Gena

the screenwriter

ANGELA’S DECISION
Screenwriter and co-producer

Writer Gena Ellis
Director Mat King
Producer by Kate Croser 
Producer by Mat King
Co-producer Gena Ellis
DOP Aaron Gully
Composer Christopher Slaski
Composer & Vocals Liam Gerner

Starring Rhiannon Owen and Xavier Samuel
Featuring Carmel Johnson, Sarah Brokensha,
Patrick Graham, Stephen Degenaro







Available Screenplays


A Chicago North Shore transplant and empty nester realizes she never fit into that privileged life as her eyes are opened to the city's homeless problem and her husband’s political ambitions, prompting her to return to her roots in this light drama. Adapted from my BBC award-winning radio play.

RECLAIMED- TV Pilot

A wounded army veteran returns home and teams up with an underemployed millennial to find her missing niece and they find more than they bargained for, untangling a web where even well meaning locals do what it takes to save their family in this coal country thriller. 2018 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Quarterfinalist.

A humble prison-keeper’s daughter falls in love with a falsely imprisoned war hero while helping him secretly grow the impossible black tulip and secretly learning new skill for herself and ends up saving them all in this witty, romantic period drama adapted from Alexandre Dumas' The Black Tulip. 


Top Five Script, Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival 2020; Quarterfinalist, 2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting; Quarterfinalist, 2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship; Nice International Film Festival 2019; London International Filmmakers Festival 2018 (Winner); Amsterdam Film Festival 2018 (Finalist); TinselTown Productions Contest 2017 (Second); Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017 (Semi-finalist); Female Eye Film Festival Toronto 2016 (Second/Live Read); Richmond International Film Festival 2017 (Semi-finalist); Williamsburg International Film Festival 2017 (Semi-finalist); Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival; Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (Finalist); Honolulu Film Festival (Finalist); Scriptapalooza (Semi-finalist)




ROSA AND THE BLACK TULIP

Australian film. Perfect for film students

Defined by Australia’s beautiful but desolate landscape and her bleak future after waiting for her boyfriend to return home from the army, Angela makes decisions that will alter her life forever. Adapted from Gena’s short story, Billy’s Return.

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (Second); Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival (Gold); Tupelo Film Festival (Winner: Best of Show); Australian Cinematographers Society (Gold); FilmMakers' American Gem (Top 25); Phoenix Film Festival; Garden State Film Festival (Music Finalist); George Lindsey Film Festival (Second); Niche Music and Film Festival; Bennie Kent Film Festival (Winner); University of Oklahoma Showcase. 




     



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Screenplays are my first love. Seriously. Since I was a teen. Read my book. Award-winning features and TV pilots, plus a podcast. Writing a script is like my natural state of mind. Dramas to romantic comedies.. Adaptation is my second love- novel, short story and radio drama. I love mining nuggets from the main source and giving the story a new life. Nothing like seeing characters given life on screen and on stage with a Live Read.

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Producers-
DIRECTORS

FEATURE

PRODUCERS -
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AWARDS

Feature, Pilot, Podcast

Gena

the screenwriter

ANGELA’S DECISION
Screenwriter and co-producer

Written by Gena Ellis
Directed by Mat King
Directed and Produced by Mat King
Produced by Kate Croser 
Co-producer (uncredited) Gena Ellis
Composer: Christopher Slaski
Music, lyrics, performed by: Liam Gerner

Starring Rhiannon Owen and Xavier Samuel
Carmel Johnson, Sarah Brokensha,
Patrick Graham, Stephen Degenaro







Available Screenplays


A Chicago North Shore transplant and empty nester realizes she never fit into that privileged life as her eyes are opened to the city's homeless problem and her husband’s political ambitions, prompting her to return to her roots in this light drama. Adapted from my BBC award-winning radio play.

OUT OF SIGHT- FEATURE, TV PILOT, PODCAST

RECLAIMED- TV Pilot

A wounded army veteran returns home and teams up with an underemployed millennial to find her missing niece and they find more than they bargained for, untangling a web where even well meaning locals do what it takes to save their family in this coal country thriller. ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Quarterfinalist.

A humble prison-keeper’s daughter falls in love with a falsely imprisoned war hero while helping him secretly grow the impossible black tulip and secretly learning new skill for herself and ends up saving them all in this witty, romantic period drama adapted from Alexandre Dumas' The Black Tulip. 

Quarterfinalist, 2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship; Nice International Film Festival 2019; London International Filmmakers Festival 2018 (Winner); Amsterdam Film Festival 2018 (Finalist); TinselTown Productions Contest 2017 (Second); Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017 (Semi-finalist); Female Eye Film Festival Toronto 2016 (Second/Live Read); Richmond International Film Festival 2017 (Semi-finalist); Williamsburg International Film Festival 2017 (Semi-finalist); Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival; Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (Finalist); Honolulu Film Festival (Finalist); Scriptapalooza (Semi-finalist); 



ROSA AND THE BLACK TULIP - FEATURE

Love, Homestyle

A woman in search of success in the big city returns home for a family reunion at her family's farm and unexpectedly finds love with a successful ad executive who took a wrong turn and is mistaken for her fiancé in this family friendly, romcom. MOW available.  
Houston Writers’ League (Finalist); Austin Film Festival (Semi-finalist); OWFI (Second)


Christmas Romantic Comedy- Feature and MOW, family friendly
A rising business woman must convince the town known for making the Christmas Village pieces to sell out to her boss to get her promotion, but instead she ends up finding her Christmas spirit, and love, thanks to the founder's grandson.
-Finalist, Moondance Film Festival
-Semifinalist, Scriptapalooza


Pieces of Christmas

Living in the middle of Australia's desolate landscape, Angela has been waiting all her life. Waiting for her boyfriend to return from the army and marry her, waiting for her mother to sober up, waiting for her life to begin. On the return of her boyfriend Will, Angela looks around at her bleak surroundings, her friends desperate lives and Angela makes a decision that will change her life forever.

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (Second); Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival (Gold); Tupelo Film Festival (Winner: Best of Show); Australian Cinematographers Society (Gold); FilmMakers' American Gem (Top 25); Phoenix Film Festival; Garden State Film Festival (Music Finalist); George Lindsey Film Festival (Second); Niche Music and Film Festival; Bennie Kent Film Festival (Winner); University of Oklahoma Showcase. 




     



View on Amazon Prime

Screenplays are my first love. Seriously. Since I was a teen. Read my book. Award-winning features and TV pilots, plus a podcast. Writing a script is like my natural state of mind. Dramas to romantic comedies to thrillers. Adaptation is my second love- novel, short story and radio drama. I love mining nuggets from the main source and giving the story a new life, like my produced script, Angela’s Decision. Nothing like seeing characters given life on screen and on stage with a Live Read.

Attn:
Producers-
DIRECTORS

FEATURE

FEATURE

PRODUCERS -
You can download & read the synopsis of all of these screenplays at www.inktip.com. 


Romantic Comedies

Love, Homestyle

A woman in search of success in the big city returns home for a family reunion at her family's farm and unexpectedly finds love with a successful ad executive who took a wrong turn and is mistaken for her fiancé in this family friendly, romcom. OWFI (Second); Houston Writers’ League (Finalist); Austin Film Festival (Semi-finalist)


A rising business woman must convince the town known for making the Christmas Village pieces to sell out to her boss to get her promotion, but instead she ends up finding her Christmas spirit, and love, thanks to the founder's grandson. Family friendly. Moondance Film Festival (Finalist); Scriptapalooza (Semi-finalist)


Pieces of Christmas

FEATURE

Romantic Comedies

Gena

the screenwriter

ANGELA’S DECISION
Screenwriter and co-producer

Written by Gena Ellis
Directed by Mat King
Directed and Produced by Mat King
Produced by Kate Croser 
Co-producer (uncredited) Gena Ellis
Composer: Christopher Slaski
Music, lyrics, performed by: Liam Gerner

Starring Rhiannon Owen and Xavier Samuel
Carmel Johnson, Sarah Brokensha,
Patrick Graham, Stephen Degenaro







Available Screenplays


A Chicago North Shore transplant and empty nester realizes she never fit into that privileged life as her eyes are opened to the city's homeless problem and her husband’s political ambitions, prompting her to return to her roots in this light drama. Adapted from my BBC award-winning radio play.

OUT OF SIGHT- FEATURE, TV PILOT, PODCAST

RECLAIMED- TV Pilot

A wounded army veteran returns home and teams up with an underemployed millennial to find her missing niece and they find more than they bargained for, untangling a web where even well meaning locals do what it takes to save their family in this coal country thriller. ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Quarterfinalist.

A humble prison-keeper’s daughter falls in love with a falsely imprisoned war hero while helping him secretly grow the impossible black tulip and secretly learning new skill for herself and ends up saving them all in this witty, romantic period drama adapted from Alexandre Dumas' The Black Tulip. 

Quarterfinalist, 2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship; Nice International Film Festival 2019; London International Filmmakers Festival 2018 (Winner); Amsterdam Film Festival 2018 (Finalist); TinselTown Productions Contest 2017 (Second); Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017 (Semi-finalist); Female Eye Film Festival Toronto 2016 (Second/Live Read); Richmond International Film Festival 2017 (Semi-finalist); Williamsburg International Film Festival 2017 (Semi-finalist); Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival; Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (Finalist); Honolulu Film Festival (Finalist); Scriptapalooza (Semi-finalist); 



ROSA AND THE BLACK TULIP - FEATURE

Love, Homestyle

A woman in search of success in the big city returns home for a family reunion at her family's farm and unexpectedly finds love with a successful ad executive who took a wrong turn and is mistaken for her fiancé in this family friendly, romcom. MOW available.  
Houston Writers’ League (Finalist); Austin Film Festival (Semi-finalist); OWFI (Second)


Christmas Romantic Comedy- Feature and MOW, family friendly
A rising business woman must convince the town known for making the Christmas Village pieces to sell out to her boss to get her promotion, but instead she ends up finding her Christmas spirit, and love, thanks to the founder's grandson.
-Finalist, Moondance Film Festival
-Semifinalist, Scriptapalooza


Pieces of Christmas

Living in the middle of Australia's desolate landscape, Angela has been waiting all her life. Waiting for her boyfriend to return from the army and marry her, waiting for her mother to sober up, waiting for her life to begin. On the return of her boyfriend Will, Angela looks around at her bleak surroundings, her friends desperate lives and Angela makes a decision that will change her life forever.

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (Second); Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival (Gold); Tupelo Film Festival (Winner: Best of Show); Australian Cinematographers Society (Gold); FilmMakers' American Gem (Top 25); Phoenix Film Festival; Garden State Film Festival (Music Finalist); George Lindsey Film Festival (Second); Niche Music and Film Festival; Bennie Kent Film Festival (Winner); University of Oklahoma Showcase. 




     



View on Amazon Prime

Screenplays are my first love. Seriously. Since I was a teen. Read my book. Award-winning features and TV pilots, plus a podcast. Writing a script is like my natural state of mind. Dramas to romantic comedies to thrillers. Adaptation is my second love- novel, short story and radio drama. I love mining nuggets from the main source and giving the story a new life, like my produced script, Angela’s Decision. Nothing like seeing characters given life on screen and on stage with a Live Read.

Attn:
Producers-
DIRECTORS

FEATURE

FEATURE

PRODUCERS -
You can download & read the synopsis of all of these screenplays at www.inktip.com. 


Romantic Comedies

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