Melanie (she/they) is a writer, filmmaker, and actor based in Los Angeles. Her latest short, DRESS CODE, was just released on Vimeo in partnership with NoBudge. Watch & read her interview with NoBudge HERE

 

DRESS CODE (Official Selection NewFest), follows an introverted poetry student who experiments with her image. It features the iconic Lauren Lane (THE NANNY) and was described as "an invitation for the audience to think through the literal performance of gender" by Honeysuckle Magazine. Melanie wrote, directed, and starred as an anxious comedian in her debut short CHOKE ARTIST (Official Selection Lighthouse International Film Festival). 

Melanie is the co-writer of BROOKLYN NO-NAMES, Best Script winner of the 2018 SheNYC Summer Theater Festival Off-Broadway. She starred in the production with co-writer Marisa Jones. Melanie is an alum of Joan Scheckel's Filmmaking Series (Action Lab). She graduated Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Acting from Texas State University, where her love for playwriting emerged. Her play, BURNING AND DODGING, was produced in the Texas State Playwright's Lab 2015. Her latest projects are the CHOKE ARTIST half-hour teleplay and, currently, a feature drama about navigating boundaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Arin Sang-urai

2010 - present

2010 - present