Niya C Sisk

Niya C Sisk

Creative Director at Ideate Communicate
Author, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist, Graphic Designer and Researcher

Portland, Oregon

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April 2015
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About Niya

Drama/comedy/adventure writer, screenplays and fiction and picture books for children and adults in the book department. I have a few books on Amazon. Illustrated children's book (Po'Bird), a book of graphic travel essays of the south of France, Seducing the Muse, and a book of short stories.
My stories run along the skein of humorous adventures — the circumstances of survival, rejection, love. My protagonists are generally living out some "fish of water" experience. And through their adventures, carve out an arrival at some kind of truth. True family, place on the planet, self, partnership, etc.
I have a big interest in Native American history. I believe there is a great need to write the stories that bring people closer to their humanity and iconize, less. My paternal grandmother is Lakota. A fascinating woman from, now archived history in the Smithsonian. Her great uncle was Chief Gall. Many fascinating stories — I've just begun to scratch the surface.
I'm working on editing two of my feature scripts. One is a romantic comedy (super quirky) -- the other is a spiritual, comedy, bromance.

Unique traits: Quirky: Gregarious hermit. I have a rabbit who rules the house and my heart.

Loglines

  • I Want to Date My Thief

    I Want to Date My Thief Comedy Logline: When a young, single yoga teacher's car stereo is stolen, she develops a big crush on the thief and designs an inventive way to get him to date her.

  • Besides Himself

    Besides Himself Adventure Comedy Drama Raised by hippies, Max fought the influence and went workaholic. Now fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend, Max's fat, womanizing, narcoleptic soul comes to the rescue. And Max wants to kill him, only he can't.

  • Marvelous Hilarious Screwed Up You!

    Marvelous Hilarious Screwed Up You! Comedy Romance She wanted a house, she got a life!

  • Indian Broker

    Indian Broker Drama Historical In a time of high stakes and plunder, a Wyoming entrepreneur sets out to capitalize on the gifts of the Arapahoe Indian tribe in Hollywood and loses it all.

Education

  • Vermont College of Fine Art (Montpelier, VT)
    (2004-2006)

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