Writing

 

Screenwriting

I began writing scripts my Freshman year of college, and fell in love with the format almost immediately. The direct, visual style of storytelling directly suited my own way of writing. As of now, I have written 2 features, 2 TV Pilots, and 5 short films. My first pilot “Picking Sunflowers” was made an official selection of the 2018 Austin Film Festival.

 
 
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“Picking Sunflowers”

This TV pilot, based on a short story of the same name by my friend Alex Lanning, is a dystopian drama chronicling the life of 4th grader Lexi Merchant. The story takes place in America in 1974, where a totalitarian regime has overthrown the US Government following the failure of Communism. The new leaders, known as “The Council of Five”, believe that the feminist movements catalyzed by WWII directly led the country to its boiling point, and are implementing laws that restrict women’s rights in society, including their right to education.

 

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Feature 3

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