A bi-coastal (Lake Michigan is a coast, right?) prolific writer of feature-length and short films as well as teleplays and sit-coms. I split time between Chicago and Long Beach, CA. Oh, and jokes. I write lots of jokes. Constantly. I can't turn it off, so I tell the jokes at comedy venues all over Chicago. Some of those jokes make it into my scripts, of course. Much of my writing is steeped in the angst and trial of real life; "An Important Business Matter" is a drama telling the story the catastrophic effects of debt burden on individuals; "The Promise Keeper" is a story of an Evangelical that struggles with temptation and the hypocrisy of his fellow Christians; "Scrap Iron" is a short about a couple guys who delve into the lucrative world of stealing dumpsters from local businesses (it's a real thing). All are funny and on many levels sad. Then there's my RomCom about a bet between friends to see who aschew their career-driven lives to find true love...or get a date with a player in the NFL, tentatively called "Pursuing Payton".
I've worked on a lot of collaborative projects in Chicago, and I'm always looking for more opportunities to do just that.
Name: Johanna Polzin
Lives in: Chicago, Illinois
Unique traits: Habitually ahead of schedule; collaborative; a "cerebral comic"; former Math and Science teacher; musician; housebroken; play very well with others; bathe every day.
A Beautiful Angel
Film by David Ho Reader
That Liquor in Me
Film (short) by Chicago Filmmakers in Action Writer