SCREENPLAYS

BEFORE BAHAR (Romantic Drama)

*Academy Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist

*Austin Film Festival Semifinalist

*Cinequest Film Festival Top 20

Logline: When New York's winter is slowly coming to an end, John, an Iranian Muslim asylee, and Johanna, a free-spirited American, connect and fall in love.  As their relationship intensifies, the disturbing revelation of the circumstances regarding John's reason for coming to the U.S. forces Johanna to lead him on a path to self-discovery while simultaneously sacrificing their love as they once knew it.

 

MOIRAI: A MEMOIR (Romantic Crime Drama)

*Academy Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist

*Austin Film Festival Second Rounder

*Bluecat Screenplay Quarterfinalist

*Cinequest Film Festival Top 100

*American Zoetrope Quarterfinalist

Logline: After succumbing to her unrelenting advances, a middle-aged hit man falls in love with the young woman he was hired to protect.  But, when her parents are brutally murdered and she mercilessly seeks revenge against the killers, he begins to question whether he is protecting her from them or herself.

 

PAINTED FACES (Romantic Drama)

*Cinematografo Originals Finalist

*Austin Film Festival Second Rounder

Logline: A young man exchanges letters with a woman from the Philippines.  After he moves her and her son to California and they marry, deep secrets they both wanted to keep from each other start to come to light and threaten to unravel the life they hope to share together.


APOCANYMPHO (Dark Action Dramedy)
*Austin Film Festival Second Rounder

Logline: When the second coming of Christ is discovered to be in a nymphomaniac's womb, the Virgin Mary enlists the Moirai, the three disgruntled sisters of fate who determine the life and death of every human being, to help protect the new mother and child from the most unlikely assailant: God.

AMERICANA (Drama)

 

Logline: After a tragic event, a woman flees with her two young daughters and their dog to the small town where she grew up.  Although reluctant to see her estranged mother and relive their past hostilities, the visit opens old wounds that awaken her to the realization that she may be fostering the same painful relationship between herself and her own two children.

CHERRY PICKING (Short Dramedy)

*Bluecat Screenplay Competition Semifinalist 

 

Logline: A soon-to-be virgin bride questions whether or not waiting until marriage was the right choice, voicing her concerns to her three unmarried and very sexually active female cousins.  

HALF BREED (Short Dramedy)

Logline: CLEMENTINE, a young Amerasian girl in the Philippines, longs to meet her American GI father before her 18th birthday. 

TELEPLAYS

malaya (Dramedy Pilot)

*Second round of the MACRO Episodic Lab

*Screencraft Pilot Semifinalist

Logline: Mina and her friends have done what has been expected of them their entire lives. Now approaching their 30s, these four modern Bay Area women struggle to break free from familial and societal expectations to forge their own paths and re-discover themselves professionally, personally, and sexually.

MASTER OF NONE: HALFSIES (Spec)

*Screencraft Pilot Quarterfinalist

Logline: Dev spends a night out with his cousin, Krystal, a half-white/half-Desi woman, who schools him on life as a mixed Asian woman and enlightens him to the fact that his dating history may make him want to pay extra attention.

HELLA 'BAE: ROLLIN' HELLA DEEP (Dramedy Pilot)

*Second round of the MACRO Episodic Lab

*Screencraft Pilot Semifinalist

 

Logline: Gabriela, Apiang, Genesis, and Ri are friends in their late 20s, and each seem to be the female “model minority” in her own right. But nothing could be further from the truth in this dramedy that pays homage to multicultural Bay Area and the Filipino roots that continue to influence four women’s lives as they deal with issues of identity, transition, and self-preservation.

GREEN BLOOMS & PUFFY SMOKE (Dramedy Web Series)

 

Logline: After getting fired from her job and catching her boyfriend cheating, a young woman moves into her Filipino father's house in a senior living community. Soon after her initial interactions with other members of the community, she and her Pakistani best friend find their true calling helping the ailing members of the golden-ager community with the one thing that got her stuck there in the first place: cannabis production.