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About April

A.M. Sánchez hails from El Paso, TX, which borders Juarez, Mexico. Growing up in a bicultural city has inspired her stories which reflect the beauty, wonder and traditional elements of the border town Latino culture. Her scripts have made their way to the finalist round in many screenplay competitions including the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, The IRIS Screenwriting Lab, The Writer’s Lab, the ScreenCraft Fellowship, the Austin Film Festival (Second Rounder) and she even earned a spot as a fellow in NALIP’s Screenwriting Lab and a seat at the Stowe Writer’s Lab. Focusing on thrillers and horror stories, her latest script, THE TRICKSTER AND THE DEMON, is about a con artist who must exorcise a demon from her brother’s body despite not believing in God or the supernatural.

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  • Daughters Lost to the Desert

    Daughters Lost to the Desert Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama A protective mother seeks justice for the murder of her daughter amidst systemic corruption and accusations of being a murderous vigilante, which causes tensions with her surviving daughter. 

  • The Trickster and the Demon

    The Trickster and the Demon Horror A con artist must exorcise a demon from her brother's body despite not believing in God or the supernatural.

Awards

  • Best Feature Screenplay - Sidewalk Film Festival
    (2019)

  • SemiFinalist - Academy Nicholls Fellowship
    (2019)

  • Winner/Invited Participant - Athena Film Festival LA TV & Feature Screenwriting Lab
    (2019)

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