Layla O’Shea was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. After hours of playing baseball and running around pretending to be Superman, she grew up, went to college, graduated with an English/Communications Degree, worked full-time while raising three young kids until she discovered the art of the screenplay. Now, in addition to working full-time, she sets her clock for 4:55 a.m. (often actually getting up), splashes water on her face and writes until it’s time to go off to the “real” job.
Since immersing herself in screenwriting a couple of years ago, she’s completed two features, THE INVISIBLE NOOSE and JUST SAY GOODBYE, as well as a couple of shorts, BLOSSOMS MALIGNED and DEATH BY HIBACHI. Each script has advanced in various competitions, including The Page Awards, The Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and most recently as a finalist in the FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards. Since attending the AFF conference in 2011, she’s more determined than ever to forge her way into the business and make films that move people.
Name: Layla O'Shea
Lives in: Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Company: Walting Entertainment
Bizerta: Silent Evil
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Just Say Goodbye
Film by Walting Entertainment/Matt Walting (Drama) Screenwriter-Producer Sarah slashes down the days to her summer vacation trip with all the gusto of Zorro and his infamous 'Z', until she discovers her best friend's plot to end his life while she's away.
The A.R.K. Report
Film by Hoffman Productions/Shmuel Hoffman (Sci-Fi and Short) Screenwriter In a bleak future where the Naarym child army has crushed nearly the entire world, can young Karmi help a secret government agency find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant, and unlock the ancient mysteries that can save humanity before it's too late? Written by Harry Moskoff
FilmMakers International Screenplay Competition: Finalist - JUST SAY GOODBYE
FilmMakers International Screenplay Competition: Quarter Finalist - THE INVISIBLE NOOSE
Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition: 2nd Rounder (Top 10%) - JUST SAY GOODBYE
Page Awards: Advanced (Top 25%) - THE INVISIBLE NOOSE
Golden Brads Awards: 1st Round Winner – Short Drama – BLOSSOMS MALIGNED
American Express/Tribeca Films My Movie Pitch Contest: Top 100 Movie Pitch – BLOSSOMS MALIGNED
Western New England College - BA English/Communications