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.
The ARK Report Sci-fi In the bleak future where the Naarym child army has taken over nearly the entire world with never-ending bloodshed, can young Kimchit help the S.I.A. find the long lost Ark of the Covenant and unlock the ancient mysteries that can save humanity before it's too late?
Just Say Goodbye (FEATURE) Drama Sarah slashes down the days to her first real vacation with all the gusto of Zorro and his infamous "Z", until discovering her best friend, Jesse, plans to end his miserable life while she's away.
The Invisible Noose (FEATURE) Comedy ⋄ Drama ⋄ Romance While battling his nemisis co-worker, a gleefully vulgar homeless man tries to open Stan's eyes to happiness before his last chance fades away.
Death By Hibachi (SHORT) Comedy ⋄ Drama Pete discovers that some birthday surprises make you wish for just one more thing: a speedy end.
Blossoms Maligned (SHORT) Drama After years of gathering up the nerve to ask out the girl next door, Tom finds the best day of his life might just be his last.
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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