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(other properties are available)
 
ODD BIRD
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A short film

An Official Selection at over
57 film festivals in 2020-21.

As a boy, Clark always felt like the odd bird in his conservative ranch family. To cope, he created a comic book, “The Adventures of Odd Bird,” making himself the hero of his own story. Now 19, a publisher is interested in his work and Clark needs to return home to get the comic manuscript…and tell his mom his truth. Clark fears once he tells her he’s gay, he won’t be welcome there again.

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The film has received numerous awards at festivals for: Best Director, Best Writing, People's Choice, Best LGBTQ+ Short, and several awards for our actors.

 
The Unsung

Historic Drama TV Series

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Inspired by true events, this is the riveting story of entrepreneur, activist and all around bad-ass Mary Ellen Pleasant. (Production attachments: Quincy Jones Productions, Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, Goldmann Pictures)

 
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Pepper

Feature Film

When a sheltered young woman shrugs aside post WWII society life to follow her passion for music, she discovers a stronger desire for the orchestra’s pretty lead soprano provoking turmoil with her family, employers and friends.

 
Lost Pages

Children's TV Historic Adventure Series

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With the guidance of their quirky librarian, a group of kids must travel back in time to recover the stories of some of the most fascinating historic figures you’ve never heard of before the evil Professor Magpie hoards all the stories for himself.

The kids discover a new historic character each episode and rush to record it in the book, The Lost Pages, before the tale is captured and doomed to eternal obscurity by the evil story hoarder Dr. Magpie. 

Rancor

Horror/Dark Drama Feature

 
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Horror/Dark Drama

A wealthy friend’s private lake sanctuary becomes a terrifying trap when estranged college housemates reunite to finally put past hurts behind them.

Ensemble cast of six, to be filmed in a contained location.

SAVAGE

Historic Drama

TV Series

Co-created with

Jack Kohler

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In the early days of California, white men fought for gold, power and land. Indians fought for their lives. Based on actual events and people, this is the brutal story of our country’s fortune and shame during California’s painful beginnings.

  

 
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That's My Baby

Light Drama Feature

A light-hearted drama. 

When a broke artist with no tolerance for children agrees to be a surrogate mother for her perfect sister, she struggles to relinquish the child she’s carrying after falling madly in love with the baby.

Katy's feature script COMING OF AGE, is currently in preproduction with Producer Sarah Carson.

Other properties are available.

Assignments are welcome. 

BIO

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Katy once turned down an invitation to have lunch with Queen Elizabeth in favor of going camping with her “fellow peasants.” She's never regretted it.

 

Favoring the stories of the people history books fail to mention, Katy is an award winning fiction writer, screenwriter and actor. After completing her undergraduate studies at Stanford University, she earned an MFA at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

 

Katy’s screenplays and short film have won numerous awards in screenwriting competitions and film festivals throughout the world.

 

Growing up in a small logging town in Northern California, Katy spent her summers listening to stories around the campfire. As a storyteller, Katy is drawn to narratives featuring strong women and complex personal relationships. When Katy isn’t writing you can find her playing tennis, hiking, or fly-fishing.

 

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