SCREENPLAYS

THE BACKSTORY
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 sabbatical I co-authored a workshop with Greg Loftin, “Words and Images: Cinematic Screenwriting.” View my sabbatical presentation.


NORTHERN VOICE

Logline: Northern Voice is a one-hour serialized historical TV drama about a sexually victimized revival singer who comes to Hope, Alaska on the eve of the Klondike Gold Rush in 1896 and must cope with the hardships of life in the far north in a world dominated by men.

Genre: Historical TV Drama

Accolades: A finalist in the 2022 California Women’s Film Festival, a semi-finalist in the 2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Competition, and an Official Selection of the Fall 2022 Big Apple Film Festival.



SECOND SET

Logline: After a recently divorced grandmother moves in with her parents, she is recruited to play tennis for a community college and must navigate the challenges of being a 55-year-old freshman student athlete.

Genre: Half hour single camera TV comedy



DESERT BELLES

Logline: Desert Belles is a female adventure feature about a cranky off-road racer and a fired sports reporter who battle ageism, each other and the Mojave Desert when they are partnered in the Desert Belles women-only off-road 4X4 rally.

Genre: Lighthearted Adventure



LADIES CLUB

Logline: After losing their investment money to a con man that targets older women, an unappreciated classic car enthusiast and a cautious car wrap designer engage a club of retired lady spies to recover the dough.

Genre: Comedic Caper Feature

Accolades: Quarterfinalist 2022 CineStory Feature Retreat and Fellowship Contest, Official Selections of the 2022 Sacramento International Film Festival, Winter 2022 Toronto International Women Festival screenplay competitions and 2022 UFVA Screenplay Competition.



MUTED VOICE

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.