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Hand Twins

Years after an Irish exit, a celebrity gossip writer begrudgingly returns to her suffocatingly small Arkansas hometown determined to locate the missing ashes of her late father. Along her journey, she unexpectedly crosses paths with her severely damaged ex-boyfriend, unraveling a web of buried secrets and lingering heartaches, which force her to confront the tumultuous past that she fought so hard to escape.

  • Macee Binns
    Hand Twins, Row 28, Now Boarding, Candi With An I, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2017
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    Drama, Dark comedy, Romantic adventure, Comedy, Dramatic Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Adventure Drama, Coming Of Age, Romantic Drama
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    United States
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  • 2022 California Women's Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    June 30, 2024
    Winner | Best Feature Screenplay
  • 2022 First Women Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    April 1, 2023
    Winner | Best Feature Screenplay
  • 2022 Venus Community Awards
    Los Angeles
    May 1, 2023
    Winner | Best Feature Screenplay
  • 2022 Fall ScreenCraft Film Fund w/ Mark Duplass
    Los Angeles
    June 1, 2023
    Semi-Finalist | Best Screenplay
  • 2022 Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles
    August 1, 2022
    Semi-Finalist | Best Drama Screenplay
  • 2021 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles
    September 30, 2022
    Semi-Finalist | Best Feature Screenplay
  • 2021 Scriptation Showcase Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles
    October 18, 2022
    Semi-Finalist | Best Drama Screenplay
  • 2022 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles
    August 1, 2022
    Quarter Finalist | Best Feature Screenplay
  • 2022 Richmond International Film Festival
    Richmond, VA
    March 10, 2022
    Quarter Finalist | Best Feature Screenplay
  • 2022 Creative World Awards
    Los Angeles
    August 1, 2022
    Preliminary Finalist | Best Drama Screenplay
  • 2023 Cannes Film Awards
    Cannes, France
    December 1, 2021
    Official Selection & Annual Distribution List| Best Feature Screenplay
  • 2022 LA Indies Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 1, 2021
    Honorable Mention & Official Selection | Best Screenplay
  • 2022 Andromeda Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    April 1, 2020
    Jury Special Selection | Best Screenplay
  • 2022 Miami Indie Film Awards
    January 25, 2020
    Official Selection | Best Unproduced Screenplay
  • 2022 Toronto International Women Film Festival
    January 27, 2020
    Official Selection | Best Unproduced Screenplay
  • 2021 Toronto Film & Script Awards
    December 1, 2020
    Official Selection | Best Screenplay
Writer Biography - Macee Binns

Meet Macee Binns – a fireball and a true jack-of-all-trades in the entertainment industry. Originally hailing from the heart of Little Rock, Arkansas, Macee embarked on her journey to Los Angeles in 2010 in order to pursue a career in entertainment media and further her education in the creative arts. Since relocating to Hollywood, Macee has become known for her work as an award-winning Playwright, Screenwriter, Journalist, and Casting Director with an extensive background of accomplishments in film, television, stage productions, commercials, print, and viral content.

During her former acting days, Macee could be seen lighting up the big screen in cult classics like FDR: American Badass!, American Ultra, and she was best known for playing News Reporter Sandy Killings in the feature film Miles Away. Macee also graced the small screen in several popular TV shows, including 2 Broke Girls, Men of a Certain Age, The Doctors, and Luck. She was cast in a sketch with actor Andy Samberg on the television show Comedy Bang! Bang! and she left an indelible mark in the realm of unexplained mysteries when she appeared in multiple episodes of Hangar 1: The UFO Files, now streaming in the Top 10 on Netflix and on The History Channel.

In the world of casting, Macee’s eye for talent and her ability to connect with people on a raw, authentic level has made her a highly sought-after Casting Director at Tiffany Company Casting for the past 8 years, where she has brought more than 300 commercials, films, reality television shows, documentaries, music videos, game shows, and print campaigns to life for top clients such as Nike, Facebook, Google, H&M, Starbucks, Disney, Walmart, Apple, and Verizon. Macee has won 3 Cannes Lion Grand Prix advertising awards for her work on the Mastercard “True Name” campaign, the Microsoft Xbox “We All Win” Super Bowl campaign, and the Ad Council “Generation Lockdown” campaign with Tiffany Company Casting. She also worked on the Ad Council “Love Has No Labels” campaign at TCC, which received a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial. Thanks to all of her casting accolades, Macee was invited to become a member of the Commercial Casting Directors Association of Los Angeles, where she is recognized among some of the most elite Casting Directors in the industry. For a complete list of her casting credits, please visit the Tiffany Company Casting Website.

Macee’s written word is as powerful as her on-screen accomplishments and the area where her true passion shines. She is known as an accomplished author, playwright, screenwriter, and journalist who has WON countless awards for her plays, screenplays, articles, and short stories. Her crowning achievement, the female-led romantic dramedy script, Hand Twins, awed judges when it WON awards for Best Feature Screenplay at the prestigious 2022 California Women’s Film Festival, the 2022 First Women Film Festival, and the 2022 Venus Community Awards, out of hundreds of entries submitted from around the world. But it didn’t stop there – the unproduced script also placed as a Semi-Finalist at the 2021 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards, the 2021 Scriptation Showcase Script Competition, and the 2022 Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards. Notably, the award-winning feature film script continued to make waves when it received Quarter Finalist Titles at the acclaimed 2022 Richmond International Film Festival and the 2022 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition. Hand Twins, proceeded to secure a Preliminary Finalist spot at the 2022 Creative World Awards, and it continued to gain recognition with those in the industry, when the screenplay became one of the select few scripts to be passed on to the Semi-Finals at the 2022 ScreenCraft Film Fund Feature Competition with Mark Duplass. Additionally, Hand Twins received Official Selection Nominations for Best Feature Film Script at the 2021 Miami Indie Film Awards, the 2021 Toronto Film and Script Awards in association with Toronto Film Magazine, the 2022 Andromeda Film Festival, the 2022 LA Indies Film Festival, the 2023 Cannes Film Awards, and the 2022 Toronto International Women’s Film Festival. Thanks to all of these accolades, Hand Twins is now ranked in the top 4% of all 92,191 Screenplays on Coverfly. Requests to read the script can be submitted through TheBlackList, InkTip, FilmFreeway, ISA, or on Coverfly.

Beyond her success with Hand Twins, Macee Binns is a celebrated and published playwright whose works have graced the stages of regional and community theaters across the U.S. In 2014, her gift for storytelling was honored when Macee’s short film script, Row 28, was awarded a Finalist Title at the esteemed Hollywood Screenplay Contest. Subsequently, the stage play adaptation of Row 28 was published by JAC Publishing & Promotions and is currently sold on Amazon and Kindle eBooks, making it accessible to theater enthusiasts worldwide. Macee’s writing talent extended into short form publications, when two original monologues from her play, Stone Cold Sober, were selected by Smith and Kraus Publishers for print in their annual anthology book series, The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2017. You can find this popular theatrical series on the shelves of Barnes & Noble, Target, and most major book retailers worldwide. In 2018, Heuer Publishing went on to acquire Macee's play, Candi With An I, and prominently featured the comedic one-act in their renowned Catalog for the Performing Arts. This short stage play is now readily available on Amazon and the Heuer Publishing Website. In 2019, Macee's creative writing talents continued to excel with the publication of her play, Now Boarding, by Off The Wall Plays along with her collection of monologues Static, Stuffed Panda, and Undressed. These works can be purchased digitally through the Off The Wall Plays Website.

During her time in Hollywood, Macee’s love of words led to her working as a Content Writer for the popular news media sites TheRichest, Ranker, and TopBuzz, where several of her articles went viral and amassed over 3 million views online. Additionally, her flair for journalism was further established during her 2-year stint working as a Reporter for The Canyon News in Los Angeles. In 2018, Dancing Iguana Productions recognized Macee’s storytelling abilities and brought her onboard their team as a Segment Writer, Producer, and occasional Co-host of the hit podcast, Left Unsupervised, available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn, and Spotify. In 2021, Macee was invited to serve on the Arkansas Arts Council, putting her expertise to work as a Grant Reviewer and Panel Member, supporting performing arts organizations in her home state. Over past two years, Macee’s commitment to nurturing up-and-coming writers led to her serving as a Screenplay Contest Judge at the 2023 & 2024 SYS's Six-Figure Film Festival and Screenplay Contest, where she evaluated screenplays for the competition and participated in Industry Panels, sharing her aptitude in the field of screenwriting. In her spare time, Macee Binns finds inspiration alongside actress Fernanda Chaves, co-authoring the women’s comedy blog Thoughts From A Tiny Ass Chair. To view her blog posts, please visit and subscribe.

In 2024, Macee Binns launched a new International Women’s and LGBTQIA+ Festival called B!tchFest Film Festival & Screenplay Contest, featuring a revolutionary in-person event for both Filmmakers and Screenwriters in the heart of Los Angeles. This groundbreaking festival aims to redefine the narrative by proudly showcasing the BEST Independent Films, Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, Animated Films, Student Films, Music Videos, Pilots, Web Series, Screenplays, TV Scripts, and Stage Plays crafted by the most Badass Women and LGBTQIA+ Creators in the industry. By providing a platform for recognition, awards, and promotion; B!tchFest is breaking barriers, amplifying voices, and paving the way for a more inclusive entertainment industry for us all by forging connections with leading industry trailblazers who share the B!tchFest commitment to diversity and inclusion. The B!tchFest Film Festival & Screenplay Contest will take place at the WhiteFire Theatre on Ventura Blvd in Los Angeles on November 24, 2024. Winning screenwriters and filmmakers will walk the red carpet, screen their creations in front of a live audience, snag trophies at the awards ceremony, participate in panel discussions recorded and streamed on the B!tchFest Website for promotion, and engage in an industry meet-and-greet mixer aimed at fostering new connections. At B!tchFest we’re not just breaking glass ceilings; we’re shattering them into a million pieces by unleashing the Power of Female and LGBTQIA+ Voices in Film and Television! Submit your film or screenplay on FilmFreeway today to be part of a revolution that refuses to be silent.

Macee’s remarkable journey in the entertainment industry has garnered significant attention. LA Indies Independent Film Magazine recently highlighted Macee Binns as an Up-and-Coming Hollywood Screenwriter in an article focusing on her acclaimed screenplay, Hand Twins. In January 2023, Cannes Film Awards handpicked Hand Twins for inclusion in the distinguished festival’s prestigious Annual Distribution List. VoyageLA Magazine recognized Macee's artistic achievements by featuring her as a Los Angeles Creative On The Rise. Bold Journey Magazine showcased Macee in their 2023 series spotlighting Hollywood Creatives You Should Know. Additionally, in August 2023, Canvas Rebel Magazine flaunted Macee Binns' multifaceted career as a Commercial Casting Director, Producer, and Writer in a comprehensive Editorial Profile as part of their Small Business Inspiration Series. In April 2024, Canvas Rebel Magazine wrote a feature story about the inspiration behind the creation of Macee's new hit international women’s and LGBTQIA+ film festival, the B!tchFest Film Festival & Screenplay Contest, in their Business Stories & Insights Series, capturing the essence of innovation and empowerment that defines this groundbreaking event.

For more information on Macee Binns, check out her Professional Writing Portfolio, her IMDB Profile, or visit her Amazon Authors Page. To view some of her popular Entertainment News Articles, check out her author’s profile at To submit to B!tchFest please visit the festival’s page on FilmFreeway!

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CHLOE DAVENPORT is a 33-year-old impulsive, yet talented, journalist living in Los Angeles. Newly engaged and in the midst of a full-blown career crisis, Chloe's life is suddenly turned upside down when she receives an unexpected voicemail from her AUNT CAROL, asking for Chloe to mail some of her late father's ashes to their redneck family reunion. Only problem is that Chloe doesn't have them and she doesn't have a clue where they might be.

On her quest to track down the lost urn, Chloe is forced to return to her insufferable hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. Shortly after arriving back home, Chloe runs into her first love, JAY MORGAN, a deadbeat, chronically depressed bartender who is secretly struggling with mental health issues, after enduring a bad breakup and inadvertently killing his dogs. Once they cut through the initial awkward tension, the pair goes off on an adventure to locate the remains of Chloe's Father.

With Jay by her side, just like that, Chloe gets sucked back into the past that she fought so hard to escape and must face the devastating reality of the life she left behind. Throughout their impromptu road trip, the exes reminisce, reconnect and hook up one last time before the secrets that they are hiding potentially tear them apart for good. Ultimately forcing Chloe to make a choice between the familiarity of her adolescence and the promise of her future.

HAND TWINS is a unique take on the "city girl returns to her roots" theme and is similar in style to the films Sunshine Cleaning and The Skeleton Twins. The screenplay possesses a somber yet comically endearing thematic tone, while dealing with the delicate concepts of loss, middle-life crisis, substance abuse, abortion and the inability to overcome emotional immaturity.

This feature length romantic dramedy would work well for a small to mid-size production company and/or studio with a low to moderate budget; due to the limited cast size, small town filming locations and lack of stunts or special effects.