Andrea Zastrow | Script Revolution
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Andrea Zastrow
Wausau, United States

Greetings from Wausau, Wisconsin! A former proofreader, my life in script terms is firmly in the meaty, challenging second act. A North Central Wisconsin transplant from Iowa, the new isolation inspired me to pen a story that had ruminated inside me for over a decade, which stoked my creative spirit. It’s been an exciting journey! 

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 and always up for an adventure, if anyone needs an extra hand when filming in my general vicinity (or possibly in Eastern Iowa, where I have family), reach out to me. I was the Script Supervisor for a short film shot in Iowa and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of helping another creative with their vision. (We met in person for the first time on the first day of shooting; networking works!) 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)

  • 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 but could be set in any U.S. city in the Midwest with a large university and hospital)

  • 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 – location flexible)

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

Accolades

Stage 32 - Recommended Writer

Awards

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

Endorsements

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 ten years prior, he must welcome the girl into his family and help her cope with her mother’s impending death.
Feature Drama For sale 113pp
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25%
8 readers love this script
Parallel Proposals
Wedding tensions escalate when a high-strung perfectionist comes unglued after realizing her future son-in-law is the son of her cocky, cheating ex-husband—a hunky widower whose return to her life guarantees hijinks and headaches.
Feature Comedy, Drama, Romance For sale 113pp
Stage 32 - Recommended
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25%
4 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
3 readers love this script
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