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Isabel and Her Purple Marker

This script is a coming-of-age web series about a young Latina girl who uses her purple marker to make sense of her reality. As she ages, her art becomes her tool to figure out who she is as an adult.

Isabel is quiet, observant, and poor. She's growing up in government housing in Hialeah, Florida. A place where the heat doesn't just make you sweat, it sets fire to your dreams. It's a place where Isabel's mother, Veronica, does whatever it takes to survive and protect her children. It's a place where her brother longs to get money so his family can live like the Joneses.

But Isabel has a tool that helps her keep her dreams alive: Her purple marker and the wall at the back of her bedroom's closet. It will be her pathway out of what could be an endless cycle.

The story is a web series. There are three seasons. Each episode is five pages. The project files are for seasons one and two.

  • M.J. Moneymaker
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Genres:
    drama, coming of age
  • Number of Pages:
    30
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Global Shorts
    Los Angeles
    March 31, 2018
    Special Mention
  • Tops Shorts
    Los Angeles
    January 28, 2018
    Honorable Mention
  • Boston International Film Festival
    Boston, MA
    March 18, 2016
    Finalist
  • Amsterdam International Film Festival
    Amsterdam
    May 13, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Barcelona International Film Festival
    Barcelona, Spain
    June 17, 2017
    Official Finalist
Writer Biography - M.J. Moneymaker

Not a gimmick, just a name. I am a U.S. Navy veteran, artist, writer, geek and learner. I use art, code, data, copy and technology to tell stories. My philosophy is storytelling through any medium, shares experience, adds to life.

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Writer Statement

I envision the style of this web series to have a first person vérité feel with low-angle shots to reveal her real world, while her second world that lay in her purple marker be introspective and whimsical. As Isabel ages, the two worlds should merge.