Ivy Vale is a multi-award winning writer, musician, artist and native New Yorker. She wrote the book, lyrics and co-wrote the music (with husband, Rick Reil) for Out Of My Comfort Zone, which premiered off-Broadway, co-directed by Vale, and in London, UK. Ms. Vale's work appears in One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theater (Routledge, 2017). Her plays have been selected and produced by GI60: The World’s First International 60 Second Playwriting Festival, in New York and the UK. She is a singer/songwriter and founding member of The Wyld Olde Souls, a female-fronted psychedelic folk band, including The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) and The Indie Music Channel. Her songs have been included in film and theatre.
Rick Reil is an accomplished singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and recording engineer. He is co-writer (with Ivy Vale) of the award-winning musical Out of My Comfort Zone. He is a member of The Grip Weeds, a popular psychedelic pop-rock band who have garnered significant radio/internet airplay, including songs on Little Steven’s Underground Garage and SiriusXM. The song “What’s in Your Mind” (written by Rick) was licensed by CBS Television to promote its critically acclaimed series Criminal Minds
Finalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
New York Cinematography Award (for Best Screenplay)
2021
Official Selection
Out of My Comfort Zone
Canadian Diversity Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
Out of My Comfort Zone
Hollywood Blvd. Film Festival
2021
Nomine au Pantheon (current)
Out of My Comfort Zone
Prix Royal Paris Screenplay Awards - Pantheon, 2021
Quarterfinalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
Chicago Screenplay Awards 2021
Semi-Finalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
Story Pros 2021
Semi-Finalist (screenplay)
Out of My Comfort Zone
Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021
Quarterfinalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
London International Screenwriting Competition 2021
Finalist, Best Original Script
Out of My Comfort Zone
London International Monthly Film Festival 2021
Finalist, Best Feature Screenplay
Out of My Comfort Zone
The Film Empire: The Industry Next 2021
Official Selection (screenplay)
Out of My Comfort Zone
New York Independent Cinema Awards 2021
Official Selection (screenplay)
Out of My Comfort Zone
Marina del Rey Film Festival 2021
Official Selection (screenplay)
Out of My Comfort Zone
Berlin International Art Film Festival 2021
Official Selection (screenplay)
Out of My Comfort Zone
CKF International Film Festival 2021
Official Selection (Screenplay)
Out of My Comfort Zone
LA Indies Film Festival 2021
Official Selection
Out of My Comfort Zone
Vesuvias International Film Fest 2021
Winner, Best Female Screenwriter
Out of My Comfort Zone
New York Script Awards 2021
Winner, Silver Award for Feature Script
Out of My Comfort Zone
Hollywood Gold Awards 2021
Winner, Best Feature Screenplay
Out of My Comfort Zone
Paris Play Film Festival 2021
Winner, Script D’or (Gold Script)
Out of My Comfort Zone
Prix Royal Paris Screenplay Awards 2021
Official Selection
Out of My Comfort Zone
Austin Lift-Off Film Festival 2021
Official Selection
Out of My Comfort Zone
Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival 2021
Official Selection
Out of My Comfort Zone
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival 2021
Quarterfinalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
Inroads Fellowship (4th) 2021
Finalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
Big Apple Film Festival, Spring 2021
Winner, Best Original Screenplay
Out of My Comfort Zone
Rome International Film Awards 2021
Nominated for Best Screenplay
Out of My Comfort Zone
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards 2021
Quarterfinalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
ScreenCraft Film Fund 2019
Quarterfinalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
WeScreenplay Feature Screenplay Competition 2019
Top 20 Finalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
Roy W. Dean Film Grant
Finalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
Capital Fund Screenplay Competition Hot 100 List 2020
Finalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
Dallas International Film Festival Screenplay Elements of Story Fall 2020
Finalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
Inroads Fellowship (3rd) 2020
Winner, Best First Time Screenwriter
Out of My Comfort Zone
International World Film Awards 2021
Winner, Best Script
Out of My Comfort Zone
Chicago Indie Film Awards 2021
Winner, Platinum Award (Screenplay)
Out of My Comfort Zone
LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival 2021
Winner, Best LGBTQ Screenplay
Out of My Comfort Zone
Cannes Film Awards 2021
Winner, Best Screenplay
Out of My Comfort Zone
Feel the Reel International Film Festival 2021
Winner, Best First Time Screenwriter
Out of My Comfort Zone
Cannes Film Awards 2021
Finalist, in consideration
Out of My Comfort Zone
ScreenCraft Family Screenplay Competition 2021
Finalist
Out of My Comfort Zone
ScreenCraft Film Fund 2021
Winner, Best Feature Screenplay
Out of My Comfort Zone
Brite International Film Festival 2021
Winner, Gold Award for Scriptwriting
Out of My Comfort Zone
WRPN Women's International Film Festival 2021
Winner, Best Feature Screenplay
Out of My Comfort Zone
Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival 2021
Winner, Best Family Feature Screenplay
Out of My Comfort Zone
UK Film Festival Feature Script Competition 2021
London, UK
College
The School of Visual Arts
Fine Arts