Medium Raya

When a divorced working mom meets the ghost of the mother she never knew, her new-found powers clash with her religious grandmother and rebellious teenage daughter, as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery in this supernatural comedy-drama pilot.

  • Adam Sandel
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    Television Script
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    United States
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  • American Zoetrope Screenplay Competiton

    Quarter Finalist
  • Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards

    August 14, 2021
    Honorable Mention
  • Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

    July 29, 2021
    Best Ensemble Cast Nomination
  • Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards

    November 15, 2021
    Quarter Finalist
  • Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest

    November 10, 2021
  • SWN TV Pilot Screenplay Competition

    December 29, 2021
  • Titan Awards / Industrial Scripts

    March 15, 2022
    Quarter Finalist
Writer Biography - Adam Sandel

Adam Sandel is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter and playwright who’s had more than 20 productions of his plays performed internationally. He wrote, produced, and directed the satirical web series The Gay Husbands of San Francisco which is streaming on Comcast, Pluto, Oasis TV, and YouTube.

His musical Watch Me Shine (with Richard Link) earned Sandel and Link Certificates of Honor from the City of San Francisco and the California State Assembly.

His play Love Life was performed at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum Lab, Paramount's Chicago Theatre Project, and a television production of Love Life won several Chicago Emmy Awards and a special nomination for Sandel.

Stage productions include This is Not My Life (Magic Theater), musicals Gideon’s Dream (Vienna, Austria, JCCSF and Dominican University), and Dream World (San Francisco State University).

Screenplays include The Makeover Man, My Wild and Secret World, and Dave’s New World (Best Screenplay, Canadian Diversity Film Festival and Platinum Winner, LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival). TV pilots include It Had to Be Lou (Winner, SF International Screenwriting Competition) and Medium Raya.

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