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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

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
18 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
10 readers love this script
Read Review by Linda Hullinger
Bride To Be
An anxious bride to be gets some last-minute adjustments made to her wedding gown.
Short Drama, Fantasy For sale 3pp
8 readers love this script
Read Review by Caroline Rovello
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 Produced 13pp
7 readers love this script
Read Review by J.B. Storey
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
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
7 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 Under Option 8pp
6 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 For sale 10pp
3 readers love this script

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