23 Dec Annmarie Morais
Born in West Indies, this Canadian writer’s beginning took shape in the form of short story and playwriting. A graduate of York University’s Honors Film and Video Production program, she wrote and directed several short films while learning the craft of screenwriting under some of Canada’s finest instructors.
In 1999, screenwriting’s most prestigious completion, The Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship (sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) made Ms. Morais the first Canadian ever to receive fellowship with her dramatic script BLEEDING.
Ms. Morais’ feature film script HOW SHE MOVE was a 2007 Sundance Film Festival Selection, and received a worldwide release through US distributor Paramount Vantage in January of 2008. Presently adapting Afua Cooper’s acclaimed work “The Hanging of Angelique” for the screen, Ms. Morais shines a light on Canada’s dark and secretive involvement in slave trade.
While establishing a distinct presence in the world of feature films, her work in television has proved equally noteworthy. Ms. Morais developed “the Flip Side”, a gritty one-hour dramatic series pilot for ABC Family Channel. She currently serves as a staff writer on NBC’s new one drama hour series “The Hot Zone” and SyFy Network’s supernatural super natural sophomore series “Haven”.
Ms. Morais divides her time between Los Angeles and Toronto, and is represented in both film and television by the Gersh Agency of Los Angeles.