MFA, NYU Graduate Film, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. Thesis short: Secret Voices – CINE Eagle Winner. Rencontres Henri Langlois. Over a dozen international festivals.
Winner of the Independent Feature Project Herbert Beigel Screenplay Award
Two-time AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist
2019 Austin Second Rounder
2019 PAGE Awards Top 25 Drama Screenplay
2019 Rocaberti Writers (partial scholarship)
2018 Sundance Institute Episodic Lab Second Rounder
2018 Athena Film Festival LA Screenplay and TV Lab Finalist
2017 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition Finalist
2017 Stowe Story Labs (partial scholarship)
Selected Screenplays and Recognition:
The Sleeping House – 2019 Semifinalist American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest (Top 27 of 1600 entries). Top 10% 2019 Nicholl Fellowships. 2018 Finalist for the Athena Film Festival Screenplay Lab LA. Sundance Screenwriters Lab Second Round. Socially Relevant Film Festival Screenplay Finalist. Atlanta Screenwriters Lab Finalist. NYWIFT Screenplay Reading."Novelistic in form and extremely well-written throughout - a strong showcase for its author's abundant gifts. The script’s dialogue is also whip-smart.” - The Blacklist.
The Chocolate Kandinsky – 2017 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition Finalist Short Screenplay (Top 5). Table read My Screenplay Austin Top 25 Semifinalist. 2019 California Women's Film Festival Best Short Script. California International Shorts Festival Best Short Screenplay. Moondance Screenplay Competition Best Short Screenplay. 2018 Atlanta Film Festival Top 10 short screenplays. Hollywood Screenplay Contest Gold Prize Winner. "Just stunning work. Some of the best character writing I've ever read. This writer is a pro's pro." - Austin Film Festival Reader.
The Sensualist - drama pilot – 2019 Richmond Film Festival Screenplay Competition Official Selection (Top 7 teleplays). 2019 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition Semifinalist. 2018 Finalist for Athena Film Festival LA TV Lab. 2018 Second Rounder for Sundance Episodic Lab. 2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition Top 25 TV Pilots. 2018 Austin Film Festival Second Rounder. 2019 and 2018 PAGE Awards Quarterfinalist. 2017 Made in NY Semifinalist. Creative World Awards TV Drama Finalist. 2019 and 2018 Roadmap Writers JumpStart Top 50 Pilots. “Nuanced and sophisticated, most of all in its treatment of characters. A vivid depiction of New York at the time that uses the antisemitism of the time to help build its characters - and creates a fully-realized world audiences will be eager to return to.” - The Blacklist. “The world-building is excellent, and the script succeeds at creating a rich, emotional story world we’ll want to return to as soon as we can, and binge as much of as we can get.” – BlueCat Screenplay Competition Reader.
Blood and Dreams: Complicit - drama pilot. 2018 Creative World Awards TV Pilot Finalist. Based on my Nicholl Semifinalist feature. “…the writing is superb and it carries a nuanced emotional fluency which is rare. The project has the potential to support a sprawling, epic world filled with political intrigue, nuanced human emotion, and violent conquest.” - The Blacklist.
The Italian Lover- Three-time Nicholl Quarter-finalist. 2019 Austin Second Rounder. 2019 PAGE Awards Semifinalist Top 25 (Drama). BlueCat Screenplay Competition Finalist. NYWIFT Screenplay reading with Mia Maestro. “Poetic, elegant and smart… It’s almost like a modern-day Emily Bronte.” – BlueCat Screenplay Competition Reader.
Clean– Winner of the Independent Feature Project Herbert Beigel Screenplay Award. Disney Fellowship Finalist. Sundance Screenwriters Lab Second Rounder. 2018 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition Second Rounder. 2018 Creative World Awards Fantasy Feature Semifinalist. “Unique and prodigally imaginative.”- Juror Jay Cocks (screenwriter, Gangs of New York).
Brownstone Follies– Gold Remi Award for Comedy Adaptation WorldFest Houston. NYWIFT Screenplay Reading. “Naughty good fun, with lots of witty dialogue.” - BlueCat Screenplay Competition Reader.