Talie Melnyk

Talie Melnyk

Actor, Screenwriter and Playwright

Brooklyn, New York

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About Talie

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Talie is an award winning, Brooklyn based actor, writer and producer. With both a mother and grandmother as huge horror and thriller fans, it was destined that Talie write women’s stories in their favorite genre.

Her television pilot script, "The Corinthians" is a Second Rounder with 2020 Austin Film Festival and was a finalist with 2020 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices. Based on the true story of a female serial killer avenging sexual and domestic violence, Talie adapted the story from her solo show, "Maison des Reves" which toured from NYC, across Canada, to London, UK. Nominated for three Planet Connections awards for "Maison des Reves,” Talie was also named in "Best of London Fringe" including best performance by an actress.

Penning the supernatural thriller "The Silo," Talie won Best Sci Fi/Horror/Fantasy Screenplay at 2019 Cordillera International Film Festival in Reno, NV. “The Silo” was a finalist at 2020 Women In Horror Film Festival, 2019 Nashville Film Festival, 2019 Firenze Film Festival and 2019 Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival. It is also an official selection of 2020 A Night of Horror Film Festival in Sydney, Australia.

Her recently completed feature, “CareFull” is based on her short of the same name. The short screenplay was a finalist at 2020 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices and 2020 Women in Horror Film Festival. Talie is currently adapting the feature into a full length play. Talie is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and NYWIFT.

A movement specialist and fitness professional, Talie has worked in women's fitness since 2002. She is dedicated to women's health and wellness at all stages of life.

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  • The Silo

    The Silo Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Horror The only thing smaller than the prairie town of Sylvan Lake, are the minds of the people who live there, except for seventeen year old artist, Sam Simchuk. When she tries to solve the mystery behind a teen ghost who befriends her, Sam’s forced to choose between chasing her dreams, defending her friend, or saving her mother’s life.

  • CareFull

    CareFull Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Horror Devoted to her pro-life work, a fifty-something executive is demoted, turning her dedication into a dangerous obsession to save the unborn.

  • The Corinthians

    The Corinthians Thriller Historical In 1884 New York City, a wealthy young woman leads a double life as a serial killer avenging sexual and domestic violence, and a socialite in love with the politician whose mission is to clean up the crime and vice of the city.

Awards

  • Best Sci Fi/Horror/Fantasy Screenplay Cordillera International Film Festival
    (2019)

Education

  • British American Drama Academy

  • MFA Binghamton University

  • BFA University of Calgary

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