Stacey Simmons

Stacey Simmons

Delightful Company at Delightful Company
Producer, Screenwriter, Content Creator and Script Consultant

Santa Clarita, California

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March 2021
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About Stacey

I am a writer and psychotherapist. I worked in entertainment before becoming a therapist. In my clinical practice I work primarily with creatives. I also provide consulting and psychological and intimacy coordination to the media industry, through my company Media Psychology Services.

The most exciting thing I am working on is a tool for writers, directors, and storytellers based on my graduate research. Women's journeys are very different from men's. Writers have struggled to capture this correctly. In trying to find the female-driven story, there is still an effort to align it with the seminal work of Joseph Campbell and Chris Vogel, telling the female story through the Hero's Journey lens. There is an independent archetypal journey for women. It is a path moving from a Divided Woman* through a trial to become fully sovereign over herself. I offer writers and directors consultation on their female-driven stories to help assure that the stories will fit the archetype. When a story fits an archetypal model it is more likely to resonate with audiences. Stories that have successfully used this model organically include: Frozen, Frozen II, Moana, Legally Blonde, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, The Color Purple, and more. Writers naturally gravitate to this story archetypally, my research is the first to codify it in a way that makes it easy for storytellers to apply.

Unique traits: Psychological Expertise Story Consultant

Videos

Loglines

  • WitchMom!

    WitchMom! Budget: $5M - $10M | Other Feeling depressed? Fairy Godmother keeping you on read? Evil stepsisters ruined your night? Call WitchMom and she’ll help magic it better!

  • The Queen's Path

    The Queen's Path Other There IS an archetypal journey for women that is NOT based on the Hero's Journey. This mythical structure has been around since the very first story.

  • The Clan

    The Clan Thriller Fantasy As a pandemic rages across the globe, a New Orleans detective uncovers the secret catalyst while a powerful voodoo dynasty tries to keep the pandemic’s magical origins a secret.

  • Harbinger

    Harbinger Thriller Sci-fi A serial killer is stalking young women in Southern Louisiana. A detective is framed for the crime when his daughter is abducted, and gains a hidden power in the process. 

  • Sex Over 30

    Sex Over 30 Comedy A sex therapist and her ex-husband run a successful sex-toy party company. On the verge of a successful sale of their company, they struggle to reconcile the discomfort with their business, and their boring sex lives.

Credits

Awards

  • Governor's Technology Leader of the Year
    (2011)

  • Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business
    (2010)

Education

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