Film

Film hit me like a tin can falling out of the sky.

I'd been kicking around an idea for a play for a year or so but could never quite hear it in my head. I was watching the film Paris, Texas when I realized the reason I hadn't been able to make it into a play was because it was a film. The story was coming to me in images, not words. I've always had a strong visual side, making art and working as a graphic designer, so when I started writing films, the part of me that thinks in pictures over words suddenly came alive.

Now I use film to tell the stories of landscapes — woman vs. the world — and those human transactions that can only be told in a close-up.

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Water on the Moon

A short film created from my play of the same name, directed by Phoebe Dunn.

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Mrs. Arnold

A biopic about Peggy Shippen, the highest paid spy of the Revolutionary War at age 20.

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The Uninvited

An adaptation of my play of the same name about an Ivy League prostitute trapped in a Miami hotel.

 
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The Blue Album

A young girl must solve a mystery for her dead uncle in their small Georgia town.

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The Good Time Girl

A young couple new to Austin, Texas both fall in love with a local stripper.