My screenwriting has developed under the tutelage of Randall Jahnson (writer, director, producer whose works include Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro).
Logline: Cypress Grove is a short screenplay inspired by the true story. After Hurricane Katrina, a female employee returns to the cemetery grounds to single handedly restore order, while exhibiting a deep respect of those who have passed away.
*Acknowledged in the Second Round of Competition at the Austin Film Festival, September 17, 2017.
**Awarded the Short Screenplay Grand Prize and the winner of the best Female Protagonist in a screenplay by a female and/or a male writer at the Kansas City Women in Film and TV, On April 9, 2017.
SALT AND PEPPER
Logline: Two African American women tap dancers from the 1940s travel the Black Entertainment Circuit as headliners and face the challenges of racism, sexism and homophobia. (Biography based on the book Tappin’ at the Apollo)
*Awarded as a Finalist in the Austin Film Festival Pitch Contest, October 28, 2017.
*** Winner of Pitch for the Prize, Portland OR August 2016
NOT TOO BEE
Logline: After receiving the evil eye curse, a young girl attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets struggles to break the curse through Voodun. (Fiction: Coming of Age)
Logline: Impoverished Sicilian girl marries into a family with ties to the mafia and discovers her dream of rags to riches results in deadly consequences.
MIRIAM STAIRWELLSKY (Character)
Screen Writing is exhausting!