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Samantha, a functioning schizophrenic, struggles to maintain her sanity in the status-conscious City of Angels. It doesn't help that she talks to lamps.

  • Sunah Bilsted
    Writer
    #twitterkills (short film)
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Number of Pages:
    33
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Writer Biography - Sunah Bilsted

An immigrant raised on The Lower East Side of New York City, after surviving public school, actual seasons, and hippie parents, Sunah Bilsted now livesdrivescries in Los Angeles.

Her first short film #twitterkills, which she wrote, produced, and starred in, won multiple awards on the festival circuit, including “Best of The Fest” at Palm Springs Shorts Fest 2014 and “Best Short Comedy” at HollyShorts 2014.

In addition to regularly writing and pitching original pilot and feature scripts, Sunah works as a freelance writer with Production Companies like Brim & Brew (LA), Team (NYC) and Meeting House TV (NYC), among others. Sunah has essays published online by Love.tv, and shares personal pieces on Medium. TV joke writing/performing credits include networks such as TRUTV, AXS TV, and Playboy TV.

Sunah has starred in national television campaigns for companies such as IBM, Honda, McDonald’s, and Amazon. Notable TV acting credits include Corporate on Comedy Central, Party Down on Starz and Hung on HBO. Film credits include The Angriest Man in Brooklyn opposite the late Robin Williams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, Happythankyoumoreplease, directed by Josh Radnor, and The Brightest Star, directed by Maggie Kiley.

As a comic, she holds a monthly residency at The World Famous Comedy Store with a show called The C Word show, as well as weekly performances at a multitude of venues throughout Los Angeles. She has toured the globe, with Armed Forces Entertainment, and headlined the 2012 and 2014 Charleston Comedy Festival.

As an alumna of The Upright Citizens Brigade and IO West, Sunah uses her background in improv to bring a fresh, dynamic presence to the stage and to the page. Her comedy has been described as honest, personal, witty, and absurd. And life changing, of course.

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Writer Statement

I write about things I love, hate, don’t understand, find funny, devastating, and deadly. I’m obsessed with subtext, secrets, and the illusions that we cling to for dear life. I write what I know and what I want to know. I often wonder what drives me, or any of us really, to write stories, to recreate the lives we live, see, and imagine. Entertainment should not only provide an escape for the viewer, it should provide a universal familiarity, it should provoke a both a sense of longing and belonging, foster vulnerability, and hopefully, some beautiful all the way to the bones laughter.