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Brandi Self
Los Angeles, United States

Produced, Award-Winning Screenwriter 

I create surreal, carefully constructed stories that dissect love, morality, oppression, identity, alienation, and stagnation by catapulting characters into sometimes absurdly juxtaposed worlds where they must use self-examination as a tool for escape and redemption. 

 

Influences: 

Rod Serling/Twilight Zone

Charlie Kaufman 

David Lynch

Franz Kafka

 

Background:

I guess it all began with me hanging out of the back of a moving van as I threw raw meat to an angry grizzly bear, hoping the cameraman could get the perfect shot. Yeah, I started in production, reality television to be exact. But, it wasn’t all bad, I got to party with rock stars, shoot guns off with bikini girls in the mountains, and even got to stand in as a prostitute monkey, while the real monkey sat in her air-conditioned trailer, watching tv. 

After years of that, I decided to move back into development, which was a lot tamer, but exciting in other ways. I got to be creative! They liked my ideas! And I was reading tons of scripts and giving coverage. 

But, no matter what my preoccupations, I was writing. At night, on the weekends, in my car on a break… I wrote. I spent hours, days, years honing my craft in the hopes of producing something different, something that would make people think (and maybe even give them a chuckle). 

I love hearing from insightful producers and directors. Feel free to contact me regarding any of my scripts. Let's get some movies made! 

 

B. Self

writerbself@yahoo.com

Awards

Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25% for
Sinkhole
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25% for
Swell

Scripts By Brandi

Mabel
A depressed young man struggles to keep up with his girlfriend who keeps disappearing at the most inopportune times.
Short Drama, Fantasy Produced 9pp
17 readers love this script
Strayed
A sullen little girl spots her mother stuffing a suspicious bag into a trash bin soon after her dog goes missing.
Short Drama Produced 4pp
9 readers love this script
Read Review by Linda Hullinger
The Apartment
A couple caught up in the whirlwind of technology check into their sublet only to find they can’t connect.
Short Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery For sale 12pp
7 readers love this script
Read Review by Linda Hullinger
Cul-de-sac
A couple of city dwellers move to the suburbs and are bombarded by their hyperactive neighbors who aggressively try to get them to try a strange, new health product.
Short Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi Under Option 13pp
7 readers love this script
Read Review by J.B. Storey
Bride To Be
An anxious bride to be gets some last-minute adjustments made to her wedding gown.
Short Drama, Fantasy Under Option 3pp
7 readers love this script
Read Review by Caroline Rovello
Quandary
A thirty year old slacker wakes up in an unfamiliar house and assumes it’s another drunken one-night stand, until he discovers that the others trapped in the house don’t know how they got there either.
Short Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 12pp
6 readers love this script
Day Care
A cantankerous toddler learns about love, death, and loss when he visits day care for the first time.
Short Drama, Mystery, Romance For sale 8pp
5 readers love this script
Cubicle Jockeys
An anxious employee organizes a strike after a series of stress-related deaths take out his co-workers and his boss pees on his shoe.
Short Comedy For sale 14pp
4 readers love this script
Three for Tea
After dying in a high pursuit car chase, a brash woman finds that she has become one of three imaginary friends to a seven-year-old girl.
Short Comedy, Fantasy, Horror For sale 11pp
4 readers love this script
Bargain Store
A disgruntled small-town bargain store worker meets a soldier who encourages her to stand up to her perverted boss.
Short Drama, Fantasy Under Option 10pp
3 readers love this script

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