Assignment: Film Adaptation

Write a short story, or choose a set text. Then adapt it to a film.


This is an adaptation of part of Jekyll and Hyde by Paul Carr. He is using it as a teaching aid with students in Japan to help them improve their English language skills.


Suggested techniques

Remember to add in sound and music, as well as a good title and credit sequence.

For teachers: benefits to students

  • This helps students develop skills in video as well as prose.
  • Students will understand issues involved in adapting a book to a film. You can then relate this to other film or TV adaptations.
  • This makes a good group project.


  • Ages 14+
  • Suitable for groups
  • Literature, media

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