When I was five, I told my mom I wanted to be a story teller and sit in a director's chair. I wrote my own Twilight Zone-type stories in middle school and went on to become a journalist and on-air radio personality until both my grandmothers died of cancer in the same year. When the chance came, I jumped into the cancer nonprofit space, standing up for families fighting cancer.
During the last 15 years, helping save lives from cancer has lead me to some cool opportunities - I got to ring the bell at the NYSE, throw out the first pitch at an All-Star Game, and to grow close with many of the families that have become champions in our shared cause. Now, I'm fortunate enough to sit in the director's chair as CEO for ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer and work alongside stunning colleagues and brilliant professionals.
On weekends and at 2 a.m., I recently finished my first feature - a comedy that placed in a competition. But it's not enough, there's more rumbling rocket ships, dry wit weekend warrior gardeners, and Butterball turkey hotline burnouts that need a story told. The little kid inside me stirs with his ADD, tapping his Number 2 pencil, and bursting to create an adventure with you.
Name: Jamie Bearse
Lives in: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Screenwriter, Director of Development, Editor, Marketing/pr, Fight Director and Comedian
Unique traits: Remembering Simpsons quotes from 1994 better than where I left my car keys this morning.
Stage 32 Comedy Feature Quarter Finals
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA)