or logistics demand it. Causality allows the writer to maintain a bird's eye view of a story's overarching themes and relationships; converting what were once static plot points on a page into organic, flexible, tangible ideas the writer can interact with."
Tristan Prescott - Producer "The Caretaker" (2016) "The Killing of John Lennon" (2006)
"Causality works just like my brain-- visually. As a screenwriter I've struggled immensely with transferring and transforming what was inside my visual brain into a final printed screenplay. Causality does exactly that, and along the way it exposes flaws in the story structure and reveals places where amazing setups and payoffs can be placed. I've used every other screenwriting tool I could run on my Windows PC to find something that worked. Nothing did. Until Causality."
Chris Adler - Cinematographer "Plastic Breakfast" (2014)
"I absolutely love Casusality! I am a first time script writer and I believe that the formatting tools in Causality has helped me organize my thoughts and made it simple to write a first draft of my script. This software has made story-telling and organization easier for those with a big imagination such as myself. Everyday I discover something new that I can use to further develop my characters and make sure that everything I think of connects and makes sense."
Oni Muhammad - Casting Director "The Freshman Year" "Snipe Hunt"
"I love how intuitive the program is. I'm building worlds and love that I can see it visually. The man features of Causality help to keep me organised and flexible."
Saabeah Theos - Actress/Writer/Producer "Ode to a Fuckboi" (2017) "CTRL" (2018) "Gossip Nation" (2012) "In the Clear" (2012)
"Causality is a game-changer for screenwriters. Those with a video editing background in particular, will find its layout options familiar and intuitive. Essentially, it treats your script and and story elements like an editing timeline. But, of course, you can opt to switch to a more traditional view of just the script itself, whenever you'd like. Being able to color code things like characters and plot points will allow you to quickly see and fill any and all gaps that exist."
Jean Buschmann - Writer/Director/Producer - SoWhat Productions "Finding Home" "Boxed In" (2004) "The Order" (2020)
"Causality is not only a tool that helps me visually brainstorm and keep track of my story beats in a leaner and logical way, but also something I can take along to pitch my story ideas with my collaborators or producers so that we can agree on things before we set out to write the first draft. "
Pragyan Thapa - Screenwriter "Mokshya" (2014)
"I'm a film maker, scriptwriter and educator. I had another script writing software for about 20 years, and have recently discovered Causality, which I love.
The visual representations of the story, such as the timeline and whiteboard, are very helpful. Being able to throw something together quickly in the whiteboard, then write the beats when I'm ready, is so efficient.
I have explored the research part of Causality a little and am excited about using it to its full potential on my next major project. That project will be a collaborative feature screenplay, so we are excited about the new collaboration functions that have come with recent upgrades.
I have now installed Causality on computer labs where I teach, and my students have taken to it like fish to water. It's very good.
I would highly recommend Causality for visual thinkers who write screenplays as well as educators who teach screenwriting."
Dr Owen Beck - Teacher at Swan Christian College/Filmmaker/Scriptwriter Script "Mister Wick" short-listed for the Inaugural Australian Script Writing Opportunity.
"For years when it came to creating scripts or ideas for videos I have had to do it on a white board with post it notes, move things around flesh out the story and then copy it all down on paper or on the computer. Not anymore. Causality (interesting name) has changed all of that. For anyone that has had to deal with a committee of people as you sit down and create your story or video content, Causality is going to change your life.
In my job I have clients that come to me with ideas for videos. They have a set amount of time they want the video to be, they have an idea about what they want the video to cover, and they have an idea on what they want the video to look like. All of which doesn't fit within the timeline they want it to fit.
With Causality we are able to brainstorm the content, move ideas around, put the script together, change our minds, monitor the length of the ideas in the timeline, and continue to hone the project until it meets all of their needs. And the whole time the client is able to see what works, what doesn't, and how long it is going to take to deliver their vision. And the best part of it all is when you are done with the Causality session you have the script already written and ready to export. This has been a blessing in so many ways. Most of all it shaves days of collaborating and passing around texts, emails, coordinating meetings and discussions. I can't wait for the production functions to be added to this program.
I have been so impressed with Causality in the short time I have been using it. It has helped me with video production, interactive instructional programs, Virtual Reality design, and just brainstorming sessions as I flesh out possible ideas for projects in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality."
David Young - Media Productions Manager - AT&T
"I do enjoy experimenting with your solution, it is definitely something new and for sure helps the development of story line. After final cut and other standard approaches this one is promising. Yet I have been writing my first script here and it has been a month, maybe a bit more, so who knows what will I have to say afterwords, but for now it is very helpful. And hope will develop further into more useful, but not complex software. I highly recommend it."
Levan Bakhia - Director/Producer/Writer "Landmine Goes Click" (2015) "The Search" (2014) "Paradox" (2015)
"Causality is innovative and revolutionary. It is the application that will change the storytelling paradigm. For me Causality is for scripts, what bitcoin is for money. Thank you for this tool."
Ariel Vargas - Writer/Director/Editor "Video Chat x" (2013) "El intermediario" (2012) "Criptico" (2013)
"Causality is incredible! It just works with my visual mind. To see the story laid out in front of me gives me options, advantages and opportunities I wouldn't normally have with traditional writing software. Highly recommended!"
Brett Eichenberger - Director/Producer at Resonance Pro "Light of Mine" (2011) "Pretty Broken" (2018) "A Little Something" (2016)
"As a professional writers and retired publisher, I strongly recommend Causality for both novice and veteran writers alike. It is much like a story board or cork board of the past for moving the parts and pieces of your novel/book or like a screenwriter's story board for manipulating scenes.
Along with that wonderful feature, it allows you to build stories behind and/or parallel to your main story (excellent for building tension, suspense). You can label chapters, acts, scenes, books within books. It is one of the most versatile pieces of software for the writing industry that I've encountered."
Roger C. Bull - Author of 8 published books and retired publisher of over 40 books via Southern Oaks Publishing LLC. "Legalised Crime" "The Thin Line of Good and Evil" (2014)
"I'm currently using Causality for two projectsboth instances of reverse engineeringand it's working beautifully! The first is an adaptation of a novel, with a first-time author that is desperately afraid of missing a beat". I was bogged down about a third of the way through the screenplay, when I decided my job might be easier if I imported my unfinished screenplay, then added all (yes, ALL!) the beats from the novel into Causality. YES! This has not only made the adaptation easier moving forward, but I can graphically demonstrate to the author where everything has gone (and show the justification for losing some of his darlings!). A new level of trust with my client!
The second effort involves script doctoring a complex screenplay. A lot of writers THINK they've done what this program can show them they have not. Causality helped me show the screenwriter exactly where things were headed off the rails, and where to tighten up connections and tie up several loose ends! And this doesn't even begin to cover what I'm writing from scratch.
Causality has given structure (and PORTABILITY!) to my workflow like no other program ever has. Thanks!"
Mark Bracich - Writer/Actor/Filmmaker "Love Story" (2020) "#Twinked" (2019) "Rockin the Cruise" (2020)
"Causality is a real game-change for writers. It gives us control on our stories like never before.With traditional script-writing apps, its so easy to lose track of important details. Casualty solves this by bringing innovation to the table. Gone are the days that writers are at the mercy of writing apps. With Causality, writing is much more efficient and enjoyable."
Khalil Joseph Banares, Scriptwriting Lecturer at Film School Manila
"Thank you for the app! With Causality I move further much faster. You just fulfilled my dream as a director and screenwriter, to see everything in a right perspective. "
Vasilii Builov - Founder of "Sayanfilm"
"Causality empowers me to design a stronger story for the audience by triangulating mind mapping tools with a timeline and a script editor!"
Leo Sandberg - Filmmaker/Artist/Writer "9" (2009) "Rancid" (2004) "9 millimeter" (1997)
"Causality allows me to work the way I think. I don't necessarily think linearly. It allows me to create scenes as they come to me and at any point I can connect them or change the way they are connected. I can also change the order of events by just dragging them. This is much quicker and easier than rewriting inside the script. I would recommend Causality for any writer at any level."
Kevin Bingham - Camera and Electrical/Actor/Cinematographer "I Was a Teenage Alien Mutant Cyborg" (2017) "The Flash: Crossover" (2009) "Donna Parker" (2010) "High Stakes" (2012)
"I am very grateful to have a tool like this. I've used Causality in all my projects since it came out. Causality has made my job easier to build and develop my stories, and also to quickly understand screenplays of other writers."
Michael Axelsson - Director/Writer "Odd and Maud" (2016)
"I am new to Causality coming from Final Draft 10. What I like about Causality is the outlining and the arcs. I love being able to look at my story in this way. I find it more intuitive than the beat board on FDX and more functional.
I love that you have space for internal character arcs and not just plot. I also appreciate that you can have arcs that are unattached until you figure out how they fit in the story. I am very excited to get my writing team outlining in Causality because it helps you see the story your are telling in a fresh way."
Rosalyn Williams - Additional Crew "Charlotte" (2015)
"As a novice writer, I would often trudge through the story development with chagrin and frustration. I have tried many story development/script software, but found myself disappointed because some features were absent in one but not in the other. Nothing was integrated as a whole. But then I found Causality.
Since then, I have gain some stride and can see my story grow (organically) right in front of my eyes. Every aspect of Causality is integrated making the job of story development much easier and more enjoyable.
Causality has a really cool look to it. The application has an easy learning curve, and the interface very intuitive. There are a variety of pricing options offered which makes it affordable to anyone on a strict budget like myself. And if you're in need of some help, just email and you'll get prompt and courteous service. It's an indispensable tool for novice and professional screenwriters."
Charles Michaud - Sound/Composer "Kursk: The Last Mission" (2018) "Proxima" (2019)
"I write stories for my podcast "La Voix Haute" and now for audio fictions. Causality allow me to create, organise and develop my stories in many ways. The perfect tool I was looking for !"
Matthieu Farcy - Author and Voice Actor "Le Babau" (2019)
"Causality is like having a second editor sit next to me. As I review the rough cut and input the dialogue, the captions are also automatically written, so I end up with three main by-products:
1. When breaking the script into blocks and beats for a possible intercut, it greatly increases my ability to tighten the story and eliminate redundancies. This is what I refer to as having a second editor sit next to me.
2. I end up will all of the text for the closed captions. This text can be copied, phrase by phrase into the subtitler, which also makes their eventual placement locations easy to find.
3. The decision to intercut stories becomes easier because you can see if the blocks fit together. In the end, I may decide not to intercut the stories, but Causality will help me make this decision.
I know that most people will use Causality for scriptwriting, but it is also a powerful tool for documentaries. Great product."
Paul Bachow - Director/Writer/Producer "A Journey Into the Holocaust" (2014)
"Causality is an awesome tool, it combines all great features of top screenwriting tools and adds a modern twist into it. Using node styled notes/bits speeds up prewriting/thinking process and allows to quickly find plot holes and character irregularities.
In addition, Causality automatically updates your script during any changes on timeline. That feature allows to freely experiment with your scenes arrangement and even dialog lines! A great modern tool for a modern screenwriter."
Marcin Mielczarek - Screenwriter/Director "Reduta.Gory Borowskie" (2012) "Klamca" (2015) "Bad Arrival" (2015)
"Causality truly is the best way to write a screenplay. It makes structuring the story easy, meaning the only thing you have to worry about is how creative you can get."
Josh Pruett - Production Manager "Little White Flowers" (2020)
"Causality is amazing software. The whole structure of the script can be seen at a glance. This is the only writing software I know that allows you to throw your ideas on the board and select those that will change the story instantly. Other apps are getting a lot of old. Congratulations to the developers."
Guillaume Philippon - TV Editor "The Untold Story of Euro Disco" (2017)
"Causality is an incredible new approach to screenwriting that makes you first create a narrative based on the logic of cause and effect, and then keeps you on track according to that logic when you write. It also encourages you to clearly plan convincing character arcs and there's room to develop parallel narrative strands, thematic motifs and many more. I've just complete a 1st draft and Causality has been incredible!"
Murray Kerr - Director/Writer "Birami Sahar" (2011) "Tandav" (2014)
"Being able to see my story in a visual way is essential to my writing process. Causality has all of the necessary tools (and more) to take my screenplay to the absolute next level. This software is a MUST for anyone writing in the entertainment business."
Brett Eichenberger - Director/Producer at Resonance Pro "Light of Mine" (2011) "Pretty Broken" (2018) "A Little Something" (2016)
"I am deeply impressed by this exciting new step and what it will lead to. A platform like Causality has the ability to develop a sophisticated story that will lead to better productions. Having Causality on your side during the development journey will accelerate your projects and let you make better decisions. Causality is just the start of a platform that promises a revolution in writing and planning of all elements of your movie."
Simon Phillips - Director at Tools of Directing, London
"I've been searching for something like Causality for years. It's the easiest way to get a story out of my head and onto the page. Makes outlining actually enjoyable!"
Marcus Kliewer - Director/Editor "Biidaaaban" (2018) "Heart of Clay" (2017)
"It's a great tool to get a visual grip around wandering ideas! A valuable booster for any story telling project."
Philippe Weibel - Writer/Director "Trapped" (2012) "1476 - Murtenschlacht" (2015)
"Causality is a perfect blend of a brainstorming and non-linear scriptwriting program. The ability to organize and rearrange acts, story arcs, and character arcs seamlessly within your script makes Causality second to none. I'm truly amazed by the power and intuitiveness."
Nashawn Osborne - Flopitworks Productions - Cinematographer/Writer/Director "Confliction" (2012) "It Rained on Tuesday" (2013) "The Fallen" (2013)
"I had recently purchased Causality and immediately started working on a new project. As someone who has bought and used every screenwriting software out there, I found that Causality got me off the blocks the quickest on a fresh script. When I ran into a couple of problems due to inadvertently scrambling the layout because of a timeline conflict of the snippets. The problem was resolved quickly by the support, and my file was fixed and sent back to me.
I could be using Causality frequently for starting new stories and then exporting them to Final Draft after the story arcs are done."
Ganga Raju Gunnam - Writer/Producer/Director "Little Soldiers" (1996) "Amrutham" (2001-2005)
"Casualty is the first screenwriting application I've used which successfully combines a textual and visual approach to writing, it simply makes me a better writer.
Causality has many great features, but for me the White Board is amazing, I can see my whole screenplay in overview, strengths, weaknesses, story structure and character development, I've never used a program which so effortlessly makes my stories better."
Simon Rose - Writer/Producer "The Flying Scotsman" (2006)
"Over the years I have bought and tried every writing software on this planet, always hoping that I would find a tool that would allow me to write intricate storylines and plots, only to get lost the further I progressed or when I had to put my work aside. Within the first 10 seconds of seeing the interface and the concept behind Causality I was electrified.
Causality provides you with a top level overview of your story and the character development. It is the only software on the market that does this! The concept is based on how music software, called sequencers, are designed. And you will start rocking your first novel in no time!"
Michael Baumgardt - Editor-in-Chief/Journalist/Author/Songwriter
"I dreamt about this software. I though it might appear in 5-10 years from now, but geniuses from Hollywood Camera Work made it happen in 2018. And it's the future.
In just one month me and my team used Causality to re-structure our sci-fi feature, write a 30 minute interactive VR piece almost from scratch, and we're re-doing a comedy short in Causality right now. And it's brilliant you can easily visualise subplots, you see most of the plot holes, which become glaringly obvious in visual form.
All in all, it's a bit counter-intuitive that for decades we used to work with a visual medium purely through text. But hey, not anymore Causality might be that holy grail of multi-modal screenwriting. Can't wait for collaborative mode, and maybe for a lightweight web version then we can leave all the outdated screenwriting software behind."
Anton Outkine - Writer/Director Lateral Summer Studios
"As producer working towards becoming a director, I quickly realized that I must also create my own content if I want to succeed. Writing has never been my forte and staring at a blank page can feel daunting. This is where Causality comes in! Being able to visually write plot points that I must connect and bridge together makes perfect sense. I can work with Causality the same way that my brain works. Never before have I found a tool that can get my ideas on paper as quickly at Causality. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to write a script."
Luis Sinibaldi - Producer/Camera and Electrical/Editor "In Another Life" (2017) "Where We Begin" (2020]
"I have been using Causality for a week now. I cannot express how much I like the product. This is the one I have been waiting for a long time. Though there are several limitations on this first release, I like the interface and framework. It is very easy to use and only requires few minutes of video training. "
"Causality is the only software that allowed me to build, visualize and write the story I want to tell. The interface of Causality is so simple that I managed to master its use in just a few minutes, allowing me to devote all my time to the construction of my story and not to understand how to use the software."
Roger Beausoleil - Writer
"Causality gave me the tools I needed to write my first script. It was tremendously helpful and useful. I thank the creators for this innovative product."
Marcos Benaim - Aspiring Scriptwriter
"Causality is an invaluable way to keep thoughts organized, and to keep story logic consistent. Where I would have spent hours trying to wrap my brain around all the interconnected points within my story, and trying to figure out the shape and pacing of it, I can now see it all at a glance."
Eric - Duo Reves Event Entertainment
"Causality is a goldmine and a must-have for any writer's arsenal of tricks and treats! It's a fun, visual, story planner that enables the writer to get a solid grasp on the big picture. From beating out your beat sheet to honing the plot points and writing your scriptany scriptCausality supports your efforts every step of the way.
You owe it to yourself to give it a try - you won't regret it!"
Max Bogner - Screenwriter/Actor
"Causality is well thought out, and very easy to get the hang of. I found the visual layout of the character names, the lanes and the grouping of beats are like a 'birds eye view' which makes it easier to understand if my story is flowing as I'd like it to. It also makes it quicker to navigate to story points without needing to scroll through pages, and it's easier to reorder story points without needing to cut and paste large chunks of text.
I also really like the intuitive formatting on the text editor. Changing from action to dialogue is surprisingly simple which makes it easier to get ideas down without interrupting my thoughts to think about formatting.
Finally, credit must go to Per Holmes and the support team, who take every bug report with genuine concern. I feel this software is constantly being developed by a devoted team and while it's already a great piece of software to use, I'm still enthusiastic about what it will be like in the coming years."
Chloe Garcia - Filmmaker
"I learnt storytelling for years, read tons of ebooks on storytelling tricks
so much information but I still get not get it right. I needed to put it all together in a good story.
After I got Casuality, I put all these tricks from the ebooks in this tool. Put many of them in the lanes for outlining and put many idea in the research folder.
Causality is a very productive tool."
Yohanes Bintang - Photographer
"Finally a new approach to how screenplays should be written. Causality makes it hard for a filmmaker to come up with an excuse not to write more films.
If I was a producer, I would wish my writers to use this tool. It inspires to come with fresh ideas and link them in a way that the most intertwined storylines seem just natural. As good drama is based on cause and effect, this tool focuses on helping writers to find more and eventually better ways for setups. It's as if I had suddenly found the secrets of the writers I adore.
Causality enables me to think about structure without writing formulaic. It's more clear what the essence of the story is when it's so easy to quickly try out new things. It just helped me to tell a better story. This is a tool for writers who know their tricks and aren't afraid to create new ones. A good effect in storytelling is probably caused by a good idea. Causality makes it easy for everyone to do exactly that.
Welcome to a new era of how to write a film. There is a bunch of screenwriting software out there which all look alike and try to copy final draft. This one goes a bold step further."
Pedram Sadough - Screenwriter
"Causality helped me build a plot structure for my first novel much faster than I would have been able to with the other Apps I tried first. I really like its visual style which suits my way of thinking, and the possibility to save as much text in any part of my plot, as I like. Once you have a lot of content the app also makes it possible to rearrange segments within a chapter or move whole chapters around.
I can recommend Causality for anyone who feel they need help to structure and contain all the good ideas you get while writing and planning what goes where. The company behind the app are quick to respond to questions, and I hope they will add spell and grammar check and a graphic way to show things such as where the action happens in my story."
Rune Schiermer - Writer
"What Hollywood Camera Work has created with Causality is a remarkably clever, innovative, and highly useful piece of software. Software that's really fun to use. And, from hints that have been dropped, there seems to be even more power and potential planned for future releases. I can hardly wait to add those new features to my writer's tool belt."
Brad Nelson - Writer
"My writing partner has been doing a brilliant job outlining the screenplay we are working on using Causality Story Sequencer Software. Brenda has taken twelve months worth of research and assembled everything into a narrative that is coming together better than we expected. Before we started working with the software, we had notes all over the place. Now everything is right in front of us. The software is dramatically increasing our rate of progress and the quality of our work.
We can't say enough good things about the software. It is especially handy if you want to work on multiple writing projects at the same time.?"
Michael Ryan - Writer - Pets in Water
"It becomes quickly obvious that the designers behind this software took the time to reexamine the process of writing before writing a single line of code.
There are a reviews on the net comparing Causality but after you work with it you realize it can't have any competitors as its an evolutionary leap forward in terms of a new tool for a writer. Its like switching from a typewriter to a computer only a typewriter is still desirable than whatever it is you are currently using.
I've been able to recall the feeling an infant would have when its found something it really likes and has decided to be as dramatic as necessary, not to give it back.
I've become massively productive. Gem of a software! Thank you!"
"I am VFX artist, but occasionally I find myself in directors chair with idea for a short movie or commercial. My screenwriting is in most cases attempt to explain my thoughts to fellow screenwriter. Causality is a tool that exceeded my expectations in first seconds of tutorial video on youtube. I was looking for something to help with writing my screenplay, but I got tool for developing my story with ability to create my screenplay side by side with my story in visual way.
Nodes and timelines are powerful tools available in post production. In Causality you have access to them in pre production. Causality speeded up my story development time significantly and made it more organized. It is a tool, not replacement for a good screenwriter. But it made my ability to write a screenplay or to communicate my idea to screenwriter much easier."
Michal Sabik - VFX Artist
"It's the only tool on the planet can help you to organize your thoughts. One giant leap for writing-kind!"
Jae Hark - Naver
"Causality is now in my head. It's the way I think about putting things together."
"I am using your software to write my first screen play for a short film. After watching a few videos online I was able to get a lot of progress done on my project."
Arthur Mingo - Attorney and Filmmaker
"Now I can immerse myself in brainstorming and writing, without losing track of the big picture or being locked into a formula. I can't stop playing around with it. It gives me completely new insights on stories that had me stomped for years."
Anders Munck - Writer
"Your videos have educated me like none of the film schools/courses I have taken, your Causality software has rocked my world. "
Kamran Kashani - Podcaster
"Causality is radical approach to narrative construction that will liberate you from you confines of chronological linear thinking. By putting the work into building characters and themes throughout the process you ultimately end up with something with much deeper while avoiding the traps of thinking sequentially."
Murray Kerr, Photographer
"I'm writing a sitcom for public broadcast radio and I have found Causality to be an excellent platform covering all bases. It has really simplified my creative process by combining all the elements of brainstorming, researching and visualising characters into one area. The fact that it displays my beats and story structure in visual form, has made my work less cerebral. Instead of getting stuck in my head, I can see a visual representation of my work right in front of me, which I find immensely satisfying. "
James Smith - Writer/Improviser
"Finally, a 21st Century Screenwriter's Tool!"
David Collard - Fieldview TV - Producer
"I can finally control the chaos in scriptwriting."
Aemir Khalid - Scriptwriter
"Instead of nervously hoping that your screenplay has a reasonable structure, in Causality you can see that it does, or see that it doesn't, and where the cracks are. Causality lets you see the forest, or the trees, or the bark, or the satellite view depending on what you want to focus on.
In particular, I'm having lots of fun reviewing old, finished screenplays: suddenly it becomes clear where they bulge, and where they fizz out. The hierarchical concepts in.
Causality (beats, lanes, groups, etc.) are so much more fluid and cinematographic than the traditional tree of sequences and scenes."
Gabriel Montagné Láscaris-Comneno - Writer/Composer - Tibas Media
"I am a writer, novelist, I have bought and experienced a lot of writing related software like Novel Factory, StoryO, Writer's Cafe, Scrivener. However, there is no piece of software that really makes me feel like Causality. The most core element in writing is the visualization of the story and Causality does it the best of all. Although it does not currently have enough features as advertised, only with features like this, it has also won my trust. I always feel happy that I have purchased it. This is an indispensable choice for all of us who love to write."
Hoàng Anh - Writer/Novelist
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