Andrea Zastrow | Script Revolution
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Andrea Zastrow
Wausau, United States

Greetings from Wausau, Wisconsin! A former proofreader and manager, my life in script terms is firmly in the meaty, challenging second act. Plagued by an unshakable story idea for over 10 years, I finally caved and taught myself the craft of screenwriting. From the Midwest, I write character-driven stories with heart that portray complicated family dynamics—mostly drama and grounded comedy. My scripts find the emotional story, exploring themes of loss, atonement, estrangement and regret along with hope, forgiveness and new beginnings. All of my scripts have Midwest flavor, but locations are flexible. 

A big believer in the art of collaboration, my hope is that a script of mine will one day connect with a creative in the industry who has the vision and power to bring it to life. Organized and detail-oriented with a flexible schedule, I'm “free to fly” and would welcome the opportunity to connect with others to help make it happen. I love to travel! If you're interested in one of my scripts but it needs a few tweaks to suit your needs, I'm open to that. A script is a collaborative process. Let's talk!   

A team player who's always up for an adventure, I was the Script Supervisor for a short film and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I find fulfillment in being part of an artistic team and am open to volunteering on another film set to help another creative with their vision. Did I mention I'll work for M&M's? 

I look forward to connecting with other Script Revolution members and am very open to feedback/constructive criticism pertaining to my scripts. In fact, I welcome it since I'm regularly polishing them as inspiration strikes! A Communication Studies graduate of The University of Iowa, I’ve been described as a person who can talk to anyone. Really! Don’t be shy…

PARALLEL PROPOSALS (Comedy Feature, set in Chicago)

  • Quarterfinalist – 2023 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition
  • Second Rounder – 2022 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition
  • Quarterfinalist – 2021 StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
  • Quarterfinalist – 2021 Chicago Screenplay Awards
  • Quarterfinalist – 2020 ScreenCraft Comedy Contest
  • Quarterfinalist – 2020 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition
  • "Double Recommend" – 2020 Stage 32
  • Honorable Mention – 2020 WriteMovies Summer Screenwriting Contest
  • Honorable Mention – 2020 WriteMovies Romance and Comedy Award


TEAM EMMA (Drama Feature, set in Madison, WI)

  • Quarterfinalist – 2022 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
  • Quarterfinalist – 2021 StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
  • Quarterfinalist – 2021 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition
  • Quarterfinalist – 2021 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition
  • Quarterfinalist – 2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
  • Quarterfinalist – 2020 StoryPros International Screenplay Contest 


ECHOES OF BROKEN PROMISES (Drama Short, set in Minneapolis, MN)

  • Quarterfinalist – 2022 Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards
  • Finalist – 2021 Chicago Screenplay Awards  (fall contest)


Stage 32 - Recommended Writer


Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25% for
Parallel Proposals
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25% for
Team Emma


Stage 32 - Recommended for
Parallel Proposals

Scripts By Andrea

Team Emma
When a recovering alcoholic learns his terminally ill ex-girlfriend gave birth to their daughter 10 years earlier, he's forced to make peace with her as they prepare their struggling daughter for life with his family.
Feature Drama For sale 111pp
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25%
7 readers love this script
Parallel Proposals
Tensions escalate when a high-strung perfectionist realizes her future son-in-law is the son of her cocky, cheating ex-husband, forcing her to come to terms with her past to prevent wedding turmoil.
Feature Comedy, Drama, Romance For sale 109pp
Stage 32 - Recommended
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25%
3 readers love this script
Echoes of Broken Promises
When a slick, absentee father blows in unexpectedly on Father’s Day, his resentful adult son has an epiphany as he protects his own son from all-too-familiar grandiose, but empty, promises.
Short Drama For sale 20pp
2 readers love this script
The Christmas Coach
When a kindhearted veterinary technician housesits for her successful life coach sister, she conspires to help a young attorney rediscover his Christmas spirit after his job is threatened for being the office Grinch.
Feature Romance For sale 88pp