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SCRIPT 2: DOUBLE WEDDING

An Indian-American woman, who is an aspiring self-help writer, finds she needs help herself, when planning a Double Wedding with her Irish Catholic best friend to two Jewish brothers. When it comes to merging three cultures, fusion without confusion is doubly impossible and she starts to wish that she had never agreed to share her special day in the first place!

  • Chriselle Almeida
    Writer
    A MInority Reports
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Number of Pages:
    106
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Breakthrough Reading Series
    Hollywood, California
    September 28, 2022
    Selected Script, Staged Reading
Writer Biography - Chriselle Almeida

BIO:
Chriselle is a host of the Podcast “Write On! With Chriselle Almeida” that features her own scripted fictional writing. It airs on Rukus Avenue Radio in partnership with I Heart Radio.

CHRISELLE ALMEIDA was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She has a BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut and received a full scholarship towards her MFA in Acting from UCLA. Chriselle has primarily worked as an actor. Career highlights include The Big Bang Theory, Sex and the City 2, The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, Shameless, and most recently, Never Have I Ever.

SCREENPLAYS:
1.SHAKESPEARE'S HEROINES AT THE GYNECOLOGIST
Short Film/One Act Play
"A gynecologist’s office manned by Viola with visits from Shakespeare’s tragic women, each with their own issues."
ACCOLADES:
*Open-Door Playhouse, Podcast, Produced, 2022
*Coverfly, The Red List, #7 Comedy Short, Jan 2022
*ScreenCraft Film Fund, Quarter Finalist, 2022
*Table Read My Screenplay Competition, Austin Film Festival, Top 10 Finalist, 2021
*New York Script Awards, Best First-Time Screen Writer Short, Winner, 2021
*Tuesday@9 LA, Selected Script, Staged Reading, 2021
*Goa Short Film Festival, India, Official Selection, 2021
*Arkadia Studio Screenwriting Contest, Finalist, 2021
*Festival Angaelica, Pasadena, Featured Script, 2021
*Noble International Film Festival, India, Selected Script, 2021
*Station House Reading Series, Hollywood, Zoom Reading, 2021
*Hollyshots Film Festival, Hollywood, Script Semi-Finalist, 2020
*UK Film Festival, London, Script Top 30 Finalist, 2020
*One Act Festival, The Theatre Project, Featured Playwright, 2020
*Pacific North West Playwrights Festival, Featured Playwright, 2020
*Breakthrough Reading Series, Hollywood, Staged Reading, 2019

2. KARMA IS A BITCH
TV Pilot Dramedy, 1 Hour
"Karma, our Indian-American protagonist, has a strong sense of justice and decides to open a Revenge for Hire Business. With her close friends and neighbors, all with their own special skill sets, this band of misfits comes together to take down the bad guys. With Karma's mysterious past, it seems like there may also be super powers involved."
*Tuesday@9 LA, Selected Script Reading, 2021
*Station House Reading Series, Hollywood, Zoom Reading, 2021
*Noble International Film Festival, India, Selected Script, 2021
*Hollywood Hills, Private Staged Reading, 2019

3.FLASHBACK HIGH
TV Pilot (1 Hour Single Cam Comedy)
"A brown woman in a Connecticut town, gets a second chance to live through high school when a wish she makes on New Year's Eve comes true."
*Noble International Film Festival, India, Selected Script, 2021
*Breakthrough Reading Series, Broadwater Theatre, Hollywood, Reading, 2022

4.SIBLINGS
TV Pilot Sitcom, 1/2 Hour, Multi Cam
"The lives of three grown sibling roommates are turned upside down when their traditional Indian mother, who is getting a divorce, decides to move in with them."
*Tuesday@9 LA/Fountain Theatre Hollywood, Selected Script, Staged Reading, 2022
*Noble International Film Festival, India, Selected Script, 2021
*Script Winner, Tagore International Film Festival, India, 2021
*Breakthrough Reading Series, Hollywood Reading, 2021


Chriselle is currently working on adapting the novel, "Skin" by the late author, Margaret Mascarenhas, a dark drama based on true past historic events blended with mythology from India and Africa.After her grandmother's stroke, Pagan, an American journalist and cross cultural hybrid, flies to Goa, India. As Pagan digs into her family history, she discovers, to her horror, that her ancestors made their fortune in the African slave trade. After centuries of these disturbing facts lying buried, Pagan uncovers her true identity AND the secrets of her heritage that lie under her skin. An engrossing tapestry of diasporic tales by women, spanning three continents and several generations, Skin ultimately tells the story of the magical bond between Mothers and Daughters.

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Writer Statement

As an actor of Indian- American decent, I was dissatisfied with the roles available for women of color even today. Therefore, with the goal of creating more content of better quality for artists that look like me, I started writing and producing with the goal of showcasing my own work, as well as encourage diversity and inclusion with others.