Stacy W. Arnold-Strider (writer/director)
Stacy studied film theory at San Francisco State University, then pursued her passion for film through an internship in the President's office of Lucasfilm Ltd., and two years at American Zoetrope during Francis Coppola’s productions of BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA and THE SECRET GARDEN.
After moving to Los Angeles, Stacy worked for filmmakers Jean-Jacque Annaud (SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET), Vincent Ward (WHAT DREAMS MAY COME), Roger Corman (BLACK SCORPION), and Steve Levitt in everything from development to post-production. She also assisted several industry executives, including Michael Ovitz in the President's office at The Walt Disney Company.
In 2002, Stacy returned to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she worked at Industrial Light & Magic as a temporary assistant to President Jim Morris, Sr. VP Patty Blau, and VP Jeff Mann, before eventually joining the ranks as receptionist. In 2004, she transferred to the Product Development team of Lucas Licensing, where she spent the next 12 years developing product for STAR WARS, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS, and INDIANA JONES.
To date, Stacy has completed four feature-length screenplays, with many more in development, garnering several honors and awards in competition.
FULFILLED: A HALLOWEEN STORY is Stacy’s first film and her homage to the greatest day of the year. When it premiered on ifilm, it was ranked by viewers as the #1 sci-fi short for 19 consecutive weeks. The following year, it was showcased on the Sci-Fi Channel as one of four Halloween shorts with Tim Burton's VINCENT.
Stacy's film credits can be viewed at imdb
Moonchild Comedy ⋄ Romance Short on rent and desperate for a flatmate, a quirky, under-accomplished feminist fights her attraction to the handsome, alpha-male painter suddenly dominating her peaceful San Francisco home. When their ideals and life-styles clash, she is forced outside of her comfort zone and must face the issues that are holding her back.
The Chosen: Age of Shadows Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Horror ⋄ Sci-fi Aided by an eclectic band of rogues and scholars, a young vampire journeys across post-apocalyptic Earth, battling vicious and ancient vampires, in a quest for a cure to a plague that has devastated her people and Earth's remaining humans.
Film by C.J. Roy (dir.) Assistant Director
Film by Bryan C. Davis (dir.) The Bike
Film by Amber Benson (dir.) Script Supervisor
Film (short) by Roger Corman (prod.) script supervisor, 3rd unit (uncredited)
Fulfilled: A Halloween Story
Film (short) by Stacy Arnold-Strider (dir.) Writer/Director
What Dreams May Come
Film (short) by Vincent (dir.) assistant to director, post-production (uncredited)
Seven Years in Tibet
Film by Jean-Jacques Annaud (dir.) assistant - director's office, post-production
The Secret Garden
Film by Agnieszka Holland (dir.) post-production assistant (uncredited)
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Film by Francis Ford Coppola (dir.) Post Production Assistant (uncredited)
Television by Ray Villalobos (dir.) Production Assistant
Page International Screenwriting Awards, Quarter-Finalist (The Chosen: Age of Shadows)
Page International Screenwriting Awards, Quarter-Finalist (Moonchild)
LA Screenplay Competition, Semi-Finalist (The Chosen: Age of Shadows)
LA Screenwriting Competition, 2nd Place (Moonchild)
Screenwriting Expo, Honorable Mention (Moonchild)
American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest, Quarter-Finalist (Moonchild)
Chesterfield Writer's Film Project, Semi-Finalist (The Chosen: Age of Shadows)
Nicholl Fellowship, Top 10% (The Chosen: Age of Shadows)
International Austin Screenplay Competition, 2nd Place (Moonchild)