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Karl is a sad gay man who plays bassoon in a Community Orchestra. He hopes one day to direct this orchestra. This will probably never happen.

  • Colleen Elizabeth Miller
  • Project Type:
    Short Script, Television Script
  • Genres:
    Satire, comedy, shortfilm, pilot, comedy pilot, darkcomedy
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Red Dirt International Film Festival
    Stillwater, Oklahoma
    March 31, 2018
    Best Short Screenplay Winner
Writer Biography - Colleen Elizabeth Miller

Colleen is an Irish/Italian, thoroughly-bred, loudmouth Chicagoan. Her only legit credit is a B.F.A. in Acting from Northern Illinois University. In 2014 she decided to make a long, 18 day trek and she moved to Los Angeles. No, this was not to get away from the cold, but rather so she could pursue her dreams of becoming an even more pour, more self deprecating waitress.

Prior to moving to Los Angeles Colleen did NOT make her living acting, producing and designing SFX make-up for Indie Horror Films. She also did NOT make ANY money performing on the stage in productions such as the critically acclaimed CHERRYWOOD, directed by award winning director David Cromer, or performing improv/comedy in shows such as SISTER BERNIE’S BINGO BASH and JUSTICE IS SERVED.

Alas, however gratifying that had been for her, Colleen has always known her true calling is comedy and making movies, so here we are today. In her short time in L.A. Colleen has been featured on the television shows PART TIMERS, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, and MARRIED WITH SECRETS. She also is honing herself as a writer since no one is really good enough to write for her, unusualities. Check out her latest adventure SKY GAP on facebook.

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Writer Statement

KARL was written as a means to give me a way to play a character that i was born to play, The most important parts of this story are the characters and their larger-than-life personalities, which really come through in the writing. Karl's personality is based off of my father, but has so much of my own personal quirks and neurosis.

LGBT is a big part of the script too because my father is gay and that is the world i grew up in. However, since it is just a way of life for me, I wanted it to be such in the script. Not something that has to hit you in the face, it it just there, as it should be.