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MAREN LAVELLE is a Brooklyn based director, writer, and producer hailing from the Northeast. A graduate of Pace University's BFA Acting Program, and an original member of the José Rivera Writer's Group, Maren began writing for the stage and, eventually, transitioned to screenwriting. Maren’s plays have premiered in various venues in NYC: Composition of a Woman (Westside Theatre, 440 Layfayette Studios), The Holding Room (The Sheen Center), Under the Brooklyn Bridge (14th St. Salon Series). Maren collaborated with The Representatives, an NYC-based, site-specific theater company, and traveled with their production Private Manning Goes to Washington to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016. Maren's screenwriting and directing are featured in the short films The Yard (2019) and Beyond Bone (2018). In 2020, Maren co-wrote and directed the award-winning short films Maya and Keeper. In 2021 Maren returned to her alma mater Cab Calloway School of the Arts to direct Wendy, One-Eyed Rabbit's latest film which had its World Premiere at Soho International Film Festival in October of 2022. In November of 2022, Maren was selected as a director for Shoot Online's 2022 New Director's Showcase! Her work was screened at the DGA Theatre for the Shoot 2022 NDS Screening Party. Website: marenlavelle.com
MATT STEINER is an actor, writer, and educator originally from Sacramento, California. Off-Broadway/US Tours: Jane Eyre, The Three Musketeers, Macbeth (The Acting Company). Regional: Indian Blood (Studio Arena), Tartuffe (Two River) Television: Homicide City: Charlottesville, Village of the Damned, Pandora's Box, Redrum. Film: Above the Shadows (starring Megan Fox), Bizzy and the AIMEs. Matt also co-wrote, directed, and starred in the short horror comedy The Thing I Never Told You. From 2012-2017, Matt served as the Co-Artistic Director of The Representatives, an NYC-based, site-specific theater company, producing and starring in over 15+ original productions including Veritas (NY Fringe, Cave @ St. George's) and Private Manning Goes to Washington (Edinburgh Fringe, The Studio @ 345). Matt trained as a clown in Europe with master clown teacher Pierre Byland, in NYC with Jane Nichols and Chris Bayes, and holds a BFA from CalArts. Matt is a Lead Teaching Artist at Lincoln Center Education and was a 2018 Hermitage Artist Retreat Fellow. Website: themarvelousmrmatt.com
Congratulations to Jeanelle D. Miller and her script The A21 Project for being the winner of our 2023 Black Screenwriters Grant!
The A21 Project
In a world where people can use modern medicine to forget their most severe traumatic experiences, a barren Brooklyn woman goes on a quest to find out the truth only her body remembers. What she discovers turns her world upside down.
Jeanelle D Miller is a 1st generation Brooklynite. Her roots stem from the island of St. Lucia and Belize. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Jeanelle has benefited from being shaped by the melting pot of cultures that are embedded in the heart of her favorite city. All of this shows up in how she story-tells. Over the years Jeanelle has hosted two podcasts and a few shows on digital platforms but always wanted to become a filmmaker. With the help and encouragement of her friends and husband, Jeanelle recently started her filmmaking journey last November with the writing of her first script.
One-Eyed Rabbit's annual Black Screenwriters Grant was established to amplify Black voices, create a bridge between Black writers and more funding opportunities, and to increase representation within the film & television industry.
Each year a $500 micro-grant is awarded to a Black screenwriter to aid them in submitting their screenplay to larger screenwriting competitions and/or furthering their writing career in whatever way they choose.