Character driven stories are narratives that deal with the internal conflicts of the character. Generally, the main characters are their own worst enemy, as opposed to an actual bad guy or worst enemy. The story is driven by the simple question of whether the character evolves or not. An external event or element can propel the story, forcing the characters to confront, and hopefully overcome, their main flaws. If the characters have some kind of a destiny, it’s of their own making. Because these stories tend to focus more on people than, say, the threat to humanity from robots and aliens, they’re usually a little more budget friendly. If your only resources are some basic camera equipment, a few locations and the cast, chances are you’ll want to aim for a character-driven structure. It also helps to have a genuine interest in human psychology and behavior, as those are your basic storytelling tools for a character-driven piece. In writing a character driven story, your go-to question should always be “What would my characters do in this situation?” And unless you’re working on a sequel to “The Passion of the Christ,” the answer is probably not what Jesus would do.