George Pappy was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Pomona College, several graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering (with minors in Mathematics and Operations Research) from Cal State University, Northridge and UCLA, and most recently an MA in Screenwriting from Cal State Northridge. He’s spent a number of years working as a Satellite Engineer in the Aerospace Industry, writing screenplays in his spare time as a way to find creative fulfillment.
George completed the UCLA Extension Programs in Screenwriting and Entertainment Studies (specializing in Directing and Post Production) and was a development intern and script reader at Sony and Universal. He held internships in commercial production, post-production and visual effects. Along the way, he managed to one-man-shoot a guerrilla feature in the Australian Outback, as well as two short films (one of which screened at the Westwood International Film Festival). He has also taught introductory screenwriting at Cal State University, Northridge.
George’s debut feature film Few Options represents the culmination of 10 years of formal and informal film education, experimentation, and determination. George financed the entire film himself, as well as
writing and directing. Few Options continues to appear regularly on Showtime and has received widespread recognition since its release.
Name: George A. Pappy Jr.
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Director and Screenwriter