Phaylen Fairchild

Phaylen Fairchild

Screenwriter, Actor, Director and Voice Actor

New York City, New York

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About Phaylen

My journey began with a passion for storytelling very early. I was fascinated by cinema. I wrote my first film script at 18. I was a finalist in Outfest International Screenplay competition in 2000. 3 years later I created one of the first virtual shorts, called DiVAS, in a medium known more formally as Machinima- which is using virtual platforms to tell stories. It was shown at the Worlds Fair in Shanghai and the Virtual Renaissance exhibit at the Museum of Natural History in Florence, Italy. DiVAS ran until 2011. I followed this by writing and directing the mixed media thriller which speculated on the plague of public living via social media called "Harbinger." In 2015 I wrote and directed the short film "SNAP" for the Halloween season.

I attended NYU to further study screenwriting in 2012. I have written 8 feature films, and am eager to explore development of a web series. I love to collaborate with other independent artists and am particularly passionate about stories involving LGBT characters. Specifically, we are lacking the voice of Trans people in cinema. As a Trans identifying person myself, I find that it is imperative that we look deeper and work harder to reduce the stigma and normalize Trans and non-gender binary people beginning with the stories we tell and the characters we create.

Personally, I fancy myself a bit of a comedian. I did a one woman live show called "Phaylen Live" in 2010. I'm also a well known personality on the web, having hosted a live radio program with celebrities, and generally unafraid to make a fool of myself while people watch. My two favorite genres are Comedy and Horror- the two extremes of emotional outreach when writing. If you can make your audience literally laugh out loud or scream with terror, you've done your job well.

Loglines

  • After You

    After You Comedy Drama A Professional Hockey player falls in love with a Transgender flower shop employee a week before he is to marry his high school sweetheart.

  • SNAP

    SNAP Horror A woman receives an ominous photo from her missing Sister's phone and must retrace her steps to reveal her fate.

Credits

  • Snap

    Snap (2015)
    Film (short) by Phaylen Fairchild (Horror and Thriller) Director, Actress, Writer, Producer Since 1935, The Institute of Paranormal Researched has archived 14 million photographs depicting unexplained phenomena. In just ten nightmarish minutes, Lauren will add 13 more.

  • Harbinger

    Harbinger (2011)
    Film (short) by Phaylen Fairchild (Thriller) Director, Actress, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor Angela Gordon enjoys inhabiting the pixel skin of a virtual avatar, making friends, having relationships and enjoying the company of strangers. One evening, she finds that her friend, known only as David, has come under the control of a threatening individual claiming to have taken the real David hostage. Shot in real time, Angela must answer five questions about David or the Stalker will kill him. The film asks the viewer if a real tragedy has taken place, or if the girl is the victim of a cruel internet hoax. Written by Anonymous

Education

  • New York University (New York, NY)
    (2012-2014)

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