Dana's hour long sci-fi pilot script, "Solis," is an Austin Film Festival Second Rounder out of 9,487 script submissions!
"Solis," a 60 minute drama pilot written by Dana Brawer, is a quarterfinalist in this year's prestigious BlueCat Screenwriting Competition!
Here's a bit BlueCat's positive feedback:
"The use of exposition and inferences to convey the narrative are one of the primary aspects that make this script so strong. The ambience, characters and diegesis are conveyed through this, allowing the reader to fully immerse themselves in the world of the story... Furthermore, we have an interesting and complex protagonist, who has her own agency to do the right thing... She is witty, brave and makes it effortless to empathize with... Additionally, all of the characters are fully developed and their distinct personalities are conveyed through their behaviours, particularly Perez and they way he establishes his power over Ari. The dialogue also resembles realistic conversations that gives the characters an authentic dynamic and relationship."
"Legendary," a raunchy high school feature comedy script (SUPERBAD meets BROAD CITY), co-written with Sean Lee, received a positive write up from The Tracking Board and is now featured on their website! Check out their response below:
"A humorous take on the last days of senior year, and that last chance for glory, it’s a classic story about making your mark, this time told from a female perspective. The pacing is great, with the plot always pushing forward with increasingly ridiculous and hilarious situations. The jokes are consistent throughout the script, and each character has a distinct sense of humor that provides for a diversity of comedy, leaving something for everyone to enjoy. Two fantastic lead characters anchor this wild tale, and the depth and skill of their characterization is what makes the ending as cathartic and emotional as it is funny." -The Tracking Board
"Legendary," a raunchy high school comedy feature, written by Dana Brawer and Sean Lee, just won an Honorable Mention from The Tracking Board's Feature Competition out of the thousands of submitted scripts. Thank you, Tracking Board!
Two senior girls want to score tons of weed for their last high school party to cement their legacy, but their plans take a crazy and hilarious detour after they wind up scoring more than they can handle.
Please contact Dana Brawer if interested in reading.
"STEM and the City," a Sex and the City parody, just made the finals and won the award for 'Most Original' in the B~STEM Hall of Fame Films Competition!
The competition is about encouraging more women to enter STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math).
Watch the winning film below, made for literally zero dollars and shot in only four hours! (directed/edited by Dana)
The Red Card, the award-winning short written/directed/edited by Dana Brawer, is now available for free online!
Short horror film, Sweet Hollow, written/directed by Sean Lee and edited by Dana Brawer, won the Wes Craven Award of Excellence this weekend at the Catalina Film Festival. Thank you Catalina Film Festival and the Wes Craven family for this incredible honor and a fun weekend!
Signing Out had its US premiere at the Long Beach International Film Festival alongside countless other fantastic films. Check back soon for more "Signing Out" festival news.
Thank you, Film Courage, for the great press about SIGNING OUT!
"Many Same Sex Couples Today Endure Struggles Heterosexual Couples Don’t Face – SIGNING OUT – a Short LGBT Film by Adriana Leonard and Jenna Michno
About The Project – (see more here via SEED & SPARK)
Amy and Sarah unknowingly visit the same therapist years after their romantic relationship ends. Now, as young adults, they’re forced to come to terms with what actually happened, Amy fueled by hope and Sarah smothered by guilt. As they retell the experience of their first love from first kiss to final break-up, we see their love story unfold in reverse. Signing Out depicts how organically a relationship can start and end and the lasting impact a first love can have along the path to discovering oneself."
"What Dreams Mae Come," a short film that Dana directed/edited, was selected as a finalist in the B~STEM Hall of Fame Films Competition!
Finalists win a world premiere screening of their film at YouTube Space LA on March 31st, a Surface Pro Tablet provided by Microsoft and pitch meetings with top industry executives.
Films will be posted April 1st on B~STEM Projects' YouTube Channel.
A little ungraded sneak peak from my newest short film, Signing Out, written by/starring the amazingly talented Adriana Leonard and Jenna Michno. Thank you Madeline Berger, our also amazingly talented director of photography, and the rest of the cast and crew, for lending us your brains for the weekend!
FF2 called me their "Filmmaker to Watch," and in the interview, Jessica Perry and I discuss The Red Card, my inspiration as an artist, and what it's like being a young women in the film industry.
Be sure to check out The Red Card review, too. "With a compelling performance from Amber Collins-Ives as Sam, and a subtle yet strong social statement from Brawer, The Red Card deserves all the recognition it is earning on the festival circuit. Dana Brawer is definitely a filmmaker to watch, and I can’t wait to see what she does next!"