Siren Star hails from Rochester, New York, the imaging center of the world and home of George Eastman. She currently resides in Oakland, California.
The daughter of average suburbanites, she found escape from the dry monotony of the world through writing, music, art, and theatre. Siren completed her Associate in Art from Finger Lakes Community College in August 2001 for Liberal Arts and Sciences, with an emphasis in Music Business. She received her Bachelor of Science from SUNY College at Brockport in August 2005 for Art, with an emphasis in Photography. She also received minors in Creative Writing and Theatre Costume Design.
Her interest in film was sparked by her passion for photography, writing, costume design, theatre, and music, which is all encompassed in the world of film. She lost herself in the classic films of Kubrick, Lang, Wiene, and Wells, and the more contemporary films of Tony Scott, Tim Burton, and Danny Boyle. She spent many long days between classes designing costumes for the latest theatre production, using her overnights to work on her photography and film editing.
Forced to take a slave job at a local café, to pay off her student loans after graduation, Siren focused her efforts on screenwriting. She wrote her first full length screenplay partly on napkins during slow periods at the sandwich counter. That same year she decided to apply to a few graduate programs in film and was accepted into the M.F.A. in Screenwriting program at the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI Conservatory) and the M.F.A in Filmmaking program at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) at Universal Studios Hollywood. Unfortunately, the price tags turned out to be a bit too hefty, so she decided not to attend. Instead, in 2006, Siren had poetry published nationally in Susan B. & Me, an anthology dedicated to Susan B. Anthony. She volunteered at the Community Darkroom, teaching photography to high risk inner city youth, and she volunteered as a costume designer at the Allendale Columbia School, designing costumes for their high school productions.
Siren is now studying for a MFA in Motion Pictures and Television with a concentration in Screenwriting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is an avid blogger; keeping art blogs on the most popular blogging sites. She is also in the process of putting together an art/literary magazine and a poetry anthology.
Photography, film, writing, costume design, and music are very much a part of her life to this day, as she continues to challenge herself in all things visual. Siren loves to create and capture significant moments with both her still and moving cameras, and tell a story based on her images, her writing, her inspiration, and her design.
I am currently working on a rewrite of a feature length script, writing a short, and writing another short with a fellow student/friend that she will be filming next semester.
Unique traits: Piercings and Tattoos. Sometimes different colored hair.
Take Your Life Other ⋄ Thriller A successful heart surgeon struggles to maintain his secrets when his dark passion for kidnapping women leads him to a victim he falls in love with and cannot kill - but she knows too much about him.
Committed Thriller A young man witnesses the murder of his girlfriend and struggles to distinguish it between a dream and reality.
Untitled Thriller zombie apocalypse
Speed Dating Independent Short about a speed dating event
Exp. Independent Short entitled expired.
Undead City Animation ⋄ Sci-fi Animation film about zombies and vampires
FireBreather Fantasy ⋄ Independent Set in Romania in the early 1900's, a young woman is forced to use her skill as a firebreather to perform in a Romanian travelling circus.
Love You Always Drama ⋄ Independent A man has an anniversary dinner with his wife.
Bordem Comedy ⋄ Independent Two boys, bored with summer vacation turn into zombies
Reward or Punishment? Independent Short about a boy and his report card
The Beautiful Sleeping Fantasy ⋄ Independent ⋄ Thriller When dreams become reality, it is a fight to wake up.
True Story Independent ⋄ Music Music video based on the story Henny Penny
Lucky Vegas Crime ⋄ Romance When a younger wanderer hitches a ride with a beautiful ex-stripper, his life is turned upside down with love, sex, murder, money, and luck.
Film (short) by Michael Alex Pearce Production Assistant
Film (short) by Jubran Abdul Assistant Director
Film (short) by Zuzana Volny Production Assistant / Prop Master
Film (short) by Tramanh Vu Production Assistant
Music by Crystal Lyon Screenwriter
I'll Be Damned
Music by Kyle Henry Production Assistant
The Beautiful Sleeping
Film (short) by Crystal Lyon Screenwriting
Music by Crystal Lyon Script Editor