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Grace Melon is an actor, screenwriter and producer based in Los Angeles. She began her acting career at the age of 13 after signing with Gray Talent Group. Since then, she has performed at over a dozen Chicago theaters. Grace made her feature film debut in 2014 when she was cast in Stephen Cone's critically acclaimed movie, "Henry Gamble's Birthday Party." Shortly after, she began writing her own screenplays.
Grace's first short film, "Bath Salt," premiered at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival and was deemed a finalist by USA Film Festival International Shorts Competition. Grace's second short, "Purgatory," has been officially selected by 12 film festivals across the globe. The film won the Festival Director Award at Toronto Independent Film Festival and placed 3rd for Best Drama Comedy Short at The Indie Gathering Film Festival. "Purgatory" is still making the festival circuit.
"When The Wolf Comes Home" is Grace's first feature length screenplay. She and director Nadyja von Ebers are anxious to make this independent movie with the help of funding resources and an independent film producer.
Official Selection
Purgatory
Oregon Short Film Festival
The Dalles, Oregon
2021
Third Place Short Drama-Comedy/Nomination For Best Cinematography
Purgatory
The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
2021
Official Selection
Purgatory
Cayenne Short Film Festival
New York, New York
2020
Official Selection
Purgatory
San Francisco Independent Short Film Festival
San Francisco, California
2020
Festival Director Award
Purgatory
Toronto Independent Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
2020
Official Selection
Purgatory
Last Frame Film Club: Queer Womxn Fest
London, England
2020
Official Selection
Bath Salt
Women of the Now Anniversary Showcase
Chicago, Illinois
2018
Official Selection
Bath Salt
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2017
Finalist
Purgatory
Prague International Monthly Film Festival
Prague, Czechia
Official Selection
Purgatory
Montreal Independent Film Festival
Montreal, Quebec
Official Selection (Screenplay)
Purgatory
LA: Unders The Stars Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Official Selection (Screenplay)
Purgatory
Four Corners Film Festival
Farmington, New Mexico
Official Selection (Screenplay)
Purgatory
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Rome, Lazio
Best Short Screenplay
Purgatory
Chicago Genre Screenplay Competition
Chicago, Illinois
Nominated for Best Dark Comedy
Purgatory
Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles, California
Award of Merit
Bath Salt
Awareness Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Finalist
Bath Salt
USA Film Festival
Dallas, Texas
Award of Merit
Bath Salt
Best Shorts Competition
La Jolla, California
College
Roosevelt University
Elementary Education
20182021
High School
Chicago Academy for the Arts
Theatre
20132015
Birth Date
June 6, 1996
Birth City
Chicago, IL
Current City
Los Angeles, CA
Hometown
Oak Park, IL
Height
5'3"
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
White
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Gemini
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