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I’m a writer/director who has worked in a wide range of formats, from digital to television to features, and my debut YA novel, Painless, was published by Rare Bird Books in 2017.
I was born in New York City, grew up in New Jersey, and graduated with a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University. I now live in Los Angeles with my husband, son, and neurotic-but-adorable rescue dog, and stubbornly maintain hope that I will still get a pony someday, but would probably settle for some chickens and a goat or two. Especially those adorable fainting ones.
Some additional work info:
Recently adapted a nonfiction YA/adventure book into a feature screenplay for producer Robert Katz (The 33)
Recently completed work as Supervising Producer and Co-Head Writer on the first season of A&E/Lifetime's digital narrative romance anthology Fall Into Me, writing two of the project's seven stand-alone, hour-long series, overseeing the writing process on the remaining five, and co-producing all seven
One of eight female television writers recently selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Women In Film/Black List Episodic Lab
Optioned hour-long family drama pilot New Ground to Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment at Sony
Sold spec scripts, been hired to write original material and adaptations on assignment and had feature scripts optioned by a range of buyers including 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, and numerous independent producers
Directed a short film based on my coming-of-age feature screenplay Crowbar Smile for Indigenous Media, which is being distributed digitally by Condé Nast Media on TheScene.com (View it HERE); I hope to direct the full script as my feature directorial debut
Workshopped my feature drama screenplay Painless, a dark love story, at the Sundance Writers' and Directors' Labs, where I had the pleasure of directing Elisabeth Moss (Handmaid's Tale, Mad Men), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) and Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce, House)
2018 finalist for Warner Brothers Television Director's Workshop & Sony Television Directors' Program.
Selected as an alternate for the 2019 AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW)
Have also directed theater, several music videos, and a number of short films, including the festival award-winner Goodnight, Henry
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
Won First Prize (TV Drama Pilot) - Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition, Nantucket Film Festival (Tomorrowland)
Won First Prize: Drama category of TV pilot contest sponsored by Overbrook Entertainment and the Association of National Advertisers' Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) (New Ground)
Won First Prize in Harvardwood Pilot Contest (Tomorrowland)
Won First Prize: Hollywood Nexus Screenwriting Competition (Crowbar Smile)
Top Three Finalist in Final Draft Big Break Contest (Hour-long Spec) (Orange is the New Black)
Selected for the Sundance Writers' & Directors’ Labs (Painless)
Selected for the Walt Disney Writer's Fellowship Program (features)
Selected for the inaugural Women In Film/Black List Episodic Lab