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SCREENPLAY / HISTORICAL DRAMA

THE
DEFIANT ONE

Narrative Feature.  In Development.

On a Pacific Island colony, an Indigenous girl awakens to the prejudice against her people and must save her brother from a wrongful execution.

The writer has a very strong voice and professional style.

"Recommend" from ExtremeScreenwriting.com for WAR DANCER screenplay

This story exposes a very talented writer with a strong

and clear story to tell.

New Zealand Writers Guild about THE DEFIANT ONE screenplay

Epic in scope and intimate in emotion, “War Dancer” is an exhilarating story of romance, defiance, and dance. 8/10

The Black List Reader (blcklst.com)

What a great piece!  This was truly a pleasure to read. From structure, character development, world-building, dialogue – everything worked together effortlessly to immerse the reader in this sweeping war time romance.

Austin Film Festival Script Contest about WAR DANCER screenplay

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RECENT CONTESTS / FELLOWSHIPS

2022

Awarded the 2022 Arts & Impact Fellowship Australia by Doc Society/AIDC

Awarded the 2022-2023 Armed With a Camera Fellowship by Visual Communications

"Special Mention" at the 2022 UK Online Pitchbox

Quarter-finalist 2022 (Spring) Screencraft Film Fund

2021

 

2021 CAPE List (1 of 10 feature screenplays)

 

Selected for Round 2, Sundance Development Track 2022

Quarter-finalist 2021 Outstanding Screenplays Feature Competition

 

Finalist, BIPOC Writers' Fellowship


Semi-Finalist, Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices

Top 100, Table Read Genre Feature Competition (Historical/Biopic)

2020

Top 10% Academy Nicholl Fellowship


Top 20% (Second Rounder), Austin Film Festival Script Competition


Top 50 Finalist, Launch Pad Feature Screenwriting Competition