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Curls (screenplay)

A vulnerable little girl perceives her curly hair as ugly and that straight hair means beautiful, must summon the courage to embrace her hair and accept her true self in order to be happy.​​

  • Sharon M Contillo
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • RI State Council on the Arts
    July 17, 2019
    Film Grant
  • Wood's Hole Screenwriting Competition
    Woodshole, MA
    May 14, 2010
    Honorable mention
  • Writer's Digest
    March 24, 2008
    Honorable mention
  • IBM Short story competition
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    May 27, 2012
    First Place
  • SENE
    New London, CT
    November 22, 2015
    3rd Place
Writer Biography - Sharon M Contillo

Producer / Director / Writer – Sharon Contillo
Sharon Contillo is the founder of Middle Center Productions, LLC, where she focuses on female and family centric stories, films, books, and productions. Sharon writes, directs and produces films and stories with female leads of all ages and within all genres. She is focused on the underrepresented to give them a platform to be seen and heard.

Sharon is a screenwriter, executive producer, director, actor, and author. She has won the following awards:

• Writer’s Digest Honorable Mention out of 19,000 scripts for her feature political drama, Madam President
• Wood’s Hole Festival Honorable Mention for her feature dark comedy, Sandwitched
• Sene third place for her feature animation film and book called The Little Christmas Ornament
• IBM Technical short competition first place for her short film called Sign
• The 2019 IBM Master Story Teller Award and Ambassador

Sharon served as the writer, director, producer and starred in four IBM TRADE SHOW COMMERCIALS that have been shown around the world a trade show conferences. Most recently she Executive Produced JACK GOES HOME, (directed by Thomas Dekker and starring Britt Robertson, Rory Culkin & Natasha Lyonne). She is the author of the youth chapter book, THE LITTLE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT and the writer, director of its animated trailer. She is currently in pre-production for the making of the animated feature, THE LITTLE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT.

Among her other writings, Sharon has written a total for seven features that expand genres including horror, political drama, romantic comedy, family comedy, science fiction and animation as well as nine shorts.

Sharon has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island. She studied filmmaking and writing at the New York Film Academy and ScreenwritingU.

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Writer Statement

This short film sheds light on a global crisis to stop the endless unrealistic images our girls see in media and advertising. My goal is to give girls a positive outlet for inspiration. Although this story is about hair, it’s not only about hair. It’s about being body confident and embracing your true you. While many younger girls may not understand body image or eating disorders yet, they will relate to stories about their hair. My daughter knew at 5 yrs. old that straight hair was desirable and covered her head with a lime green book sock to make believe she had straight hair.