Where do you live (City, State, or Country)?
I currently live in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in southeastern Michigan.
Your script stood out among hundreds of others. What was the inspiration for your story and why did you write a script instead of a short story or a novel?
I wanted to write a love story about familial love rather than romantic love. I am very close with my brothers, and I feel that a brother/sister sibling dynamic is not often explored in cinema.
How long did it take you to write your script...and what is your writing process? Do you outline...use index cards...white board...or just start with FADE IN?
I have been working on the Davises for about 2 years, and have gone through many, many different drafts. I am fairly early in my screenwriting career so my process isn’t quite as streamlined and set yet - for The Davises, the script began as a 30 page draft, which grew into 60 pages and so on. From there I have done a lot of revisions.
What is your ultimate ambition as a writer?
To continue to write and express my creativity through this medium.
Was your entry at The Wiki Screenplay Contest a full script or “the first ten pages”? Why did you make that choice?
I entered my full script, because I wanted as much feedback as possible!
What’s your all-time favorite movie or television show...and why?
My favorite film of all time is When Harry Met Sally. I have seen it probably a hundred times. Nora Ephron knows how to write flawed, charming, beautiful characters who love each other through all the mess. Which is what The Davises is all about.
What advice do you have for writers hoping to win a contest or place as a finalist as you have?
To be relentless when it comes to revising and editing - and trust that when it starts to get hard that is when you’re getting to the good stuff. Feedback is amazing and so useful! Do not be afraid of it.
What else are you working on that the world needs to know about?
I am currently in the process of writing a one woman show about 3 generations of women. It is about how they all differ greatly, while remaining deeply connected.