Krista Crawford, 38, resides in Mauston, a small town in south central Wisconsin, which is nowhere near as dangerous and exciting as anything with the words “south central” should be. Growing up a gay woman in a small minded town, she found escape from the daily grind through TV and movies. Torn between wanting to be part of the Goonies and Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China, she decided to write her own stories where she’s both, as well as doing the final dance with Baby. She lost her amateur writing status when she won $20 in her high school’s writing festival. An early job at the local public library only gave her more fuel for stories, along with being the only librarian under 50. After a short stint at technical college where her talk on duct tape remains the only speech to have prompted cries for an encore, she fully embraced her gift of storytelling. By day she is the Assistant GM of a hotel in a resort town where she is called ‘The Krista’ and considered the jack of all trades due to her MacGyver skills. Wanting to see more of herself in TV and movies, she has written two original TV pilots, "The P.I.’s (Paranormal Investigators)" and "The Collectors", both featuring strong female protagonists. "The Collectors" was a recent quarter finalist in the Stage 32 TV Writing Contest.
Oh Deer! Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror When a small town is terrorized by zombie deer, an underachieving Park Ranger and her enthusiastic trainee search for a cure while keeping themselves and the townspeople from becoming the endangered species.
The Collectors Budget: $100K - $1M | Action ⋄ Drama When a charismatic repo woman is hired by a mysterious museum curator to retrieve artifacts with supernatural powers, she must rely on her talents to fight the evil unleashed when she discovers that some objects should not be possessed.
The Paranormal Investigators Horror ⋄ Comedy Left with a ghostly touch from a childhood encounter with a haunted house, a sarcastic paranormal investigator uses her unreliable ability and vast knowledge of scary movies to battle the supernatural for those with nowhere else to turn.
Captain of the Cool Kids Comedy ⋄ Drama When a high school drama production casts two females as its romantic leads, high school hierarchy gets tilted on its head in an alternative coming of age story.