Judy Bednarek is an award-winning screenwriter who was born and raised in Minnesota. She writes scripts that are well-executed with an original voice. She was a Top-10 Finalist in FilmQuest (Utah), California Film Awards, Apeiron Films(Berlin), CineFest (LA), WildSound (Toronto), Sundance-affiliated Oaxaca FilmFest (Mexico). She has collaborated with award-winning directors, Chris Turner (Toronto), Scott McCullough (LA) and Pasha Patriki (Toronto).
Judy's vision is to produce independent films with roles for culturally-diverse actors. Supernatural thrillers, action and historical drama for an international audience. Her goal is to create films that will awaken and inspire humanity with life lessons or a faith-based message.
Unique traits: Competitive, tenacious, ambitious, loyal, out-of-the-box thinker, honest, funny, spiritual, generous, humanitarian, warrior, survivor
THE BLOSSOMS OF THE DOGWOODS Budget: $30M+ | Historical ⋄ Romance ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Drama At the end of the Civil War, the Creole wife of an abusive Confederate colonel who survives the Cherokee massacre is charged with murder in a Virginia court.
STAR CHILD: A FOURTH GENERATION Budget: $1M - $5M | Action ⋄ Sci-fi A former gang member finds help from a troubled ex-Marine when her genetically-altered daughter is kidnapped revealing a government-alien conspiracy to replace humans.
FOR ALL ETERNITY Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror ⋄ Drama A dying woman is offered a cure by a flamboyant artist that condemns her soul for all eternity.
A SEASON OF STRAWBERRIES Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller ⋄ Drama A rebellious Angel tempted by mortal flesh comes for the child he once saved but when a Mexican migrant worker opposes his dark agenda a rebellion against mankind begins.
YELLOW EYE Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller A psychiatrist becomes a murder suspect when he joins a Vietnam veteran to search for his wife who is kidnapped by Bigfoot in a national park.
Oaxaca Film Festival - Mexico- Top 10 Finalist (out of 10,000 scripts) - A Season of Strawberries
FilmQuest - Utah - Finalist - Yellow Eye
WildSound Festival - Canada - Pitch Winner - A Season of Strawberries
Los Angeles CineFest - California - Semi-Finalist - A Season of Strawberries
Apeiron Film Festival - Germany - Finalist - For All Eternity (Short)
California Film Awards - California - Finalist - Star Child: A Fourth Generation
Minnesota School of Business