Award-winning writer of scripts, short stories, plays, and poetry. Penchant for the historical, mythological, dramedy, fantasy and supernatural genres. Writer/Producer of two short films, ALL THINGS HIDDEN, and THE LAST LIGHT. Co-writer on multi award winning short, THE PICK UP. Story coach, creative writing tutor, children's book author, and avid researcher always looking for a story to tell. Currently working with Hollywood director, George Mendeluk (Bitter Harvest, The Young Riders, Highlander: The Raven) on several film and TV projects.
Besides screenwriting, her poetry and short stories have been published nationally and internationally, including award-winning Little-Girl Dreams (Finalist in Ireland’s WOW Anthology 2015).  She is the creator of upcoming children's book series, The Very Fairy Series, and Paleolithic-inspired novella, EYE OF THE SUN.
Inspirations: The Fisher King, Gladiator, Antonia's Line, The Princess Bride, Lawrence of Arabia, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe, House Of Flying Daggers, Leap Year, Local Hero, Grimm's Fairy Tales, all mythology, legend and folklore tale!
For previous and current project information, please visit www.persephonevandegrift.webs.com and please get in touch!
Top 5 Screenplay
DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN
The Film Empire: The 'Fempire' Screenwriting Contest
2018
Finalist: Stageplay
REVENGE AND SORROW IN THEBES
Cannes Screenplay Contest
Cannes
2018
Top 100 (#16) Screenplay
THE SECRET OF BANRION WOOD
Capital Fund Screenplay Contest
2018
Semi-Finalist Feature Screenplay Comedy
The Water King
Sacramento International Film Festival
Sacramento, CA
2017
Quarterfinalist
THE SECRET OF BANRION WOOD
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Los Angeles, California
2017
Finalist Feature Screenplay
THE SECRET OF BANRION WOOD
Oaxaca Film Festival
Oaxaca, Mexico
2017
Finalist Feature Screenplay
THE SECRET OF BANRION WOOD
Nashville Film Festival
Nashville
2017
Semi-Finalist
DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN
Sacramento International Film Festival
2017
Finalist Feature Screenplay
The Water King
The Monthly Film Festival Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland
2017
FINALIST
THE SECRET OF BANRION WOOD
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
2017
Platinum Award
ESTHER'S DEN

International Independent Film Awards
2017
Official Selection
DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN
Back In The Box Competition
2016
Finalist - TV Pilot - Drama
ESTHER'S DEN
Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Hollywood, CA
2013
Semi-Finalist
DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN
PAGE Screenwriting Contest
Silver Award - Summer 2016
The Water King
International Independent Film Awards
Encino, CA
Best Feature Script Autumn 2016
The Water King
London Golden Scout IFF
London, UK
Winner
DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN
Best 1st Scene WILDSound Film & Theater Festival
Best short script
IN THE STARS
Top Indie Film Awards 2016
Winner: Historical Category
DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN
Capital Fund Screenplay Contest
Top 4 Screenplay
DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN
Write Movies UK Screenwriting Contest
Official Selection
DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN
True Stories Screenwriting Contest
Semi-Finalist
The Water King
Nashville Screenwriting Contest 2015
Semi-Finalist
IN THE STARS
Los Angeles Cinefest 2016
Quarterfinalist
The Water King
PAGE Screenwriting Awards 2015
Better than gold is a tale rightly told.
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