Dar Curcio-Elsbury

Dar Curcio-Elsbury

Screenwriter, script consultant and animal trainer in Polo, Illinois

About Dar

  • has written a half-dozen character-driven scripts, two are historical biopics. Also, was a script consultant for Insanity, an indie film directed and produced by Rich Celenza. Dar has published fiction, nonfiction and photo-journalism while being an adjunct college writing instructor.

    Alma mater is Columbia College Chicago, MFA (2000), where she wrote her first short and then feature script. She is Screenwriting U's ProSeries alum and Master Class Screenwriter 7 participant.
    In her free time, Dar is a horse whisperer, dog trainer, cat cuddler, parrot duet, and founder of Unbridled HEARTS, LLC, an equine assisted learning and therapy program where her herd heartens her and humanity.

Name: Dar Curcio-Elsbury

Lives in: Polo, Illinois

Occupation: Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Animal Trainer and Researcher

Unique traits: Specialty: character-driven biopics, female protagonists, unsung or controversial heroes, and the seldom-told POV of historic antagonists. Love to script animal characters and stories, having expertise in translating their nonverbals and verbals into human communiques.


  • Insanity

    Film by Sore Losers Productions Script Consultant


  • Columbia College Chicago

Desert Island Movies

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  • Since: June 2015
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