Avery Rouda is an award-winning writer & director from Laguna Beach whose work in the entertainment industry impacts social and spiritual change. Some of her credits include: Showrunner's Assistant to the Executive Producers of The Celebrity Apprentice, Director's Assistant to Julius Onah on Bad Robot’s The Cloverfield Paradox, and Story Editor on the acclaimed Syrian refugee feature documentary by Living on One, Salam Neighbor. Most recently, Avery wrote, produced, & directed the animated short film, Dream Catcher, which won the 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest. Avery is currently developing scripts for film &TV production companies. She is the daughter of Congressman Harley Rouda and Bestselling Author Kaira Sturdivant Rouda.
We are here to give life meaning.
Honey Budget: $1M - $5M | Animation ⋄ Family When the survival of her colony is threatened by toxic pesticides, the princess of a beehive and her friends venture into the Land Beyond to find a new home, discovering along the way how to live in harmony with nature.
Meadow and the Magical Dreamcatcher Budget: $5M - $10M | Animation ⋄ Family In an attempt to restore her people’s connection to Mother Nature, a young girl enters the Spirit World where she must heal her ancestors and revive a forgotten dream of harmony on earth.
Imagine That Budget: $10M - $30M | Animation ⋄ Family When an Imaginary Friend working in the Real World meets an offbeat group of underground Dreamers, he must face his fears and unlock the source of creativity or risk being trapped in the imagination forever.
Trip Out Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi ⋄ Adventure When an anxious future earthling ditches the real world for a solar trip out to the coolest music festival in the galaxy, she and her friends adventure through the cosmos to discover what truly matters in life.
Anatomia Budget: $1M - $5M | Animation ⋄ Family When a young woman discovers her brain is neglecting her body, she goes on a journey within to save her heart by ending the reign of the powerful Ego.
Holy Fire, the Story of Jehanne of Arc Budget: $30M+ | Historical ⋄ Fantasy This mini-series tells the legend of Joan of Arc for the 21st Century. This retelling takes viewers on a journey deeper into her heart and further into the personal details of her unbelievable story. Adapted from Mark Twain’s novel, the show will be a character driven piece propelled by Jehanne’s miraculous divinatory quest to save her beloved France; becoming Chief of the Armies of France at age 17, successfully overpowering the strongest militarized empire in the world, and ultimately led by her devout faith in God’s will toward a tragic, yet fiery fate.
The Favorite Daughter Budget: $5M - $10M | Mystery ⋄ Thriller A chilling eight-episode series adapted from the novel of the same title about mothers and daughters, and what really goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect lives.
Film (Family, Fantasy, Animation and Short) Writer, Director, Producer This animated short film takes viewers into the magical world of a dreamcatcher, reminding children to always follow their dreams.
The Cloverfield Paradox
Film by Bad Robot, Paramount Pictures (Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Director's Assistant Orbiting above an Earth on the brink of catastrophic energy wars, scientists test a dangerous device that could provide unlimited power but also runs the risk of creating a terrifying paradox, leaving them face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.
TV Series by MGM (Comedy and Reality-TV) Executive Assistant to the Showrunners The New Celebrity Apprentice is the eighth and final installment of the reality game show The Celebrity Apprentice. It aired from January 2 to February 13, 2017. The winner of this season was Matt Iseman. The season marked the debut of Arnold Schwarzenegger—actor and former Governor of California, as host.
Documentary by Living on One (Documentary) Story Editor American filmmakers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci live in a Syrian refugee camp to chronicle the lives and true stories of their displaced neighbors.
Hit the Floor
Television by Tamra Davis Director's Assistant Ahsha Hayes enters the wild world of professional basketball when she tries out for the elite L.A. Devil Girls dance team against the wishes of her mother Sloane, a former dancer herself.
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival | DREAM CATCHER
OFFICIAL SELECTION | London International Filmmaker's Festival | DREAM CATCHER
WINNER Honorable Mention in Animation | Florence Film Awards | DREAM CATCHER
WINNER 4th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest | DREAM CATCHER
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Newport Beach International Film Festival | DREAM CATCHER
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Holly Shorts International Film Festival | DREAM CATCHER
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Raindance International Film Festival | DREAM CATCHER
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Los Angeles Film & Script Festival | DREAM CATCHER
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Shorts International Film Festival | DREAM CATCHER
OFFICIAL SELECTION | LA Femme International Film Festival | DREAM CATCHER
QUARTER FINALIST | ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest | HOLY FIRE
WINNER Award of Merit | One Reeler Short Film Competition | DREAM CATCHER
QUARTER FINALIST | ScreenCraft Short Script Contest | DREAM CATCHER
QUARTER FINALIST | Final Draft Big Break Contest | TRIP OUT
Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Malibu High School