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About Rosemary

A 2x Nicholl QF, and 2023 Page Award Finalist, Rosemary has dual US and Italian Citizenship.

Having grown up in the Midwest, South, and West Coast, she writes dramas laced with horror and dark humor around the theme of trying to find a home.

She has an MFA in Creative Writing, an award winning book published by Fence Books, and a play produced.

Her screenplays have been recognized by the Black List, Page Awards, Austin Film Festival, ScreenCraft, among others and have won 3 Best Screenplay awards, most recently at Big Apple Film Festival 2023. She has three different scripts currently at top 1%, 3%, and 4% of all screenplays on Coverfly.

A short film she wrote and produced is making the festival circuit with six Official Selections so far.

The daughter of an FBI Agent and Reiki Master, she lives in Oakland, California and supports herself as an International Flight Attendant.



  • Fernweh- The Ache for Distant Places

    Fernweh- The Ache for Distant Places Historical Drama Inspired by a true story, a German girl born in East Africa longs to go to Germany to be where she belongs, only to have her family dismantled by the wrath of Hitler's regime.  This is about the 10,000 German soldiers held as Russian POW's for 10 years after WWII ended. OUT OF AFRICA meets WEDNESDAY.


    IF THEY WERE OF US (or WHATEVER A SUN WILL ALSO SING) Drama Crime Inspired by a True Story, when the body of a missing socialite surfaces in the suburbs of Chicago, a working-class FBI Agent fights to bring justice to the elite murderers he despises as he struggles to protect his family he adores. AMERICAN HUSTLE meets A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE.


    STILL ALVIE Drama Thriller After being buried alive in a remote forest, a woman must fight to survive, recover her memory, then save her five-year-old daughter.


  • Bless Me, Baby Jesus, I Have Been So Very Bad

    Bless Me, Baby Jesus, I Have Been So Very Bad (2011)
    Video (Drama and Short) Writer, Director, Actor A young girl awakens to the dichotomies between her parents' values and their practices. Her growing disillusionment and the lack of guidance leave her feeling more and more abandoned in what seems to be a an increasingly dark world. Based on a poem by Rosemary Griggs, this short piece addresses the difficulties we all have in trying to contextualize our experiences within our belief systems.

  • The World's Astonishing News!

    The World's Astonishing News! (2010 - 2011)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actress Popular Japanese Television series, chronicling unusual or outrageous stories from around the world, most notably the United States. Many episodes deal with infamous crimes, but there are also stories about interesting individuals, notorious moments in history, tales of heroism during disasters and notable unsolved mysteries. The episodes are filmed in Japan and the United States. Written by H_Nakamura

  • Mars: Tabris

    Mars: Tabris (2010)
    Film (Short, Action and Sci-Fi) Actress A world of possibility awaited us in outer space. The first Mars Colony, after hundreds of years as a bold haven of exploration, has collapsed under pressure to recede its sovereignty to the Earth Alliance. However, a small resistance remains on Mars, few in number but fanatical in purpose. Emboldened by public indifference, the Alliance Defense Force's war-machine moves to alter strategy from relocation to cleansing. The interplanetary transport ship "Tabris" is home to two, Captain Charles, and the pilot, a young woman named Ro. Beginning far away from the unrest on Mars, Ro and Charles will find themselves at the center of the culminating destruction on that forbidden planet. Charles is called back to Mars to pay back an old debt to Kasei, the leader of the Mars resistance. Ro and Charles must get past the Alliance Defense Force's blockade and onto the Mars surface safely in order to reveal an ancient secret the planet has kept. Written by Food for the Moon Productions

  • Trauma

    Trauma (2009)
    Television (Drama) Actress Follows a small group of flight paramedics on the job and in their lives outside of work.

  • Generic Thriller

    Generic Thriller (2009)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress The writer can do anything he wants, right? Or maybe Steven, a handsome young theater history professor discovers when he sets out to write a stage thriller - a plain, old generic thriller - only to discover that his characters prefer a character study - and want it to be a movie, not a play. At least Steven can create the man of his dreams, right? But that character - Vertigo - named after Steven's sixth grade teacher Mr. Vertigo (Steven always dates men named Vertigo) - isn't really cooperating. Will Steven ever finish his play? Will Vertigo behave (or rather, misbehave) as Steven wishes? And what about the friends on whom Steven is basing his other characters - will they still be his friends when it's all over? Written by Anonymous

  • Descend Into Darkness

    Descend Into Darkness (2006)
    Film (Short and Horror) Actress Riley Joseph is taking a trip. Traveling makes her jumpy and the phone calls from her over-tending friend Brenna aren't helping. Riley winds through the back roads of a California coastal oblivion. At the most remote portion of her journey her car fails her. She waits half the day for help, but when the massive truck pulls in behind her she begins to feel something is very wrong. Is it in her mind? Is it Brenna's suggestions playing upon her vulnerability? Or is the stranger now approaching her hunting these lonely roads for prey? Written by Tor Hansen

  • Vampire Secrets

    Vampire Secrets (2006)
    Television (Drama, History and Horror) Actress Add a Plot »


  • Feature Screenplay Finalist California Women's Festival

  • 2nd Place Screenplay Contest German United Film Festival

  • Best Screenplay Meraki Film Festival (Madrid)

  • Second Round Feature Screenplay Finalist Austin Film Festival

  • 3rd place Feature Screenplay Courage Film Fest Berlin

  • Second Round Feature Screenplay Finalist Austin Film Festival

  • Best American Poetry

  • Alberta Prize Winner from Fence Books

  • Best History Screenplay 2-19 World Film Fair, Santa Monica


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