Karen Bayly

Karen Bayly

Darkwing Imaginings
Author and Screenwriter

Sydney, Australia

Member Since:
October 2012
Last online:
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About Karen

I've always been fascinated by the arts, science and technology but writing is where my heart lies. I've studied with some of the finest screenwriting teachers in the US and Australia and have completed two short screenplays and one full length screenplay.

I am a published writer of short stories and I have completed a novel. I've also written agricultural, medical and scientific articles and ebooks as a public relations professional, freelance writer and ghostwriter.

I spent 20 years as an actress appearing on stage, film and TV. I also directed stage plays and studied Directing, TV Producing, Camera Essentials, Final Cut Pro Fundamentals at Metro Screen., NSW, Australia.

I'm also a science geek with a PhD in zoology/ethology. Photography is how I unwind when I'm not writing. Although an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy TV and film, I also appreciate serious drama - as long as it is in other people's lives.

Unique traits: Old broad who may or may not have studied ninjutsu.

Photos

Loglines

  • Hit

    Hit Action Romance An ex-hitman, determined never to kill again, and an ambitious scientist with a secret must out manoeuvre the renegade CEO of a biotech company to prevent a breakthrough virus reaching the wrong hands. 

  • When I Said I Love You - Short Film

    When I Said I Love You - Short Film Comedy Horror Romance A middle-aged couple, turned into zombies during their engagement picnic refuse to stop believing that love is only for the living even as their world and their bodies fall apart.

  • The Reconciled - Short FIlm

    The Reconciled - Short FIlm Sci-fi A mysterious entity, whose directive is to correct the world by making people into better versions of themselves, gives an unhappy wife and her errant husband a strange new lease on life.

Credits

  • Deadly Women

    Deadly Women (2011)
    Television (Documentary and Crime) Actress Deadly Women fuses bone chilling story telling, sumptuous period drama and forensic fact in a bid to explore history's most alluring, intriguing and horrifying female killers. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past and delves into a deadly world shaped by spiraling forces that are beyond the women's control: obsession, greed, and revenge. Written by Toby Padilla

  • Rescue Special Ops

    Rescue Special Ops (2010)
    Television by Dave Warner (Drama) Actress Dean Gallagher and Chase are brothers. Competitive alpha males, they argue over everything, agree on nothing, but defend each other from outsiders no matter what. They're also members of the elite RESCUE Special Operations Unit.

  • I Am Not Someone Else

    I Am Not Someone Else (2010)
    Film (short) by James Schlesinger (Drama) Actress This confrontational tale follows Peter, a lost man outcast from society for a past crime. But who is the real man beneath our preconceptions and does he even know himself?

  • I Wish I Were Stephanie V

    I Wish I Were Stephanie V (2009)
    Film by Jon Cohen (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress Soon to be 21 year old Helen Andritis is a consummate tennis player, being raised by her embarrassing traditional Greek grandmother. All Helen wants to do is win the tennis championships, but all her grandmother wants is for Helen to find a nice Greek boyfriend, like Jimmy Koutella, who is Helen's childhood crush. But Helen (who is still a virgin) can't even muster the nerve to talk coherently in his presence, despite his mother and her grandmother's match-making endeavors. Nor does she really think he's that interested. Not a day goes by when she doesn't wish she looked just like one of her classmates, Stephanie V, a beautiful Eurasian model who appears on the cover of every magazine, and who plays tennis like a pro. This tale takes us through the trials, traumas, and romances of 3 very different young women being raised by their immigrant families. It's fun, it's crazy, it's serious. It will make you cheer and cry - but not too much! In the tradition of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" ... Written by Laura Sivis

  • ABeautifulNight

    ABeautifulNight (2005)
    Film (short) by David Karacic (Drama) Actress Four people have one thing in common, desperation and high emotions. Matt and Jules in the middle of an argument about an abortion, We get to know how Alex is really like, but why does it get out of hand. As for Betty, she can't take the pressures of working in a hospital anymore. But what's the connection between that brings these people together? Written by MK

Education

  • ScreenwritingU
    (2015-2015)

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