Brandon Lero is the writer of dark comedy series DON'T YOU WANT ME, about karaoke-singing serial killers who fall in love. DON'T YOU WANT ME is a 2020 quarterfinalist in the Stage 32 Comedy Contest.
Lero (birth name: Brandon Lee Roberts) also produced MY SUMMER AS A GOTH, a coming-of-age indie feature selected for 15 film festivals in 2019, including opening the Tomorrow's Ghosts goth festival in Whitby, UK. The film was recently picked up for 2020 theatrical and VOD distribution by 123GO.
The script for Lero's family drama, FOR CHARLES WHO WILL DIE SOMEDAY, placed in the top 10% in the 2018 Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship and was a quarterfinalist in the 2018 Scriptapalooza contest. Raunchy office comedy pilot RANDY IN HR and horror short script ANYA'S NOT DEAD are also contest semi-finalists. Lero is currently developing WILDFIRE, a one-hour dark teen drama pilot, with Emmy-award winning producer Daniel Espy (LIFE BELOW ZERO), and WITCH CITY PD, a supernatural procedural based in Salem, Mass. with actor/writer Andrea Pandazedes.
Lero spent April 2019 in Paris, France, performing research for an upcoming biopic based on the tragic life of Marie-Therese of France, Marie Antoinette's only surviving daughter (and a distant relative of his). He's currently pitching other-side-of-paradise family dramedy TITA ROSE to Hawaiian-based producers, in addition to completing his first play, 8 PAINTINGS, with the hope of producing it onstage in 2021.
Additional plans for 2020 including developing witch-themed series THE WITCH'S WHEEL: MABON, based on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, screenplays for dark teen indie drama, THERE IS A LIGHT, and JULI ET JULIET, a gender fluid take on Shakespeare's classic ROMEO AND JULIET.
Unique traits: Darkly humorous Teen Witch Punk Bitch
DON'T YOU WANT ME - pilot Horror ⋄ Comedy A pair of karaoke-singing serial killers make every effort to avoid falling in love with each other, afraid of the rejection they imagine they'd face if they revealed their deep, dark secret to one another.
The Witch's Wheel: MABON Thriller ⋄ Horror A coven of peaceful witches opens their witch-camp up to the community for a Mabon harvest celebration, only to end up having to fight off an evil warlock intent on taking over their camp and building a powerful coven of his own.
TITA ROSE Drama ⋄ Family When a Hawaiian woman from the wrong side of the island loses custody of her only son, it is her re-connection to an extended family she never really knew and their proud ancestral history that reunites them.
MY SUMMER AS A GOTH
Film (Comedy and Drama) Co-writer/Co-Producer Co-writer/co-producer of independent teen dramedy MY SUMMER AS A GOTH