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About Rosemary

I have an MFA in Creative Writing focusing on Poetry, Playwriting, and Screenwriting. My poetry book ""Sky Girl" won the Alberta Prize and is published by Fence Books, NY. My SCRIPT POEM was included in the Best American Poetry Anthology 2013.

My Screenplay about my German neighbor's family during WW2 has placed in a number of festivals including Second Round Finalist at Austin Film Festival 2017, 2018, Best Screenplay at the Miraki Film Festival in Madrid 2018, 2nd Place in the German United Film Festival 2018, Quarter Finalist in Scriptapalooza, Finalist in the California Women's Film Festival, and 3rd place in the Courage Film Festival in Berlin, and Official Selection in the Austria International Film Festival and Rome Film Festival 2019 .

Originally from the Midwest, I have lived in the Bay Area longer than anywhere and reside in Oakland, California.

I have done some acting as you will see from my IMDB import but my true love is writing.

Loglines

  • Fernweh- The Ache for Distant Places

    Fernweh- The Ache for Distant Places Historical Drama A German girl born in East Africa longs to go to Germany to be where she fits in, only to have her family dismantled by the wrath of Hitler's regime.  Inspired by a True Story.

Credits

  • 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 not...as 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 »

Awards

  • Feature Screenplay Finalist California Women's Festival
    (2018)

  • 2nd Place Screenplay Contest German United Film Festival
    (2018)

  • Best Screenplay Meraki Film Festival (Madrid)
    (2018)

  • Second Round Feature Screenplay Finalist Austin Film Festival
    (2018)

  • 3rd place Feature Screenplay Courage Film Fest Berlin
    (2018)

  • Second Round Feature Screenplay Finalist Austin Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Best American Poetry
    (2013)

  • Alberta Prize Winner from Fence Books
    (2003)

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

Education

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