How to Make a Zero-to-Hero Movie
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It has been said that there are 4 ways to make a movie:
- Man vs. Man
- Man vs. Animal
- Man vs. Nature
- Man vs. Self
Within these categories, the zero-to-hero motif is very common. After viewing many of these type of movies, I have discovered the formula that the movie writers use to construct these movies.
The formula consists of 3 basic phases:
- Inadequacy Phase
- Training Phase
- Accomplishment Phase
A graph depicting the protagonist’s dignity in each phase throughout the movie can be seen below:
The process flow diagram of the entire formula looks like this:
The graph and the process flow diagram pretty much summarizes over 90% of all the zero-to-hero movies, most notably sports movies.
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