I'm an archaeologist turned would-be screenwriter. As an archaeologist, I consistently sought to engage audiences in ways that both inform and delight, communicating immersive narratives via exhibitions, TV programs, digital media, and creative non-fiction - it was my favorite part of the job! : )
After a rewarding thirteen years in the cultural sector, I'm working toward taking up storytelling full-time and producing inclusive, character-driven narratives that foster collaboration and empathy. I often draw from my archaeological background, creating content grounded in history and folklore - I'm partial to horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy and historical fiction ... Or any combination thereof! : )
• Women-led and socially-driven content
• TV Writing
• Script Consultation & Editing
Unique traits: - Lived in Egypt, the UK and Italy. - Speaks Egyptian Arabic, decent Spanish and very bad Italian. - Burlesque performer.
Wychbury Mystery ⋄ Thriller A writer journeys to the English Midlands to research the unsolved murder of a young woman for her next project and becomes embroiled in a decades-old conspiracy involving witchcraft and espionage. ***Based on actual events.***
Macabre Thriller ⋄ Horror When a high-minded Army captain teams with members of a lurid underground scene to stop a killer targeting Asian women in 1900s San Francisco, they discover the murderer is a corrupt politician with a horrifying weapon ... An amphibious monster. ***Inspired by local legend and actual events.***
Rush Drama ⋄ Western A priggish chicana and five unconventional women in Gold Rush California unite against a wealthy speculator seeking to remove them from their mineral-rich properties through systematic violence.
Wolfjäger Horror ⋄ Historical A low-class hunter in 12th century Bavaria sets out to kill a blood-thirsty wolf targeting the nobility … Only to discover that the beast is his shape-shifting wife. *Inspired by personal family history.*
Lady A Historical ⋄ Drama When her husband the ruler of Mercia dies, Aethelflaed must engage in an epic struggle to protect her kingdom from Viking invasions and royal conspiracies… Or watch the whole of England crumble.
Fog & Shadow Horror ⋄ Fantasy An inexperienced shaman struggles to unite four warring magical factions in the California Bay Area when she discovers an ancient supernatural force plans to use their powers to destroy the world.
Garrison Sci-fi ⋄ Horror To survive in a remote outpost as an alien organism devastates 18th century New France, a Cree woman and a colonial heiress will need to overcome language barriers, racial biases, and gender roles.
Macabre - Finalist (60 Min. Teleplay), Cinequest Screenplay Competition
Macabre - Quarterfinalist, Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Macabre - Semifinalist, WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab