In 2019 I ventured into narrative screenwriting and in spring 2021 I did a sabbatical to go in-depth into the study of screenwriting and the use of images to spur story ideas. From January through May of 2021 “Muted Voice” went through multiple rewrites thanks to invaluable feedback sessions from mentor Warren Lewis (Black Rain, The 13th Warrior) and advisors Greg Loftin (Writing For the Cut), Pam Wallace (Witness) and Kathie Fong Yoneda (The Script-Selling Game). As part of my ssabbatical I co-authored a workshop with Greg Loftin, “Words and Images: Cinematic Screenwriting.” View my sabbatical presentation.
Logline: After surviving the tornado that killed her father, a teen girl goes silent in her grief and guilt. She is forced to come to terms with her role in his death and pushed to face her crippling fear of storms to save her friend.
Genre: Family drama.
Logline: An unappreciated middle-aged woman finds adventure and fulfillment when she uses her expertise in earth science and exotic cars to help her Aunties bring down a suave con man who has a soft spot for classic cars.
Genre: Comedic Caper – Featuring capable mature women