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Danielle Kaheaku

Danielle Kaheaku

Award-Winning Screenwriter, Ghostwriter, Author
Casting Director, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Script Supervisor, Story Analyst, Editor, Author, Casting Assistant, Dialogue Editor, Publisher, Content Creator, Host/presenter, Other, Playwright, Script Coordinator, Storyboard Artist and Weapons Specialist

San Diego, California

Member Since:
October 2011
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About Danielle

An award-winning ghostwriter and editor, Danielle Kaheaku has worked in the entertainment industry for the past twelve years. She has active memberships in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the international Horror Writers Association, and the Romance Writers Association Published Author Network. An adjunct English professor at a local university, she is the co-founder and Training Director for the San Diego HWA Chapter and volunteers as a mentor within the main HWA.

She has a BA in English, an MA in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction and is at the beginning stages of her Ph.D. journey. She has published multiple short stories, four anthologies, nine novels, and several produced screenplays. Her projects have won multiple screen and literary awards including two Foreword Book of the Years (2009, 2008), Gold at the International Independent Film Awards (2018), Gold at the California Film Awards (2017), Silver in the International Independent Film Awards (2016), Award of Merit at the New Renaissance Film Festival in London (2016), Hollywood Screenings Film Festival Semi-Finalist (2016), and Best Experimental Short at the Chandler International Film Festival (2016).

Prior to focusing on fiction, Danielle worked as an editor and GIS analyst for an archaeological consulting firm and has past experience editing and reporting in a daily newsroom.

Follow her online:

Website: http://www.Kaheaku.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniellekaheaku
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniellekaheaku/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaheaku

Unique traits: Ghostwriter, editor, published author and produced screenwriter, past weapons wrangler, a black belt in Shudokan Karate, runs on caffeine.

Loglines

  • Cosmosis

    Cosmosis Action Sci-fi After being sent to stay with his grandparents to fulfill his community service, troubled teen Nicholas uncovers an old family secret that reveals a cosmic warning of the Earth's impending doom.

  • The Kult

    The Kult Crime Horror People are predictable. That’s what makes them easy to kill.

 Acting out of misguided loyalty to his friends, police officer Prosper Snow is goaded into helping them perform a copycat killing, but when the real killer comes after him, it’s not only his life on the line, but his family’s too.

  • Low Man

    Low Man Drama Horror A struggling father trying to support his family is shot during a robbery and travels through Hell to save his dying newborn son.

  • The Code

    The Code Action Drama Some believe in one. Others swear by one. Even the streets are ruled by one. Many die by one. Everyone has a code—it’s whether they choose to follow it that decides their fate.

Credits

  • Sentinels of Tzurac: Zarkwin's Revenge

    Sentinels of Tzurac: Zarkwin's Revenge (0000 - 2018)
    Film by James Raven Productions Screenwriter

  • Sentinels of Tzurac: Terra Major Under Threat

    Sentinels of Tzurac: Terra Major Under Threat (2015 - 2017)
    Film by James Raven Productions (Sci-Fi) Screenwriter

  • Forgotten

    Forgotten (2016)
    Film (Short, Biography and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Set in a therapists office, a tormented man reluctantly opens up about his abandonment issues deriving from his Greek biological father. Reflecting on his addictions, anger and near death experience. Based on true events.

  • Sentinels of Tzurac: Retaliation

    Sentinels of Tzurac: Retaliation (0000 - 2016)
    Film by James Raven Productions (Sci-Fi) Screenwriter

  • The Kult

    The Kult (2011 - 2014)
    Film by Gharial Productions (Horror) Casting Director/Head Screenwriter

  • Low Man

    Low Man (2012)
    Film Screenwriter

  • Cosmosis

    Cosmosis (2012)
    Film by Rick Bevard Screenwriter

  • The Code

    The Code (2012)
    Television by Ice Fortress Productions Screenwriter

Awards

  • Official Selection - Edinburg Screenwriting Competition
    (2018)

  • International Independent Film Awards - Gold - Screenwriting
    (2018)

  • International Independent Film Awards - Gold - Screenwriting
    (2017)

  • Hollywood Screenings Film Festival Semi-Finalist
    (2016)

  • Best Experimental Short at the Chandler International Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Best Editing for a Narrative short at the San Diego Film Consortium Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Silver Winner in the International Independent Film Awards
    (2016)

  • Award of Merit New Renaissance Film Festival for London
    (2016)

  • California Film Awards – Screenwriting Category
    (2016)

  • Three Lines or Less Logline Competition Winner
    (2012)

  • Foreword Book of the Year Award Fantasy Finalist
    (2009)

  • Foreword Book of the Year Award Horror
    (2008)

  • Foreword Book of the Year Award Science Fiction
    (2008)

Education

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