Donnalyn Vojta

Donnalyn Vojta

Script writer/Novelist
Author and Screenwriter

Chicago, Illinois

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About Donnalyn

NEWS: Just got a "DOUBLE RECOMMEND" on my Shunned thriller script from an S32 industry reader. I also received the same on my Sketches TV pilot. I'm beside myself!

Suspense thrillers that make you go, "WHAT?!" are my thing. I hope my audience enjoys the sensational ride of "feels" I try to plant in my suspense thriller stories!

In 2019, I completed two feature films '"for hire" which are to be released in late 2020 -- two different production companies. One is a thriller/drama and the other a fantasy film.

Currently, I am working with a Hollywood producing partner on developing Sketches for TV. My movie Shunned is being optioned with a different Hollywood producer with the aim of having it produced for Netflix. Loglines for both projects are below.

SHOUT OUT to Stage 32. If it weren't for this site, my scripts would be a mess, and no one in Hollywood would ever have seen them. So, I hope screenwriters take advantage of the Script Services here.

As a novelist, the first two of my quirky books are on the market, but the last volume of this trilogy is still to come...Winter 2020. They are part of a series with the MOST UNUSUAL NARRATION, providing the audience with an unexpected lens for considering the harsh and violent realities of the real world. Feel free to check out The Teddy Bear Chronicles (NOT a children's series!). Volume I is HOPE IN PARIS! and Volume II is CHLOE's CRUSADE.

WHAT comes later? Hopefully, a manager or agent!

I'm so happy to be on STAGE 32 and excited to see more of what this community has to offer. Hopefully, I will have something helpful to offer others as well!

Unique traits: I make fantastic pies from scratch and have oddly quick reflexes.

Loglines

  • Shunned

    Shunned Budget: $1M - $5M | Mystery Horror A teen's bullies recklessly summon an erratic demon that puts him into a coma, and left with only his disembodied spirit, he struggles for revenge while also trying to protect his family.** **Script earned a "DOUBLE RECOMMEND" from S32 industry reader. 

  • IN DEVELOPMENT Sketches - TV series

    IN DEVELOPMENT Sketches - TV series Budget: $100K - $1M | Mystery Drama PILOT logline: After an attorney's wife is brutally attacked, he finds that he shares a supernatural and familial connection to another patient in the hospital. SERIES summary:  This puzzle-filled drama centers around a prestigious attorney fighting to overcome excruciating regret from a deadly failure as a boy. After his wife is brutally attacked, he revisits the cause of his torment--a psychic power--hoping it might be helpful for once. Cosmic timing reveals how his ability is designed to work for goodness, but then the "key" goes missing. Though disadvantaged, he strives to use his mystical power once again **2020 Semi-Finalist FADE-IN AWARDS**

  • Angered (f/k/a The Visitor)

    Angered (f/k/a The Visitor) Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller Horror A loving mother has protected her boys from the gang-violence in Chicago, but when a horrifying poltergeist grabs hold of her oldest, she and the local pastor have a new enemy to fight; however, they have to figure out what it is first! FINALIST 2020 Pasadena International FF!

Credits

  • May not disclose (NDA)

    May not disclose (NDA) (2019 - 2020)
    Film by Lighthouse Pictures Writer

  • Angered

    Angered (2019 - 2020)
    Film (short) (Horror) Writer Script for paranormal horror short was an Official Selection in 2019 Underground Indie FF AND 2019 Hollywood Horrorfest

  • 21 Questions

    21 Questions (2019 - 2020)
    Film by SProduction Studio (Thriller) Writer Entrepreneur, Michael Mapp, is married to his business partner's sister, Dawn, a fun-loving, faithful wife who struggles with mental illness, and when Dawn learns of Michael's secret dastardly deeds, Michael discovers Dawn is far from a fragile flower.

  • Hope in Paris

    Hope in Paris (2018 - 2019)
    Print by New Traditions Publishing (Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Writer

  • "Not My Plan"

    "Not My Plan" (2019)
    Print by Our Life Logs (Biography) Writer Article about one woman's handling of unexpected and dramatic life changes.

  • The Teddy Bear Chronicles

    The Teddy Bear Chronicles (2016 - 2018)
    Print by New Traditions Publishing (Thriller) Author Magical realism suspense thriller with lots of action and surprises!

Awards

  • Selection Global FF Awards Los Angeles - OVERCOMING BLOOD (feature)
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist FADE IN Awards - SKETCHES pilot script
    (2020)

  • FINALIST Pasadena Internt'l FF - Angered (short)
    (2020)

  • FINALIST MidWest WierdFest - SHUNNED (feature script)
    (2020)

  • Selection Underground Indie Film Fest - ANGERED (short horror script)
    (2019)

  • Selection Underground Indie Film Fest - HOPE IN PARIS! (feature script)
    (2019)

  • Selection Hollywood Horror Fest - ANGERED (short)
    (2019)

  • Selection Burbank International Film Fest - HOPE IN PARIS! (feature film)
    (2019)

  • WINNER Best Screenplay, Global Film Festival - SHUNNED (feature script)
    (2019)

  • TOP FINALIST Eyelands Book Awards (international competition) - HOPE IN PARIS! novel
    (2018)

  • Quarterfinalist SCREENCRAFT Cinematic Novel Contest - HOPE IN PARIS! novel
    (2018)

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