Private Project

Death Deer

Death Deer, a character driven half-hour supernatural thriller follows June, a bisexual woman, and her friends as they shape the fate of Bucks Hollow: a sleepy woodland town where a sinister cult dedicated to the goddess Artemis takes control of the citizens one transformation at a time.

  • Grace Hannoy
    When We Grow Up
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
Writer Biography - Grace Hannoy

Grace Hannoy is an award-winning New York based queer, female actor/writer/producer. She received her B.F.A. in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from which she graduated with honors. She produced, wrote, and acted in her feature film, When We Grow Up, which has travelled to eight film festivals throughout the United States, and is now available on Amazon’s Prime Video. Grace made When We Grow Up with an entirely female crew, and is dedicated to creating opportunities for women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community in all of her work. She is set to produce a short film and a web-series in the Spring of 2020. She is also a yoga teacher, poet, and avid binge-watcher of streaming TV.

Add Writer Biography
Writer Statement

I’m passionate about creating stories that allow underrepresented groups of people to exist as multidimensional, complex human beings. Death Deer gives audiences the opportunity to see women who are both loving and murderous, sweet and sultry, good and unabashedly evil. The current landscape of television often sidelines these contradictions in favor of archetypal dichotomies. I aim to obliterate the binary structure we’ve come to rely on in character development, and in doing so provide underrepresented groups with characters who actually remind them of themselves. It is important to show diverse multifaceted women in relationship to one another, to show us fighting for something in our own way, to show us facing the worst and finding the way out. I want to showcase queer relationships without tokenizing them. I want to see morally complicated women without flatly vilifying them. I believe that this story provides representation that audiences crave, and it manages to do so in an exciting and entrancing way. As a bisexual woman lacking in mainstream representation, every time I see the tiniest ping of bisexuality on screen, my heart swells. The pilot I have written provides opportunities for both performance and representation of the LGBTQIA community. This show is perfectly timed to ride alongside the swelling wave of queer support in entertainment. I would be grateful for the opportunity to develop a story that breathes life into characters that bring joy to their counterparts on the other side of the screen.