If you’re tired of waiting for the industry to pick you so you can do what you love, it’s time to take your success into your own hands. And the best way to do that is to write and star in your own short film.
The one that not only your audience will relate to, but can also put you on the map for the kind of roles you should be playing!
It’s time to finally write that idea you’ve been thinking about forever and turn it into your dream role. And I’m going to help you every step of the way.
I'm Melanie Collup, and I lead the Feedback Sessions in the Short Film Lab. As a graduate of the program myself, I use these tools constantly to write all of my scripts.
I am an actress and screenwriter out of love. I became a producer and filmmaker out of necessity. I don’t wait anymore for other people to give me the opportunity to act. I create those opportunities for myself!
The first short film I ever wrote for myself to act in won the award for Best Comedy Film at the Austin Micro Film Festival. And my half-hour comedy pilot (with a lead role I wrote for myself) has placed in multiple screenwriting competitions, including a finalist in the Female Driven Screenwriting Contest.
I have two short films and an eight episode web series scheduled to shoot this year!
I love helping other actors create opportunities for themselves (I guess that’s a carryover from my years as a public school teacher) through their writing and self-producing.
And it’s so much more fun than sitting home and waiting for my phone to ring! I look forward to meeting you in the feedback group and holding you accountable.