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Brandi Self

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Brandi Self
Los Angeles, United States

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

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). 

Since then, I’ve written numerous features, shorts, and pilots, some of which have been optioned and/or placed in prestigious contests. 

Seeking representation and insightful producers and directors who aren't afraid of the bizarre. 

B. Self

writerbself@yahoo.com

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Scripts By Brandi

Swell
A dejected teenager struggles to escape her off-kilter family whose lives are filled with atomic bomb drills, oppressive rules and addiction in 1950s suburbia.
Feature Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller For sale 112pp
1 reader loves this script
Sinkhole
A hapless, well-meaning buffoon begins to question his small-town life and decides to get a pool over fixing the house, resulting in him falling through a sinkhole into another dimension where things are deceivingly better.
Feature Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy For sale 101pp
A Happy Lie
A homophobic man arrives home to find himself in a gay marriage.
Short Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance Under Option 11pp
The Apartment
A technology obsessed couple show up to their sublet in a new city, but soon notice that something about the apartment is terribly off-putting.
Short Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller Available for Free 11pp
3 readers love this script
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 Available for Free 13pp
2 readers love this script
Mabel
An eerie tale of a young man who struggles to keep up with his girlfriend who keeps disappearing at the most inopportune times.
Short Drama, Fantasy Available for Free 10pp
1 reader loves this script
The 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 Available for Free 8pp
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 Available for Free 12pp
Day Care
A cantankerous toddler learns about love, death, and loss when he visits daycare for the first time.
Short Animation, Drama, Mystery, Romance Available for Free 8pp
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 5pp
3 readers love this script