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Hi, I’m Wilandrea

a writer of diverse comedy with heart and women who are a hot mess
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  class of 2020 AFI graduate 
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admirer of all things creative and courageous
 
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ABOUT ME

Hailing from Flint, MI, Wilandrea is a 2020 AFI Conservatory graduate. From her big fat Jewish/Baptist wedding to spontaneously moving to London to finding out she had a sister (surprise) at her father’s deathbed - her life has provided a wealth of story material.  She  dabbled in MMA boxing and loves creating badass women characters who tackle unexpected situations. 

 

Wilandrea started out in broadcast news and then became an award-winning Creative Director in advertising before pursuing her dream of screenwriting. She has two kids, a150-pound mastiff and slight obsession with soccer.

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FEATURES:

LOLO - Dramedy
A hardened young African-American MMA fighter faces an unexpected battle when she gets stuck taking care of an 80-year-old Filipino man days before the fight of her life.
-'21 The Writers Lab Winner
-'21 Austin Film Fest Semifinalist
-'20 Launch Pad Top 10
-'20 Page Awards Semifinalist


WEST WOMEN - Drama
After her daughter is brutally killed by a notorious gang, a God-fearing widow gathers an untrained posse of other African-American women in her deadly quest for vengeance across the Wild West.
-'21 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Top 50
-'21 Page Awards Quarterfinalist
-'20 Launch Pad Top 50


BLACK GIRL'S CAMPING GUIDE - Comedy
A
 forced camping trip turns into terrifying test of friendship as dysfunctional besties  battle nature, homicidal vegans and a mysterious monster for their lives.


PHILLIS- Dramedy
In the 1700s, a young girl defies all odds to rise from slavery in America to become the literary darling of London where she battles deception, betrayal and forbidden love to reclaim her freedom - at just sixteen. Based on a true story with a satirical twist.

PROJECTS

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TV PILOTS:

SOMETHING WEIRD ABOUT WINSTON - Sci-Fi Dramedy
In suburban Detroit, a narcissistic news reporter in mid-life crisis discovers her husband’s body has been snatched by an alien. And she loves it! Now, she must choose between saving mankind or her perfect “new” man. 

SNOWFLAKE - Comedy
A young idealistic liberal leaves L.A. to become the first Black resident of a tiny rural town on her blindly-optimistic mission to fix America.
-'21 CineStory Foundation Semifinalist
-'21 Stowe Story Labs Semifinalist
-'20 Page Awards Quarterfinalist


BLACK TO NATURE - Comedy
A stressed-out African-American corporate climber has an ayahuasca-induced vision that inspires her to quit her job and surprise her family by moving them to the middle of nowhere to start a nature-based retreat that profits from white guilt.

-'21 Page Awards Semifinalist

BUDDY AND BERNICE - Comedy
A sick and elderly comedian is the “funny man” in his nursing home until his comedic rival arrives and starts stealing the spotlight. Both being in extremely frail condition, they attempt to kill each other with punchlines and literally get the last laugh.   

-'22 Women Write Now Fellowship Winner

WORK

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Have your people contact my people

(I am my people)

bwilandrea@gmail.com

 

 818.621.9582

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