Bev Chukwu is a writer, producer, and script analyst of Nigerian descent. She is deeply fascinated by the intersection between family dynamics and childlike point-of-views, an interest that allowed her to become an episode writer for “New Sky Kids”, a YouTube Channel affiliated with New Sky Pictures in Austin, Texas. As a former personal assistant for Kristen Mann, she has written coverage for scripts nearing production. She also has experience producing both pre-recorded and live videos, earning producing credits on short films that have screened at festivals such as Cine Las Americas and Out on Film, Atlanta's LGBTQIA Festival.
In 2019, Chukwu was awarded a three-year writing fellowship in screenwriting and fiction at the James A. Michener Center for Writers. She enjoys exploring both family dramas and sci-fi with a focus on two overarching themes: magic and liberation.
You can find an excerpt of her fiction in I Scream Social Anthology Vol. 2.
Unique traits: Have been called a "tear-jerking" machine.
Goodbye to Yours and Ours Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama ⋄ Family In order to protect the life of a niece they never knew they had, two rags-to-riches siblings are forced to reconcile their realtionship with the girl's mother, their estranged sister who left them to fend for themselves in the foster care system.
Pueblo Drive Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama ⋄ Family The depressed, eldest daughter of Nigerian immigrants struggles to befriend the only girl that could salvage her complicated relationship with her abusive mother.
Soma Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama ⋄ Family A domineering Nigerian woman must make a failing marriage work with her gay, Mexican American husband in the months leading up to her green card interview.
Prince of Lavendale Street Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama ⋄ Family A 12-year-old romantic recounts the story of the time he went on a fairy-tale-like journey to the U.S. and clashed with his widowed mother in order to find his princess and fulfill his father’s dying wish.