Deb Havener

Deb Havener

Pretty Egg Productions
Producer, Screenwriter, Author and Researcher

Columbus, Ohio

Member Since:
April 2014
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About Deb

Hello Stage-32 Gang!

I'm a multiple Academy Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist who had the good fortune of interviewing and assisting Robert McKee for the Great American Pitchfest.

You can read the interview here: http://prettyegg.org/files/McKee_Interview_final2.pdf

Currently under option w Knight Marcher Studios for the action/thriller Blood Land: www.prettyegg.org/bloodland

Currently under option w 523 Productions for the thriller Scared to Death: www.prettyegg.org/scaredtodeath

Currently in prep on a swing-era feature as a writer/producer w actor/producer Nolan Gerard Funk (Riddick, Glee, CW's Arrow, MTV's Awkward) and producer/writer Laurie Ashbourne Sacks (61 Bullets). www.midnightswingmovie.com

I love movies and a cracking good story!

Unique traits: I'm a former tap dance instructor and choreographer. My claim to fame in this arena is winning a BOTL (Best of the League) award for my choreography for Little Theater Off Broadway's "Oliver!" I am deeply passionate about animal welfare and environmental issues and continue to bug politicians about these concerns.

Loglines

  • Midnight Swing

    Midnight Swing Drama Music In a sleepy Ohio town in 1939 a young man in a local swing band confesses his feelings for his best friend – the 2nd-chair trumpet player – just as the band is about to explode onto the National stage. Academy Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist, Screencraft Fellowship semi-finalist. www.prettyegg.org/midnightswing

Credits

  • First Kiss

    First Kiss (2015)
    Film (short) by Deb Havener (Romance) Producer, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor A dreamy little romance for the lovelorn and rejected.

  • First Crush

    First Crush (2013)
    Film (short) by Pretty Egg Productions (Comedy, Romance and Musical) Writer/Producer/Director A cheery little comedy for the lovelorn and rejected.

  • Strain

    Strain (2012)
    Film (short) by Lelimelo Productions (Drama) Executive Producer Two best friends have a deadly falling out when one of them joins a dangerous clique.

  • Groove Shack

    Groove Shack (2010)
    Documentary by Martin Jones Productions (Documentary) Producer Two wealthy white kids open a hip-hop record store in an impoverished, black neighborhood - only to find that fame and failure go hand in hand.

  • The Lodge

    The Lodge (2008)
    Film by Brothers Shamus Pictures (Thriller) Screenwriter

  • Stay Clean

    Stay Clean (2004)
    Film (short) by Neal Havener (Adventure, Fantasy and Horror) Producer, Writer Jitter and Wheeze - two stoner dudes, are haunted by a sink full of dirty dishes that keep coming back to torment them - no matter how many times they wash them. A musical trip ensues.

  • Spontaneous Combustion

    Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
    Film by Tobe Hooper (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.

Awards

  • StoryPros finalist (Top 10)
    (2016)

  • Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition (2nd Round/Top 15%)
    (2016)

  • Homemade Horror Short Film Festival, 3rd Place (Shadow of the Witch)
    (2015)

  • Three Weeks of Terror Short Film Comp. (Best Actress, Brooke Mason)
    (2015)

  • Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Comp, 2nd Round (Midnight Swing)
    (2014)

  • Screencraft Fellowship semi-finals (2 scripts)
    (2014)

  • Academy Nicholl Fellowship quarter-finals (Blood Land, in development)
    (2013)

  • Columbus Int'l Film and Video Festival, Bronze Chris Award (Groove Shack)
    (2012)

  • Academy Nicholl Fellowship semi-finals (Midnight Swing)
    (2010)

  • Academy Nicholl Fellowship semi-finals (Glimmer, Glimmer)
    (2009)

  • Oxford Int'l Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature (The Lodge)
    (2008)

  • Reel Buckeye Screenwriting Competition, finalist/2nd place (Straight, No Chaser)
    (2007)

  • Watkins Int'l Screenwriting Competition, finalist/2nd place (Red Hot Charlie)
    (1998)

Education

  • The Ohio State University
    (1992-1995)

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