You're Doing Great!

A hopeful comedian returns out of the blue to the red state she came from, coping with her personal grief while casting a new future as a medium-sized fish in a small pond.

  • Sharon Spell
    UCBT, Carolines on Broadway, The Moth
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Drama-Comedy, Serial
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2021
    Vail, CO
    September 25, 2021
    TV Pilot Finalist
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival Summer 2021
    Portland, OR
    April 16, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Women's Comedy Film Festival ATL
    Atlanta, GA
    February 12, 2021
    Nominated "Best Episodic Screenplay"
  • Atlanta Comedy Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    November 30, 2020
    Nomination "Best Comedy Short Screenplay"
  • Austin After Dark Film Festival Summer 2020
    Austin, Texas
    September 6, 2020
    Best Comedy Short Screenplay
  • Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards, Season 5
    Los Angeles, Califonia
    September 16, 2020
  • Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2020
    New York, New York
    June 1, 2020
  • Fade In Awards 2020
    Los Angeles, California
    June 1, 2020
    Comedy Semi-Finalist
  • The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    June 6, 2020
Writer Biography - Sharon Spell

Sharon Spell is a writer and comedian living in New York City. Her credits include Breakout Artist at Carolines on Broadway in NYC, a Moth StorySLAM winner, and ‬is the co-host of Gems Storytelling on Instagram‬. She's appeared on truTV's Adam Ruins Everything, MTV's Decoded and in various productions with the now-closed UCB Theatre NY (RIP). 
Her original pilot script, “You’re Doing Great!” is an official selection in seven festivals, including winning "Best Comedy Short Screenplay" at the Austin After Dark Film Festival, Summer 2020.

Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @SharonSpell
Website: SharonSpell.Com
"You're Doing Great!" Pilot Sizzle Reel available upon request.

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Writer Statement

I love the craft of a slow boil: adding information little by little, monitoring reactions, finding balance. The ingredients don't get to know each other in 30 minutes, but over time in the same pot. I love experiencing the flavor change when the heat is on. The finished dish is then its own creation and worth the wait.

I've always been fascinated by relationships. The details can make us seem so different, but ultimately people are the same. Finding the greater story in hindsight brings me a lot of joy, because it's here we can see truth. And the truth is actually funny, or it may be in forty years.

My work is autobiographical, through characters it's easier to tell the truth.