Scripted mainstream projects featuring comedy and music for TV and Film
TRAMPS LIKE US by Marisa Torre
Nov 2016 Official Feature Screenplay Finalist CANADA Independent Film Fest
Feb 2016 Official Selection BEVERLEY HILLS Film Fest
A PEARL BEFORE SWINE by Marisa Torre:
Oct 2016 - Silver Winner! HOLLYWOOD Screenplay Contest
Sep 2016 - Official Selection NEW YORK Screenplay Contest
Apr 2016 - 3rd Place CANNES Screenplay Contest
“Of the more than 1000 unique screenplay entries we received this year, A PEARL BEFORE SWINE has earned special distinction as among the very best of the best," said John Vincent, Executive Director of The Hollywood Screenplay Contest. "This award is a testament to the talent, story-telling ability, and artistic vision of Marisa Torre."
I also write poetry and children's literature
My poetry has been published in the USA and I've worked in TV production
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada
Fashion and Business at Seneca and
Film Arts at Ryerson
Screenwriting with Larry Kasdan
2 yrs Royal Conservatory of Music
12 years York Region District School Board, Educational Assistant
5 yrs Volunteer - Art Gallery Ontario(AGO), TIFF, ReThink Cancer Breast Fest Film Fest (and others)
2 years TV Assoc Producer - Rogers Cable TV
Published Author 2006
Written: Feature Films, TV and Book-to-Screen/Web/S.T.E.M.
12 Children’s Books
7 TV Pilots
4 Feature Films
5 Poetry Books
My literary hero is G.B Shaw.
At age 15 in High School English class, I was greatly influenced by his play
MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION, not so much for the salacious subject matter he made sociable to discuss, but because he taught me to understand the other side of judicious morality.
With A PEARL BEFORE SWINE, I've made Shaw’s work become relevant to a new generation engaging elements of history and literature they can relate to.
With TRAMPS LIKE US I am mindful to do justice to Shaw's elevated views of morality and the depiction of common decency in those we see as below us and the defects of those we see as above us.
I offer a unique talent for compelling visuals and controversial dialogue driven in the context of mainstream projects featuring light comedy and music in TV and Film.
I pride myself on successful collaborations to established franchises as well as
writing to targeted audiences, casting and production budgets
Projects are my own original creations
They draw inherent humour from socially relevant issues, sometimes edgy
Poetry is my personal best and screenplays are my personal bent
Despite my hedonistic and bohemian free-spirit,
I'm a very centered, well adjusted and earthy person
... no drugs, no drama, no demons
with an insanely wild imagination, solid work ethic and smart business sense
And I can confuse and be confused in almost 4 languages;
English, Italian, French and almost Spanish.
Name: Marisa Torre
Lives in: Toronto, Canada
Company: Belle Rive Scripted Productions
Occupation: Screenwriter and Author
Unique traits: The only writer's block I've ever had is my day-job.
Silver - HOLLYWOOD Screenplay Contest - Oct 2016
Finalist - NEW YORK Screenplay Contest - Sept 2016
3rd Place - CANNES Screenplay Contest - Apr 2016
Official Selection - BEVERLY HILLS Screenplay Contest - Feb 2016
Finalist - CANADA Independent Film Festival - Nov 2016