Vicki Speegle

Vicki Speegle

Mirror Images

Screenwriter, editor and filmmaker in South Orange, New Jersey

About Vicki

I'm a screenwriter/filmmaker/movie fanatic whose feature script LOVED ONES was in development at Amazon Studios and was a finalist there for Best Screenplay of the Year. My script DEAREST was also a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and a tv pilot I wrote called THE WAKES OF WILBUR POE recently placed in the finals of Slamdance.

I grew up the daughter of a gay single mom turned pastor in Akron, Ohio, where I helped take care of my two younger brothers, an experience that provided fodder for a number of short stories and scripts. My infatuation with storytelling began at the age of five when I sent a love letter to Donny Osmond, and since then I've worked an eclectic mix of jobs to support my writing habit, including 4 years in the Navy tracking submarines on a tiny island called Adak, Alaska, assistant to a very eccentric New York City artist, and a brief bout as the world’s worst waitress.

Before turning to film I studied music at Akron University, but quickly discovered that a music degree was NOT going to get me a recording contract. I moved to New York to attend NYU film school, and during my studies interned as assistant to the editor for Ken Burns’ production of THE WEST. I wrote, directed, and produced several shorts, including my thesis film OLDER, which went on to screen at the Tribeca Underground Film Festival and won 2nd place in the Pioneer Theatre Short Film Slam in New York City.

After graduating from NYU, I joined Rigas Entertainment as assistant to the Director of Development, helped in the development of feature films with directors Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) and Maggie Greenwald (SongCatcher).

In 2005 I began shooting a documentary about my Mom's struggle to reconcile her faith as a pastor with her advancing Alzheimer’s. We're currently in post-production and we've garnered the support of GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).

My work has placed in several other competitions, including Women in Film and American Zoetrope. My credits include a teen comedy for Applause Films and radio scripts for Wynton Marsalis, Director of Jazz At Lincoln Center.

I live and work as a writer, filmmaker, and web producer in New Jersey, and I'm STILL waiting for Donny’s response.


Name: Vicki Speegle

Lives in: South Orange, New Jersey

Company: Mirror Images

Occupation: Screenwriter, Editor and Filmmaker

Credits

  • In the night I remember your name (in post)

    In the night I remember your name (in post) (2015)
    Documentary by Mirror Images Producer/Editor

  • The Wakes of Wilbur Poe

    The Wakes of Wilbur Poe (2014)
    Television Screenwriter

  • Parting Gift

    Parting Gift (2013)
    Film (short) Editor/Co-Producer/Co-Director/Co-Writer

  • Jump Cut

    Jump Cut (2013)
    Television Screenwriter

  • Trixie Dixon in the Mystery of the Manor and the Manner in Which the Townsfolk Lose Their Minds

    Trixie Dixon in the Mystery of the Manor and the Manner in Which the Townsfolk Lose Their Minds (2012)
    Film Screenwriter

  • Loved Ones

    Loved Ones (2011)
    Film Screenwriter

  • Dearest

    Dearest (2011)
    Film Screenwriter

  • Prom Queen

    Prom Queen (2010)
    Film by Applause Films Screenplay

  • Baker Hill Beauties

    Baker Hill Beauties (2010)
    Film Screenwriter

  • Kiss & Tell

    Kiss & Tell (2009)
    Film Screenwriter

  • Dolores

    Dolores (2008)
    Film (short) Screenwriter

  • BOYcott

    BOYcott (2006)
    Film Screenwriter

  • Stretchin'

    Stretchin' (2004)
    Voice-over by Wynton Marsalis/Delta Airlines Radio Writer

  • Collaborations & Common Humanity

    Collaborations & Common Humanity (2004)
    Voice-over by Wynton Marsalis/Delta Airlines Radio Writer

  • Older

    Older (2004)
    Film (short) Producer/Director/Screenwriter/Co-Editor

  • Wheels Wanted

    Wheels Wanted (2003)
    Film (short) Screenwriter

Awards

  • TOP 4% out of 1200 scripts - Table Read My Screenplay (Sundance)
    (2012)

  • FINALIST - Best Screenplay of the Year - Amazon Studios
    (2011)

  • FINALIST - Sundance Screenwriters Lab
    (2010)

  • FINALIST - Slamdance Screenplay Competition
    (2010)

  • WINNER - Screenplay Live - Rochester Film Festival
    (2008)

  • TOP 5 (Finalist) - Bluecat Screenplay Competition
    (2007)

  • WINNER - WildSound Screenplay Reading Series
    (2007)

  • QUARTER-FINALIST - Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope
    (2007)

  • TOP 10 (Finalist) - Media Darlings Guerilla Filmmaking Grant
    (2005)

  • SEMI-FINALIST - Women in Film Las Vegas
    (2005)

  • TOP 15 (Semi-Finalist) - American Gem Short Script Contest
    (2005)

  • SEMI-FIINALIST - Blueprint Screenplay Competition (Maverick Films)
    (2004)

  • SEMI-FINALIST - Flicks on 66 Short Screenplay Competition
    (2003)

  • SEMI-FINALIST - The Writers Network
    (2003)

  • 2nd PLACE - Pioneer Theater Short Film Slam - New York City
    (2003)

  • 2nd PLACE - Short Screenplay Category - Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope.com
    (2002)

  • SEMI-FINALIST - Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project
    (2000)

Education

  • New York University (New York, NY)
    (1992-1996)

  • University of Akron (Akron, OH)
    (1990-1992)

Desert Island Movies

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