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 SpellWriterUCBT, Carolines on Broadway, The Moth
Project Type:Television Script
Genres:Dark Comedy, Drama-Comedy, Serial
Number of Pages:35
Country of Origin:United States
Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2021Vail, CO
September 25, 2021
TV Pilot Finalist
Portland Comedy Film Festival Summer 2021Portland, OR
April 16, 2021
Women's Comedy Film Festival ATLAtlanta, GA
February 12, 2021
Nominated "Best Episodic Screenplay"
Atlanta Comedy Film FestivalAtlanta, GA
November 30, 2020
Nomination "Best Comedy Short Screenplay"
Austin After Dark Film Festival Summer 2020Austin, Texas
September 6, 2020
Best Comedy Short Screenplay
Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards, Season 5Los Angeles, Califonia
September 16, 2020
Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2020New York, New York
June 1, 2020
Fade In Awards 2020Los Angeles, California
June 1, 2020
The Art of Brooklyn Film FestivalBrooklyn, NY
June 6, 2020
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.
"You're Doing Great!" Pilot Sizzle Reel available upon request.
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.