FILM & TELEVISION WRITING
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FELLOWSHIPS & LABS
2022 OJALÁ IGNITION LAB FELLOWSHIP
Showrunner Tanya Saracho and UCP (a division of Universal Studio Group) have selected 5 inaugural fellows for the Ojalá Ignition Lab: Diana Peralta, Luca Rojas, Melba Silwany, Samantha Renee Cordero, and Stephanie Adams-Santos. Over the course of 26-weeks—beginning Jan. 11, each fellow will have the opportunity to tell a story they want to tell and develop an original, polished television pilot script from start to finish, which will be commissioned by UCP.
2019 PROJECT INVOLVE SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP | FILM INDEPENDENT
RECIPIENT OF A CHAZ EBERT FELLOWSHIP
Project Involve is a nine-month artist development program for filmmakers—writers, directors, producers, editors, cinematographers and entertainment executives—hailing from underrepresented backgrounds in the industry. During the program participants meet one-on-one with industry mentors, attend master classes taught by top filmmakers, attend professional networking events and collaborate together to create a series of new short films.
2018 EPISODIC LAB FELLOWSHIP / FILM INDEPENDENT
As fellows, Abeel, Adams-Santos, and Park will be paired with a creative advisor who will mentor them as they continue to develop their TV pilot. This year’s creative advisors and guest speakers include “Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (GLOW), Elizabeth Guber Stephen of Gables Media, Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorking (The Killing), Kate Robin (One Mississippi) and Dailyn Rodriguez (Queen of the South),” according to Film Independent’s website. Film Independent aims “to champion creative independence in visual storytelling and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision.”
TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (CW; NETFLIX)
Inspired by the viral fan fiction, “Two Sentence Horror Stories” is an award-winning, original scripted horror anthology series.
SEASON THREE CREDITS (Story Editor)
Written by Stephanie Adams-Santos; Directed by Vera Miao
Written by Stephanie Adams-Santos; Directed by the Spears Sisters
Written by Stephanie Adams-Santos; Directed by Freddy Chavez Olmos
SEASON TWO CREDITS (Staff writer)
Written by Stephanie Adams-Santos; Directed by Chase Joynt
Dealing constantly with bullies at school, Elliot meets a mysterious janitor who offers a solution for his suffering — but with dark consequences.
Written by Melody Cooper and Stephanie Adams-Santos; Directed by Bola Ogun
When her sister suddenly becomes paralyzed, a nurse must protect her from a broken medical system's neglect — and an evil force.
SEASON ONE CREDITS (Freelance Writer)
Written by Leon Hendrix III, Sehaj Sethi and Stephanie Adams-Santos
A home invasion in an affluent neighborhood turns deadly when a nanny tries to stave off a pair of attackers and protect the little girl in her care.
LA GLORIA (2020 | 16 minutes)
In the days following her suicide attempt, a queer lovelorn teen finds connection and solace with her abuela through the secret language of dreams
Director:Mary Evangelista Producers:Gia Rigoli, Amy Ma, Emiliana Ammirata, Adanne Ebo, Apoorva Charan Screenwriter:Stephanie Adams-Santos Cinematographers:Lorena Duran Editor:Sungwhan Moon Music:James R. Kim, Nina Ljeti, Jacob Loeb
Cast:Cris Gris, Michelle Badillo, Marisilda Garcia, Alma Adams, Juan Magana
This project is supported by Film Independent’s Project Involve Fellowship