Beverly Gandara is an Award-winning screenwriter/novelist who has written several screenplays, two novels, and one non-fiction book after retirement from the corporate world.
Writing in different genres, she completed several screenplays, many of which are contest-placed. Her comedy script, Rent Money won the Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay at the 2012 Beverly Hills International Film Festival. Her Latin/Hispanic script Concrete Wings won the 2021 Accolade Global Film Competition for Best Screenplay in two categories, the 2021 World Film Carnival – Singapore for Best Feature Script, 2021 Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards for Best Original Story, the 8 & Half Film Awards for Best International Writer and WorldFest and 2022 World-Fest International Houston Film Festival Gold Remi Award for the Historical/Period Piece Category.
Bev’s Five Star Readers’ Favorite, debut novel Concrete Wings, a family drama/coming of age story earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval with a recommendation for school and home libraries and 2021 Speak Up Radio Firebird Book Award. Her second novel, Soaring in Silence, a suspense thriller earned a Five Star Readers’ Favorite Seal. Her third book, Women, Work and Triumph is a compilation of interviews with a diverse group of 26 fascinating women from 5 countries in 26 careers from A – Z with 1 goal – acceptance and respect. It earned the 2020 Five Star Readers’ Favorite Seal and 2021 Speak Up Radio Firebird Book Award.
Bev’s books are available on Amazon and all fine stores where books are sold.
Bev lives with her husband Armando, whose experiences inspired the script and the novel, Concrete Wings.
CONCRETE WINGS, a Latin/Hispanic-themed script winner of several awards. Family ⋄ Historical A drama inspired by a true story. A naive teen sent out of Cuba on the eve of the Bay of Pigs to save smuggled family jewels comes of age in New York at the height of the sexual revolution and earns his political and economic freedoms. By a twist of fate, he begins to lose his freedoms when his oppressive parents arrive and refuse to assimilate into American society.
RENT MONEY-Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay, 2012 International Beverly Hills Film Festival. Comedy ⋄ Drama Comedy: While working in the Radio & TV Barter Business, a self-sufficient virgin bookkeeper, aroused by a handsome neighbor, is stymied by society’s changing rules as the Sexual Revolution engulfs Manhattan in 1965.
UNPROTECTED WITNESS, co-written with Jack Knight Drama ⋄ Thriller In 1994, moving to Arizona from NY for health reasons, a young wife is subjected to relentless sexual advances by a dangerous retiree with a hidden criminal past. In a battle for survival, by her own resourcefulness and the wonders of the Internet, she derails an impending attack, positions the bully to meet his destiny and triumphs in secret.
MISINFORMED HEART Drama Drama: A prescription addicted environmentalist on the brink of success and marriage is wrongly accused of murder as she struggles to overcome an incestuous past.
WHILE I WAIT Drama Drama inspired by a true story: As the AIDS Virus spread in the 1980’s, New Yorkers were gripped with fear, anxiety and ignorance. Being an Administrative Assistant to a prominent attorney with AIDS was easy; being his friend, well that was hard.
WorldFest Gold Remi Award Hoouston International Film Festival, CONCRETE WINGS
Accolade Global Film Competition for Best Latin/Hispanic Script CONCRETE WINGS
World Film Carnival – Singapore for Best Feature Script, CONCRETE WINGS
Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards for Best Original Story, CONCRETE WINGS
8 & Half Film Awards for Best International Writer, Beverly Gandara for CONCRETE WINGS.
Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay Beverly Hills International Film Festival