Writer. Editor. Story Producer.
I have a decade of experience as a story producer and editor in documentary and non-scripted television. My sense for fact-based storytelling gives me an edge in writing compelling yet grounded dramas based on heavy research, true stories, or IP adaptation. Having grown up poor in rural Maryland, my writing is decidedly working-class, about underdogs overcoming obstacles in life, touching on subjects of forged families, empowerment, and past trauma.
My writing has been recognized by top industry fellowships such as the Cannes Film Festival Screenwriting Residency (CannesFilms Unlimited) and WGA East Nonfiction Showrunners Training Program, as well as Finalist placements in the Black List Feature Lab, Sundance Episodic Lab, MGM + Black List Feature Partnership, and the Academy Nicholl Fellowship.
I have also received Finalist placements from competitions including the Script Pipeline First Look Project, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Nantucket Film Festival Showtime Tony Cox Screenwriting Competition, ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition, The Orchard Project, CineStory TV Fellowship, LaunchPad Pilots, ScreenCraft Pilot Launch, and ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship.
My short films have played in festivals worldwide, including Berlin, Germany; Cork, Ireland; and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.
Unique traits: Identical twin, background in journalism, WGAE Showrunners Training, Cannes Screenwriting Resident, trauma survivor
Bobtail Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi ⋄ Drama Hardscrabble, tough-as-nails Sally is only good at one thing: long-haul truck driving. When her career is put in jeopardy by the introduction of self-driving trucks, she must take action against the company set on replacing her and destroying her community.-Finalist Coverfly Pitch Week
The Murder Trust Historical A nebbishy fruit vendor struggling to support his family gets wrapped up in a murderous insurance scheme with a gang of criminals in an unsavory speakeasy. Much to the group’s dismay, their target just won’t die! (Dark Comedy Miniseries Pilot)
Slightly Out of Focus Historical ⋄ Biography A young reporter looking to make her way in the male-dominated world of 1950s journalism gets lucky when she’s assigned to profile ROBERT CAPA, Jewish refugee turned international celebrity war photographer. But as she gets to the bottom of his life of action and romance, she realizes the truth of his life’s trajectory may be blurrier than she at first thought. -Finalist Black List/MGM Feature Partnership -Developed and written during the Cannes Screenwriting Residency, hosted by StudioCanal and Vivendi
New Cut Road Crime ⋄ Drama A young Latina political activist is led astray by an ex-Marine turned small-time criminal, wrapping her up in a convoluted bank robbing scheme and landing them hunted by a Louisiana State Trooper determined to save his tarnished reputation. -Finalist Sundance Episodic Lab
Post Mortem Crime ⋄ Drama After a fateful accident, a desperate funeral home director tries to save his failing business by killing citizens of his sleepy small town, convincing himself it’s all for the sake of his family, despite his mental anguish.-Finalist and Winner of Mentorship Prize Launch Pad Pilots Competition-Semifinalist Cinestory
Unbought and Unbossed Biography ⋄ Drama The first black woman in the House of Representatives, SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, aims to make history again as the first black woman to run for President in 1972. She charges head-on against the mainstream political machine in a fiery underdog campaign marked with violence, mudslinging, racism, and sexism, where she learns the people are her strength. -Nicholl Quarterfinalist-Screencraft Finalist-Humanitas Semifinalist-Top 1% of projects on Coverfly
Overboard Drama ⋄ Comedy A teenage girl must endure the adventure of a lifetime: living on a cramped sailboat in the Caribbean with her parents, deep in their mid-life crisis.
Top 10% - Academy Nicholl Fellowship
Finalist - Black List Feature Lab
Austin Film Festival 2nd Rounder
Finalist - First Look Project
CannesFilms Unlimited Screenwriting Residency
Finalist - Sundance Episodic Lab
Finalist - Sundance Feature Development Program
Finalist - MGM/Black List Feature Partnership
SF - Page Int'l Screenwriting Awards
QF - Academy Nicholl Fellowship
Finalist - ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition
SF ScreenCraft Drama Competition
QF - Final Draft Big Break
Top 75 Features - Tracking Board
2nd Rounder - Austin Film Festival
SF - Humanitas New Voices
SF - Nantucket FF Showtime Tony Cox Screenwriting Competition
QF - Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Finalist - Sundance Episodic Labs
SF - CineStory Pilot Fellowship
SF - NY Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition
Top 100 Pilots - Tracking Board
QF - Screencraft Pilot Launch Competition
QF - Austin Screenplay Competition
SF - Shore Scripts Pilot Competition
Finalist and Mentorship Prize - Tracking Board LaunchPad Pilots
Finalist Sketch Fest Seattle
Finalist, Cork Int'l Film Festival