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Pushing Past Future | Maria Judice | Script Shop Episode 065

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"Traveling from Mississippi to reunite with her son, an elderly mother buries her dreams of the future while grappling with the news of his new family and their queer Berkeley life."

About Maria Judice

Writer | Director | Producer

M is a visual storyteller working in cinema, photography, and public art. She received her M.F.A. from CalArts in Film/Video. WIRED magazine called her a “filmmaker provocateur” bridging technology thinking with art making. As an award-winning writer/director, her work ranges across new media platforms aligning left of center subject matters. With a practice of “autonomy first” her artwork is about community, space, and place. PALM TREES won the Adrienne Shelly Award for excellence in directing and aired on BET's “Lens on Talent”. Awards for the best narrative sci-fi film MOONLESS and screenplays EVENTUALLY EVERYTHING IS FINE and ORBITERS were also garnered. Her films have screened around the world and are represented by Flourishing Films.

INDIGO IMPACT was founded in 2016 with a mission to bring left of center stories and creators to global audiences as an Impact Producer. She worked for such titles like DREAMSTATES starring Saul Williams, Haiti’s first Oscar selection AYITI MON AMOUR, and JINN by Oakland native Nijla Mumin. She brings affordable music, literature, art, and performance to the Bay Area as a Co-Curator of the MATATU FESTIVAL. Sitting on the board of WFilm and Code Tenderloin she continually advocates for equality and equity.

Futurism and technology feed her love for science fiction, surrealism, and fantasy. Her current work KILL, TIME views sci-fi through a lo-fi lens. ELEPHANT deconstructs pain and trauma in times of violence. A CERTAIN GRACE continues her conversation with San Francisco in making the invisible -- seen. Currently, She can be found in San Francisco kicking around the fog.

M@mariaaj.com

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Merry Scriptsmas 2018 | Script Shop Episode 064

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Hosts of a screenwriting podcast discover Christmas spirit through a somewhat impromptu recording session.

About Scriptsmas 2018

Jack and Allyson read and analyze some of their favorite Christmas-related stories. Included are:

'The Little Match Girl' by Hans Christian Andersen - The story, about a dying child's dreams and hope.

'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry. - The story tells of a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. 

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B / Treacle | April Kelley | Script Shop Episode 063

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"When friends Belle & Jessie go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook up, what seems like an awkward slip up to firmly heterosexual Jessie is in fact an incredible betrayal to bisexual Belle."

About April Kelley

April is an award winning actress and producer. Having trained at Arts Educational, London on a foundation course she then went on to three year BA at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), where, in her second year she created Mini Productions. Adamant that something within the entertainment industry would support her acting career she has gone on to produce BAFTA and BIFA long listed films as well as several BAFTA qualifying films.

Most recently, April starred in the title role of critically acclaimed, Annie Waits. The short has gone on to screen at over 70 festivals around the world; including BAFTA qualifying Underwire and London Short Film Festival and Oscar qualifying St. Louis International Film Festival. It’s also been nominated and won several awards including Best Actress and the Rising Star Award at Colchester Film Festival.

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The Imaginist | E.M. Spairow | Script Shop Episode 062

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"An impoverished immigrant and hopeless romantic, The Imaginist attempts to win the hand of his beloved by making it big in the dying days of Vaudeville."

About E.M. Spairow

E.M. Spairow graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory where she was awarded the Philip and Patricia Barry Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Screenwriting. That same year her short script, Hooked, won the 2010 Unlikely Hero Productions Screenplay Competition. In 2011, her feature thriller, Manifest, won the Waterfront Film Festival Screenplay Competition. During her time as writer-in-residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM, she completed several short stories and her first stage play. As Spairow’s award-winning short films, Default and Elephant In The Room, complete their festival run, she begins work on her debut novel.

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Where the Trees Hide the Moon | Nathan Karimi | Script Shop Episode 061

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"Spanning decades and Iranian and American cultures, a group of American friends (one of whom is Iranian) are haunted by a sense of foreboding from a super-natural incident from their childhood as they contemplate the death of one of their crew."

About Nathan Karimi

Nathan Karimi is an award winning filmmaker from St. Louis, Missouri known primarily for 4AM, Where the Trees Hide the Moon and Abducted Anonymous. With no formal film education, Nathan began his pursuit of filmmaking using his father’s camcorder and his two best friends to make the longest standing unseen series to date, Tony’s Revenge. Growing up in St. Louis in an Iranian-American home far from the entertainment industry afforded Nathan an outsider’s perspective on the world of filmmaking. As Nathan’s style of story telling matured and his appreciation for great cinema developed,Tony’s Revenge and the camcorder days became a thing of the past and the seeds of a new and unique style were planted. In 2013 Nathan bought every script writing book available and transitioned from writing novels and short stories to writing for the screen. In 2015, Nathan bought his first DSLR camera and signed up for the 48 Hour Film Festival in St. Louis. His first short film, Azracame to life. He realized that it would take years for his camera work and other elements of filmmaking to catchup to his writing. Over the next few years, Nathan continued to write and film his ultra-low budget scripts including: Brush Strokes and Subject-001, learning and crafting his style more thoroughly with each attempt. To close out 2015, Nathan completed the script for his sci-fi thriller, 4AM. Knowing that his lack of production experience would not be enough to go it alone, he met and enlisted Alvaro Aro, an award winning cinematographer in St. Louis to direct the photography of 4AM. Nathan and Alvaro proved to be a strong team and their work, along with the support from other talented contributors in St. Louis, lead to a multiple award winning short film including: best screenplay, best picture, best sound design and best production design at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and best short film at the 573 Film Festival. It was 4AM that garnered the attention of Chris Halvorson, writer and producer of Earth Mom who then reached out to Nathan to direct its pilot episode. For Nathan, the opportunity to make a television show in Los Angeles seemed surreal. Nathan and cinematographer Hezekiah Condron dove head first into pre-production for Earth Mom and a few short months later headed out to LA for a jam packed three days of filmmaking that resulted in the pilot episode of Earth Mom. In June of 2018, Earth Mom won best of the Holly-Shorts festival in Hollywood, CA. Nathan’s most recent film, Abducted Anonymous is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere in St. Louis in February of 2019. Nathan is currently in pre-production for his newest film The Precious and the Damned, the untold revenge story of Michael Serafanti aka Mikey Guns, on his first day of freedom after spending 21 years in prison for a non-violent crime.

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Our Dirty Laundry | Kimberly Solimin | Script Shop Episode 060

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"A girl finds a homeless man in her laundry room and they learn how they are connected."

About Kimberly Solimin

Kimberly Soliman has been a Screenwriter for over 7 years and a Playwright for over 11. She spent several years in New York working in theatre and is now a Screenwriter living in Los Angeles.

Her passion is writing faith-based features, and character-driven stories. Her recent biblical-era script, “Before Paul,” placed in the 2nd round at the Austin Film Festival in 2018. Her previous feature, tv, or short scripts have won dozens of other awards over the years.

She is currently in the writers’ room of the web series, “Citizen,“ and in pre-production for another short that wrote, “Freedom of Choice.”

This script, “Our Dirty Laundry,” won 1st Place for the “Best Short Script” at the Sidewalk Film Festival.

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Subject 6-Alpha Two | Alex Cogan and Mark Borison | Script Shop Episode 059

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"A couples' domestic dispute involves larger forces than they could have imagined."

About Alex Cogan and Mark Borison

Alex Cogan (L) grew up in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky.  He's been interested in films and writing from a young age.  His favorite artists are Kurt Vonnegut and David Fincher.  He once cooked a hot dog with a microwaveable hand warmer: it was surprisingly good.

Mark Borison (R) is a filmmaker, actor, radio host, and chicken wing enthusiast. Borison can be found screaming into the digital void on multiple YouTube channels, national commercials, hosting local awards shows, and occasionally at a Walgreens in Northern Kentucky.

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Walls | Pawel Grajnert | Script Shop Episode 058

About Walls

'Walls' is a short, sci-fi drama about a teenage girl in a world uncomfortably much like our own who discovers a horrible truth about her society and the walls it enforces.

About Pawel Grajnert

Paweł Grajnert is a writer, filmmaker, and actor who works in the US and Poland. His films have premiered at the Venice Film Festival, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Gdynia National Film Festival in Poland. He holds an MFA in film from Columbia University New York, where he was awarded the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation prize for excellence in science-focused screenwriting.

His writing has also been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition; the Polish International Film Festival; and the State of Illinois from whom he received the honor of a Literary Arts Award. His photography, poems, short dramatic works, and stories have been published internationally. Among other projects, he's currently working with Epoka TV in Poland to bring Mirosław Nahacz's book "84" to the screen as a feature-length film.

Most people in the US are more comfortable with the English version of my name: Paul. So please feel free to use Paul.

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The Back Room | Marcedes Bigham | Script Shop Episode 057

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"Harold, a man with an unconventional addiction, invites his daughter and her two kids over for Thanksgiving. Can he put his family over his addiction?"

About Marcedes Bigham

Marcedes Bigham was born and raised in Newcastle, OK. She attended film school in Oklahoma City and earned an MFA in Screenwriting at Boston University. She currently lives in Newcastle, OK with her three dogs and a cat who are her constant writing companions.

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JO | Julian Trinidad Gardea | Script Shop Episode 056

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"Introvert violinist named Jo, struggles with her inner spider-like demons who then goes on a murderous rampage on those who cross her."

About Julian Trinidad Gardea

Julian Trinidad Gardea is originally from El Paso, Texas. He currently holds a B.A. in Anthropology from NMSU (2010) and has a background in Museums & Auction Houses from Cape Town, South Africa to Dallas & Austin, Texas.

He was first introduced to the world of Film & Screenwriting from his sister, Celina - who has a Creative & Digital Media Degree; who also brought him behind the scenes of student independent films, theater / plays that she was in and films that he should watch, Tarantino!

Julian is fascinated with mythology and horror and during Celian's time in Japan, she introduced him to the crazy stories that she heard about, most notable - Jorogumo (which inspired him to write the screenplay: "Jo"). A spider-demon woman who has a taste for men's flesh.

He currently lives in Albuquerque, NM and works as an artist & photographer.

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