E.M. Spairow graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory where she was awarded the Philip and Patricia Barry Memorial Scholarship for excellence in screenwriting. That same year her short script, HOOKED, won the 2010 Unlikely Hero Productions Screenplay Competition. In 2011, her feature thriller, MANIFEST, won the Waterfront Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Spairow’s award-winning short film and directorial debut, DEFAULT, finishes its festival run, as her follow-up short, ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, premieres. As artist-in-residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM, she began work on her debut novel. E.M. currently lives and writes in Michigan.
Manifest (Feature Screenplay) Thriller ⋄ Film-noir ⋄ Drama In the winter of 1972, a bewitching stewardess turned serial killer leads a broken and embittered FBI agent in a deadly race across bleak Midwest skies.
Broken Wings (Feature Screenplay) Drama At the height of American involvement in WWII, battling public opinion, military tradition and their own fear, four women band together to break new ground in the air as Women Airforce Service Pilots.
Reverb (TV Pilot) Sci-fi ⋄ Drama When a forensic psychologist suspects her fiancé was murdered and replaced by his doppelgänger, she partners with a rogue journalist to uncover the truth about the eerie echoes now roaming the city.
Shop America (TV Pilot) Comedy An emotionally and economically bereft late-thirtysomething accepts a job at a dysfunctional home shopping network where her diva mother is on-air royalty.
Hooked (Short Screenplay) Drama A world-weary Korean War vet rediscovers his passion for fishing and life through the persistence of a precocious little boy.
The Imaginist (Short Screenplay) Comedy ⋄ Drama An impoverished immigrant and hopeless romantic, The Imaginist attempts to win the hand of his beloved by making it big in the dying days of Vaudeville.
No Laughing Matter (Short Screenplay) Comedy When a cynophobic spinster clashes with her neighbor’s beloved pet, Diablo, revenge is a dish best served by thug in a clown costume.
Novelties (Short Screenplay) Sci-fi ⋄ Drama A day at the beach treats a sad, but deserving young woman to a few novelties.
The Wannabe (Web Series Scripts) Comedy One extremely unlucky and incredibly awkward teen desperately attempts to find her place in a Middle American suburban hell.
CAFÉ L.A. (Web Series Scripts) Comedy Colorful vignettes set in the eclectic cafés and coffee houses of Los Angeles.
Elephant in the Room
Film (Comedy, Romance and Short) Director When an abused housewife in a pristine suburban prison falls in love with the local delivery driver, she is forced to confront the elephant in the room.
Film (Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller and Short) Director A destitute man defaults on his student loans, and faces losing the only thing he has left.
Film by Shane Brolly (Comedy, Drama and Short) Miscellaneous Crew When Vinny the Knife, a retired mobster and star of Vinny's Kitchen, an Internet cooking show, comes home to find two young mobsters in his home intent on whacking him for not showing up to the Don's funeral, he must used his street smarts to out wit them.
Artist-In-Residence - Helene Wurlitzer Foundation
Best Local (LA) Film - Sunset Film Festival: Los Angeles
Winner - Waterfront Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Winner - Unlikely Heroes Screenplay Competition
American Film Institute Conservatory