Kelly Stanphill is a screenwriter focusing on features, television and the Web. She has a decidedly dark color to her humor reflected in her three feature scripts, Laundry Chronicles, 8 Friends, 3 Nights, 2 Arrests, and Rescue. She has also written three television pilots, a Nurse Jackie spec script, and two web series, one of which she also produced and is currently in post-production. Before becoming a writer, she worked in the film industry as a Client Services Director for a post-production house. When not writing, she cooks, reads, pretends to work out and watches a lot of television and films. She lives in Santa Monica, CA, and San Diego, CA, with her teenage son and El Salvadoran dog, Paco.
AVERAGE Comedy In order to escape her dreary life, a lonely middle-aged true crime obsessed woman, who thinks she hears Dateline’s Keith Morrison talking to her, follows her passion and becomes an amateur sleuth, along with two acquaintances: an eccentric Pee Wee Herman-esq neighbor, and a 21-year old Goth co-worker.
8 Friends, 3 Nights, 2 Arrests Comedy An engaged couple and six friends travel to New Orleans for their bachelorette/bachelor party but the trip takes a turn for the worse when they have to navigate the unique world of Louisiana when they both lose their wedding bands.
Laundry Chronicles Comedy ⋄ Romance A romantically challenged woman, whose idea of love is based on old movies and pop songs, navigates the tricky world of marriage, divorce, single motherhood and many “wrong” guys while ignoring one that just might be “right.” Or not.
Rescue Drama ⋄ Romance An uptight woman from New York has her well-ordered life upset after she inherits a dog from her artistic and free-spirited neighbors.
Hollywood Handcuffs (Web Series) Comedy Three young assistants in Los Angeles maneuver their way through the trenches of the film industry while keeping their personal lives and jobs in tact amidst the tyrannical reign of their bosses.
K-STARS TV (Web Series) Comedy ⋄ Other The staff of a low-budget cable TV station in Starwood, Indiana struggle to get along while producing local television programming with both limited budgets and talent.
Junkie (TV Spec) Drama A desperate single mother deals with her teenage son’s drug addiction by exacting revenge on those who got him hooked.
Sunny in Malibu (TV Spec) Comedy A flighty L.A. native, on the brink of her 3rd divorce and bankruptcy, juggles launching a catering business out of her double-wide trailer (aka “land yacht”) in Malibu, while raising two head strong kids.
The Asylum (TV Spec) Comedy An uptight kleptomaniac struggles to balance the often unusual demands of her wild and eccentric bosses, high-maintenance clients and needy co-workers at a Hollywood production company, while trying to remain semi-sane and employed.