Danielle Kaheaku

Danielle Kaheaku

The Word Wraith

Casting director, screenwriter and script consultant in San Diego, California

About Danielle

A full-time editor and ghostwriter, Danielle is an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the international Horror Writers Association, and the Romance Writers of America Professional Author Network. She founded and and acts as the Training Director for the San Diego HWA Chapter and organizes events at venues such as ComicCon, StokerCon, and WonderCon as well as monthly writing workshops for local writers. She volunteers as a mentor within the HWA to help encourage and promote aspiring writers enhance their craft.

She holds a BA in English from UHM and MA in English and Creative Writing from SNHU. She has published several short stories (Danse Macabre, Silverthought), four anthologies, five novels (2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017), two produced screenplays (Gharial Productions, Krystek Productions and Synthetic Human), and has won several screen and literary awards including two Foreword Book of the Years (2009, 2008), 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), Best Experimental Short at the Chandler International Film Festival (2016), and Best Editing for a Narrative short at the San Diego Film Consortium Film Festival (2017).

Prior to moving to southern California and working in entertainment and publishing, she was the Editor in Chief for a newspaper in Hawaii and worked as an editor and GSI analyst for an environmental and archaeological recovery corporation.

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Website: http://www.thewordwraith.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaheaku
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authordaniellekaheaku
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Name: Danielle Kaheaku

Lives in: San Diego, California

Company: The Word Wraith

Occupation: Casting Director, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Script Supervisor, Story Analyst, Editor, Author, Casting Assistant, Dialogue Editor and Publisher

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

Credits

  • 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 (2016)
    Film by James Raven Productions Co-writer

  • 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

  • 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

  • Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH)
    (2015-2017)

  • Allied School of Business
    (2011-2012)

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
    (2002-2006)

  • Kapiolani Community College (Honolulu, HI)
    (2002-2004)

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