Andrea Zastrow

Andrea Zastrow

Screenwriter

Wausau, Wisconsin

Member Since:
February 2020
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About Andrea

Greetings from Wausau, Wisconsin! A former proofreader and manager, my life in script terms is firmly in the meaty, challenging second act. From the Midwest, I write character-driven stories with heart that portray complicated family dynamics—mostly drama and grounded comedy. My scripts find the emotional story, exploring themes of loss, atonement, estrangement and regret along with hope, forgiveness and new beginnings.

Check out my loglines. If you're a member of Script Revolution or NetworkISA, I have the following scripts posted on those platforms, along with a full synopsis for each script. (Character breakdowns are available upon request.) My scripts can also be found on Coverfly. (Links below)

• "PARALLEL PROPOSALS" — a fun comedy/dramedy feature set in Chicago, IL. It has been an AFF 2nd Rounder and a Stage 32 "Double Recommend."

• "TEAM EMMA" — an emotional drama feature set in Madison, WI

• "ECHOES OF BROKEN PROMISES" — a drama short set in Minneapolis, MN

• "THE CHRISTMAS COACH" — a holiday romance feature set in Chicago, IL, co-written with David Congalton. David's screenplay "Authors Anonymous" became the 2014 comedy starring Kaley Cuoco, Dennis Farina and Chris Klein.

All of my scripts have Midwest flavor, but locations are flexible. If you're interested in one but it needs a few tweaks to suit your needs, I'm open to that. A script is a collaborative process; let's talk! I'm also completely open to feedback/constructive criticism. In fact, I welcome it since I'm regularly polishing my scripts as inspiration strikes. Try me!

A big believer in the art of collaboration, my hope is that a script of mine will one day connect with a creative in the industry who has the vision and power to bring it to life. Organized and detail-oriented with a flexible schedule, I’m “free to fly” and would welcome the opportunity to connect with others to help make it happen. I love to travel!

A team player who's always up for an adventure, I was the Script Supervisor for a short film and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. (The director and I connected on Stage 32 and met in person for the first time on the first day of the shoot; networking works!) I find fulfillment in being part of an artistic team and am open to volunteering on another film set to help another creative with their vision. Did I mention I'll work for M&M's?

I look forward to connecting with other Stage 32 members! A Communication Studies graduate of The University of Iowa, I’ve been described as a person who can talk to anyone. Really! Don’t be shy…

Badges

Awards

  • Quarterfinalist - Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition, "Parallel Proposals"
    (2024)

  • Quarterfinalist - Emerging Screenwriters Drama Screenplay Competition for "Team Emma"
    (2024)

  • Quarterfinalist - Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition for "Parallel Proposals"
    (2023)

  • Quarterfinalist - Creative Screenwriting Feature Screenplay Competition for "Parallel Proposals"
    (2023)

  • Quarterfinalist - Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards (Season 8) for "Parallel Proposals"
    (2023)

  • Quarterfinalist - BlueCat Screenplay Competition for "Team Emma"
    (2022)

  • Quarterfinalist - Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards for "Echoes of Broken Promises"
    (2022)

  • Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition for "Parallel Proposals"
    (2022)

  • Quarterfinalist - BlueCat Screenplay Competition for "Team Emma"
    (2021)

  • Quarterfinalist - Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition for "Team Emma"
    (2021)

  • Quarterfinalist - Chicago Screenplay Awards for "Parallel Proposals"
    (2021)

  • Quarterfinalist - Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition for "Team Emma"
    (2021)

  • Quarterfinalist - StoryPros International Screenplay Contest for "Team Emma"
    (2021)

  • Quarterfinalist - StoryPros International Screenplay Contest for "Parallel Proposals"
    (2021)

  • Finalist - Chicago Screenplay Awards (fall contest) for "Echoes of Broken Promises"
    (2021)

  • Honorable Mention - WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award for "Parallel Proposals"
    (2020)

  • Semifinalist - WriteMovies Winter Screenwriting Contest for "Parallel Proposals"
    (2020)

  • Quarterfinalist - ScreenCraft Comedy Contest for "Parallel Proposals"
    (2020)

  • Honorable Mention - WriteMovies Summer Screenwriting Contest for "Parallel Proposals"
    (2020)

  • Quarterfinalist - Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition for "Parallel Proposals"
    (2020)

  • Quarterfinalist - StoryPros International Screenplay Contest for "Team Emma"
    (2020)

Education

  • The University of Iowa

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