Crystal Verge

Screenwriter/Story Editor/Writing Coach

Projects

FATAL MEMORIES

MOW

Directed by: Farhad Mann

 

Starring: Italia Ricci, Magna Apanowicz, Kevin McNulty

Produced by: Odyssey Media Inc.

Broadcasters:  Lifetime Channel, and TF1 Europe

GIRLBAND
ENSEMBLE COMEDY

Co-written with Maureen Robinson

In Development with Producer Robin Cass

A woman in the throes of a mid-life crisis and a massive pot high, emails a demo video of her girl band from twenty-five years ago to the reality show The Band who are on the hunt for young emerging talent. They are chosen!

DEFIANT
Coming Of Age Feature

 

2019 Quarterfinalist:  Nicholl Fellowship

 

2020 Finalist:  VWIFF Intl. Screenwriting Competition. 

2019 Finalist. Hedgebrook Screenwriters Lab. 2019. Advisors: Robin Swicord (When They See Us)  Jane Anderson (The Wife) 

LOGLINE: A sixteen-year-old girl, brutally abused by her father, recovers and finds strength in the company of horses, then risks everything she loves to bring him to justice.

 

CRIMINAL
Full Length Play

Finalist. Nightwood Theatre’s National Playwriting Competition. Toronto Ont. 2014

Finalist. Flying Start Program. Touchstone Theatre Vancouver. 2015

Workshop & Public Reading. PHT. Vancouver BC. 2018

Workshop & Public Reading. Great Canadian Theatre Co. Ottawa. 2017. Director. Bronwyn Steinberg

Public Reading. Vancouver. 2016. Director. Marie Clements

LOGLINE: An earnest Social Work student out to ace her PhD at a prison for women is assigned to a “masters” level inmate who quickly shatters any illusion that correction’s theory resembles prison reality.

 

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BIO

An actor for over twenty years, Crystal committed to full time writing in 2014. She has had two MOW’s produced, has a theatrical feature in development, and is collecting awards (see below) for her screenplays and plays.

 

She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, 2009 and a Diploma in Theatre Arts from George Brown College, Toronto.

Crystal loves story editing as much as writing and has a knack for getting writers reconnected with their first impulses. Also known as a structure fiend,  she is sought out by her writing peers for editing and coaching on the regular. (see testimonials below)

 

Her non-fiction has been featured in magazines and periodicals such as The Tyee, The National Post, Equus, Prism, Fugue, Natural Horse and Dressage Today.

 

Awards

 

CONTACT

Agent Anna ArcherLucas Talent

Tel: 604.685.0345| anna.archer@lucastalent.com

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