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Dana Brawer is a writer and director based in Los Angeles. She's currently a writer for Impact Theory's new comic book series Neon Future, produced by musician Steve Aoki.

 

 In 2017, her hour long original sci-fi pilot, “Solis,” was a Top 5 Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Competition, a quarterfinalist in the BlueCat Screenwriting competition, and a Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival. Her comedy feature, “Legendary,” was an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Tracking Board Screenwriting competition. In 2015, “The Red Card,” a short film she wrote, directed, and edited, was nominated for Best Short Film at the Female Eye Film Festival and won an Award of Merit, Special Mention at the Best Shorts Competition and a Platinum Remi Award from Worldfest-Houston. The short screened in over 10 international film festivals, including the Academy-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, and was a Vimeo staff pick for the Ladies with Lenses channel. “The Red Card” made its TV debut in 2016 on the Shorts HD channel. Dana's most recent short film, "Signing Out," that she directed/edited, was featured in DIVA Magazine this year. Dana has worked on various shows, including SyFy/Netflix's Nightflyers, Netflix’s Big Mouth, Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, Netflix’s Insatiable, and National Geographic’s Killing Reagan.

 

Recognition

  • Dana's hour long sci-fi pilot script, "Solis," was a BlueCat Screenplay Competition Semifinalist, Austin Film Festival Second Rounder, and Final Draft Big Break Competition Top 5 Finalist, 2017

  • Dana's feature length script "Legendary" (co-written with Sean Lee) won an Honorable Mention in The Tracking Board's Feature Competition, 2017

  • Dana's short films What Dreams Mae Come and STEM and the City were winners two years in a row for the B~STEM Hall of Fame Films Competition, 2016 & 2017

  • Dana Brawer won 'Best Editor' in The Monthly Film Festival for her work on Sweet Hollow, 2016

  • The Red Card was nominated for Best Short Film in the Female Eye Film Festival, 2015

  • The Red Card won an Award of Merit in the IndieFEST Film Awards, 2015

  • The Red Card won an Award of Merit - Special Mention in Best Shorts Competition, 2015

  • The Red Card won a Platinum Remi Award in Worldfest-Houston, 2015

  • Lullaby premiered as a finalist in the Catskill Mountains Film Festival, 2014

  • Short musical Hold Me Tight was selected for a NYU Showcase of exemplary work, 2012

  • Short documentary Howard's Hops was an official selection of the Los Angeles Film Festival, 2010