Lynn H. Elliott

Lynn H. Elliott

Playwright and Screenwriter

Chico, California

Member Since:
March 2020
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About Lynn

I was born in Cardiff, Wales. I am an emeritus professor of English. I am also an award winning playwright and screenplay writer. For further information:

I am a member of the Dramatists’ Guild of America, and the New Play Exchange.
· https://newplayexchange.org/users/16053/lynn-elliott
I am a member of Film Freeway, International Screenplay Association, Coverrfly, and IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
Inkpad and Lift-Off Global Network..



Personal statement:
I am an immigrant (born and raised in Wales) with a name (common for males in my home country of Wales) that confuses me as female. That might explain why I love to explore and write, in serious and comic dramatic forms, stories of those who, through choice or happenstance, find themselves strangers in a strange land (or even in their own land). In addition, I share the immigrants’ attempts to “navigate as safely as possible through an ever-shifting landscape of independent and unpredictable powers” (Alan Jacabs), and the difficulty of coalescing given and adopted values and ways of seeing.

Favorite quotation: “The great mystery is not that we should have been thrown down here at random between the profusion of matter and that of the stars; it is that from our very prison we should draw, from our own selves, images powerful enough to deny our own nothingness.” Andre Malraux

Unique traits: Love writing, teaching. Working in food project. Married to Dani Elliott. Black Belt in Sinmoo Hapkido.

Awards

  • Official selection, Oaxaca (Rodeo)
    (2021)

  • Official Selection, Miami Screenplay Festival.
    (2021)

  • Official selection, Manchester Film Festival.
    (2021)

  • Semi-finalist, Screencraft Cinematic Book Contest
    (2021)

  • Award Winner, Depth of Field International
    (2020)

  • Award Winner, Toronto International Film Festival
    (2020)

  • Award Winner, Prix Royale, Paris
    (2020)

  • Semi-finalist, Filmmatic Drama Screenplays
    (2020)

  • Award Winner of 1st Edition, Global Monthly Competition
    (2020)

  • Finalist, Austin Comedy Festival.
    (2020)

  • Burning Love, Comedy. Semi-finalist
    (2020)

  • Beyond the Curve, Finalist.
    (2020)

  • Fimmmatic Drama Screenplay Award. Semi-finalist
    (2020)

  • Utah Comedy, Finalist
    (2020)

  • Wales International Festival, Official Selection.
    (2020)

  • Lonely Wolf International Festival (London), Award Winner
    (2020)

  • Global Film Award (LA), Award Winner. Best Feature.
    (2020)

  • Point of View Indie Festival, Award Winner.
    (2020)

  • Award Winner, Oaxaca
    (2019)

  • Semi-finalist, Toronto Comedy Film Festival
    (2019)

Education

  • UC, Santa Barbara
    (1966-1972)

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