Name: Miranda Allender Graduation Year: 2020 Feature Track or TV Track: Feature Track Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Short Bio: Miranda was raised in the island state of Tasmania, Australia. There she discovered her passion for creative arts at a young age, painting, writing poetry, short stories, and actively participating in drama competitions across the country. She followed her passion to London, England, where she attended King’s College London (KCL) and completed a bachelor’s degree in English with Film Theory. Whilst at KCL she took advantage of the study abroad program, where her first taste of American college life came in the form of a study abroad semester at the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduation, at KCL in 2016, she undertook the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Professional Program in Screenwriting Online. This was an exciting opportunity to combine her two great loves, writing and film. She moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to complete her Master of Fine Arts in Screenwritingatthe University of California, Los Angeles, and will graduate in June 2020. During her first year at UCLA, she also undertook the Professional Program in Acting for Camera.
Short Artist Statement: During my time at UCLA, I have utilized the chance to try several different genres and structures across Feature and TV including a sitcom, single-cam half-hour, adaptation, romance, horror, sci-fi, and thriller. I have focused on scripts with horror elements and detailed action sequences along with world-building. I world-built the futuristic, Sci-Fi TV pilot Topia and the mythology of the Bunyip in the fictional small rural town Coombell in my Australian namesake, creature feature. Similarly, I have used structure and genre elements in Sugar Island, and Swelter, the horror scripts set between the U.S, Amazon, and a private deadly island.
Logline #1: SUGAR ISLAND - Feature - Zelia, desperate to save her sick mother, turns to sugar-babying. However, when she accompanies a sugar daddy to a remote private island for the promise of a paycheck, things quickly escalate and she is trapped in an all-out fight for survival, whilst the rich and elite pull the strings.
Logline #2: COOMBELL - Feature - When a broken family moves to the Australian Outback in the hope of a fresh start, it discovers a small-town harboring deadly secrets that just might make healing impossible.
Logline #3: TOPIA - TV Show - Zula is a female soldier in a dystopian, post-gender-war society, who is charged with hunting down men that have escaped their captors, women. But when she encounters a man from her childhood, she teams up with him to join the Rebels and bring down the tyrannical regime.
Name three movies or TV shows that inspire you: Lord of the Rings (Trilogy), Snow Falling on Cedars, Shawshank Redemption