Mel Barrett began her career in New York City writing coverage for independent film production companies before becoming a reality television and commercial producer, a screenwriter, director, and video editor in Los Angeles.
She is most well known for her LOGO web series, FEED and her NYIIFF award winning script, HEROINE.
Barrett is now located on the east coast and is a screenwriter, consultant, and author.
LIAR'S TOWN Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller ⋄ Crime A filmmaker is investigating a double murder in a small town where her prior relationship with one one of the suspects places her in a prime position to get inside a Pullitzer-worthy story, but may cost her her personal life and career. (BLACK BEAR meets I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK)
ALPHA Budget: $30M+ | Thriller ⋄ Fantasy When a scrappy upstart takes over her boss's supply route in a violent community formed after the pandemic, she finds herself prisoner to a sadistic supplier, and has to rescue herself as well as the woman enslaved with her, but the real fight begins when their captor comes to reclaim them.
THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF HAMLET PRINCESS OF DENMARK Budget: $30M+ | Thriller ⋄ Experimental A gender-flipped, post apocalyptic Hamlet, where water is scarce and Hamlet's mother, the Queen, rules the playa. Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO & JULIET meets Mad Max Fury Road.
JACK OF ALL TRADES Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Comedy Childhood best friends, SARAH and RACHEL, finally discover their love for one another when Sarah inadvertently becomes a sex worker.
SWEET SCIENCE Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy When JO CARANGI's pro footballer husband asks her for a divorce, she is forced to start over with her autistic daughter in tow, running the boxing gym her recently deceased deadbeat dad willed to her before the mafia could get their hands on it.
GUNNING Budget: $0 - $100K | Action ⋄ Drama A film crew is forced to question what they're willing to sacrifice to get the perfect sequence on a stunt day that goes terribly wrong.
USED Budget: $0 - $100K | Action ⋄ Independent (3 pages, silent) A woman reduces, recycles, and reuses a bad breakup