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About Dawn

I am a Canadian screenwriter who specializes in drama, dramedy and darkly comic scripts exploring contemporary themes. My short script GOODBYE TODAY was produced, and my feature drama script MOTHER was a Nicholl Fellowship quarter-finalist. Another short, THE RESIDENT, was recently optioned by award-winning director/producer Seayoon Jeong (BREAKING THE SILENCE) and I am currently developing a modern adaptation of a classic book with director/producer Barnet Bain (WHAT DREAMS MAY COME).


PRODUCED
Goodbye Today (short) – 2014
Produced by filmmaker David Desoeur.


IN DEVELOPMENT
Mary, Mary (drama feature)
Commissioned by director Barnet Bain and producer Fred Fuchs to write a feature adaptation.


Radical Spirits (1 hour, tv drama)
In development with producers John Ferraro and Joseph DiPasquale.
In the mid-nineteenth century, a young woman struggles to find her public voice by channeling voices of the dead.


Mother (dramedy feature)
Feature screenplay optioned by producer Sean Moussavi. This script was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship quarter finalist (2015).


PUBLISHED
Girls with Disabilities
Out Front – CBC Radio
Wrote and produced the radio documentary: Girls with Disabilities which aired nationally.


Hold the Halo – It Makes Me Impatient
Globe and Mail
Wrote a Facts & Arguments article on the social implications of working with students with disabilities.


Step Dance Camp
Metro Morning – CBC Radio
Wrote and produced a humorous radio piece about attending sleep-away camp and learning to step-dance with a bunch of kids.

Unique traits: Unable to leap tall buildings, no matter how many bounds. I know most of the rules for curling.

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Loglines

  • From the Inside Out - short

    From the Inside Out - short Drama Thriller In this short, an IT worker initiates a lethal showdown with his domineering alter ego.

  • Until it Hurts - short

    Until it Hurts - short Fantasy Comedy An office drone hoping to slack off enters a mysterious room and finds a nurse who makes more demands than he can fulfill.

  • Let's Talk About Kant - short

    Let's Talk About Kant - short Comedy Romance An agoraphobic woman must find her courage when the letter carrier she flirts with has an accident outside her door. 8 pgs, 1 location, 2 speaking parts.

Credits

  • Goodbye Today

    Goodbye Today (2014)
    Film (short) writer

Awards

  • Nicholl Fellowship - quarterfinalist
    (2015)

  • First - One in Ten Screenwriting competition
    (2012)

Education

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