Hey, I'm Tawny!

New York, New York

Tawny holds her BA in Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and MFA in acting from the Actors Studio Drama School/ New School for Drama. As a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and Actor's Equity she has performed in television and film and on many stages throughout New York City. Recent projects include Russian DollDate &TimeWhat Fresh Hell, and American Thief.  As a playwright, her works have been produced by Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Short Play Lab, and Spare Change Theatre Company.  Her screenplay adaptation The Cat’s Cradle based on her stage play All of the Elements screened as an Official Selection in 30 film festivals across the US and Europe, garnering several nominations and wins along the way. Her second film Covered, a satirical short film commenting on insurance in America, was an Official Selection in over a dozen festivals across the US. As One  is her most personal project to date. She has been actively involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the past five years and more specifically their endurance training program Team in Training. This script is dedicated to LLS and everything the organization does for patients, survivors, family support, and ground breaking blood cancer research.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Finding Normal Season Two

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Ashley continues her quest to "find normal" as she navigates the treacherous waters of adulting; her first job and her first romance!

100%

This project got the green light!

YAI NIN

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Documentary, Foreign Film

The owner of a sausage factory in Thailand, Ninlawan keeps in contact with her family in America while holding down the family business.

143%

This project got the green light!

Crowned: Season 2

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Macie and the rest of the Party Princesses survive batty bosses, pushy parents and crazy co-workers in this semi-scripted comedy series.

73%

This project got the green light!

PURE

Los Angeles, California Series
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A warrior and her unlikely ally journey to the Annex, escape the Dissension and face sacrifice in a genetically divided future.

101%

This project got the green light!

End of Summer

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Family, LGBTQ

En route to their daughter’s College Move-In Day, a family’s car ride takes an unexpected turn when the father is struck by a heart attack.

114%

This project got the green light!

Broken Symphony

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Crime

Following individual tragedies, the lives of a queen-pin millionaire, her pop star niece, and a jazz musician are dangerously intertwined.

105%

This project got the green light!

AIRMEN

Santa Clarita, California Series
Comedy, Drama

A dramedy about a group of eclectic Air Force troops navigating life and career during peacetime operations.

85%

This project got the green light!

Mother's Day

Austin, Texas Film Short
Drama

Missing Mad Men? How about a family saga of mad women set against a 1960s backdrop of booze, pills and facing down demons.

106%

This project got the green light!

Consent

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Musical

A short comedy about a serious subject.

177%

This project got the green light!

First Position.

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

When a young dancer becomes infected with the AIDS virus, he must find a way to prove his talent to himself and the only man he loves.

80%

This project got the green light!

A Song to Pass the Time

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A grieving woman retreats to a cabin in the hopes of seclusion, but finds it interrupted by entering an affair with a sincere young man.

103%

This project got the green light!

Dad Man Walking

Chicago, Illinois Series
Comedy, Drama

A single Dad navigates the PTA, his freelance career and money troubles after he gets full custody of his young daughter

111%

This project got the green light!

The Society™

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller, Satire

THE SOCIETY™ is a dark comedy about being depressed, betrayed and seduced via ultra exclusive dating app... into a surreal pink nightmare.

91%

This project got the green light!

I Know You Are

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Gracie has already come out of the closet once, she's not about to do it again.

92%

This project got the green light!

No More Comics in L.A.

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

STRUGGLE. SISTERHOOD. STAND-UP

104%

This project got the green light!

Magic Hour

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy

A suburban housewife decides to finally live her dream of going to film school without telling her philandering husband and bratty daughter.

82%

This project got the green light!

Human Telegraphs (Post-Production!)

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Three women form a human-messenger business in NYC and get tangled in the intimate, unexpected and hilarious lives of strangers in the city.

96%

This project got the green light!

No Man's Land

New York City, New York Series
Documentary

The series will tell the stories of women-led communities around the world, supporting and empowering women in front of and behind the lens.

107%

This project got the green light!

Cherry Picking

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A bride questions if waiting until marriage to have sex was the right choice, voicing concern to her very sexually active female cousins.

107%

This project got the green light!

Messy The Web Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Romance

A web series about love, marriage, separation, kids, and dating all under one happy roof! I swear this will not make you cry!

100%

This project got the green light!

Spot: A True Period Piece

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

Spot is a short film about a group of women who are fed up with being shamed for their periods and fight back for change in their law firm!

103%

This project got the green light!

Walking with Me

New Hyde Park, New York Film Short
Drama, Romance

Relationships are full of love. It's just how we show it that is important.

92%

This project got the green light!

Butch Pal For The Straight Gal

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Reality-TV

The lesbian Queer Eye, aka Butch Pal For The Straight Gal, pokes fun at stereotypes while gifting self-love and empowerment to women in need

102%

This project got the green light!

What's in the Woods?

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, Thriller

The night three best friends move to the woods a boy comes to them for help. Soon they are surrounded by forces coming for what's theirs.

101%

This project got the green light!

Sergey's Fortune feat. DGAF Bros

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Thriller

A hitman for the Little Odessa mafia gets in trouble with the boss after his mission gets thwarted by a pair of obnoxious YouTube stars.

101%

This project got the green light!

OBJECTS

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A young actress seizes the opportunity (and the spotlight) to break the vicious circle of an abusive acting teacher.

105%

This project got the green light!

As One

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Romance

Jill must put one foot in front of the other to move through her grief, and with connection she discovers that every mile has a story.

87%

This project got the green light!

Deserters

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

At an engagement celebration, an ex-nihilo woman confronts the boundaries of loyalty when her affluent in-laws' secrets come to light.

118%

This project got the green light!

Tell No Tales

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller, Western

A train robber, a mercenary, and a Korean cowboy rendezvous in the desert to claim their last score.

117%

This project got the green light!

BIFL: The Series - Season 1

Los Angeles, California Series
LGBTQ, Comedy

BIFL is a series about twenty-somethings trying to live their best lives, and every single mistake they make along the way.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Getaway

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Adventure, Comedy

Five strangers, one car, and one bank heist. What could possibly go wrong?

84%

This project got the green light!

Blind Truth

Duluth, Minnesota Film Feature
Crime, Drama

When a serial killer resurfaces after over 20 years of dormancy, two FBI agents must track down the killer of their childhood best friend.

90%

This project got the green light!

Sandcastles

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Drama, Comedy

A traumatic event forces a young woman to rethink her current living situation while all odds are against her.

80%

This project got the green light!

Ipi

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

A filmmaker travels to South Africa, the birth-place of a musical her late father filmed decades ago in Jerusalem.

82%

This project got the green light!

My Florida Home

Lakeland, Florida Film Short
Drama, Thriller

An estranged daughter travels back to her florida hometown to confront her elderly mother's suspicious caregiver.

80%

This project got the green light!

Cheer Up, Charlie

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Charlie is your all-pep, piano playing, ponytail rocking white girl-next-door... but she's also your dealer.

101%

This project got the green light!

Mr. Greenfield

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary

Martin Greenfield survived the Holocaust to become America’s most-celebrated tailor. Now the presidential tailor is fighting for his legacy.

101%

This project got the green light!

Forget Me Nots

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Thriller

In the wake of their parents' untimely death, twin brother & sister must reevaluate their relationship, or risk losing one another forever.

121%

This project got the green light!

Waking Life

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A grieving dad seeks to repair a broken relationship with his teenage daughter after a family crisis rips them apart.

100%

This project got the green light!

Unbridaled

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

Right before her wedding, Catherine has cold feet. Maxie tries to stall; it's a shitshow. Can they survive the day with some dignity intact?

106%

This project got the green light!

Trapped in the Booth

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Music

On the eve of his 30th birthday, a struggling gay DJ faces a life-altering crisis as he attempts to navigate bros & hoes New York Nightlife

103%

This project got the green light!

Fight Forward

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Fight Forward follows multiple student activists across California advocating for a return to free tuition in public universities.

83%

This project got the green light!

Penny

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

How would you feel if you couldn't have the one thing you've always wanted? Who would you become?

84%

This project got the green light!

Bridges: Solstice

Oakland, California Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A triptych of stories invite us into the interweaving worlds of Yara, Ilhan, Quina and Luciana, who embody water, air, earth, and fire.

87%

This project got the green light!

Hooked

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Shawn finds his perfect soulmate but his autism keeps him from realizing she's actually a prostitute.

85%

This project got the green light!

Bitter Melons

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Family

Sophia, a line cook must confront her bitter past, in order to overcome self-doubt and cook a staff meal that heals broken hearts.

104%

This project got the green light!

Unnatural

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

Unnatural is a comedy about a single woman struggling with infertility, and about how much we're willing to change in pursuit of our dreams.

80%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio, Texas Film Feature
Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.

106%

This project got the green light!

Like Love

Boise, Idaho Film Feature
Romantic Comedy

An anti-rom-com about a girl who just wants a friend, and the boy who falls for her instead.

100%

This project got the green light!

Moderately Put Together

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A charmingly messy, thirty something comes face to face with reality when she learns that both her biological parents are looking for her.

104%

This project got the green light!

S'mores

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

After the loss of her childhood best friend and a mysterious absence, a young woman tries to find her way back to her old life.

100%

This project got the green light!

Litchfield Court

Vallejo, California Film Short
Drama

A young man helps his estranged cousin reconnect with their Filipino-American family in Vallejo, CA

96%

This project got the green light!

The Giving Box

Fairhope, Alabama Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A stranger’s mysterious box brings joy to a small town, until an orphan steals the box and learns a lesson about true happiness.

103%

This project got the green light!

Don't Move

Austin, Texas Film Short
Horror

A woman sets out to pack up the home that has belonged to her family for generations--until the house decides it doesn’t want her to leave.

111%

This project got the green light!

Sinked Up

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Two women started as roommates. Then they fell in love. A story told from behind the bathroom door.

102%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

Stupid Love... Stupid Stupid Love

San Diego, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

In This romantic drama, a poet seeks to create a safe space for him and his love to fully explore their relationship.

88%

This project got the green light!

Deforming Stillness

Austin, Texas Series
Drama, Transmedia

Web series focused around people subjected to sexual harassment/assault and what forms in the silences.

80%

This project got the green light!

Echoes in Silence

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Experimental

Six women who are a manifestation of 1 woman embark on a journey of truth & self-discovery whilst formulating a sisterhood along the way.

90%

This project got the green light!

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Documentary, News

From Maine to New Mexico, citizens rise for free and fair elections but face opposition from entrenched political interests.

86%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

DRIVER 113

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Film-Noir, Thriller

While mapping America’s forgotten roads, a lonely StreetView driver fears he may have witnessed a murder on his cameras.

80%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York City, New York Film Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

Dying to Run

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary

A documentary following the lives of three athletes diagnosed with a debilitating rare disease.

111%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

104%

This project got the green light!

Introvert's Guide to Activism

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Satire

A short comedy centered on the dilemma between caring about human rights and hating other people.

102%

This project got the green light!

Romance Analyst

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy

A platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.

102%

This project got the green light!

Nun Habits Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A weed-smoking nun befriends a gay high school senior. Together, they reconcile their personal beliefs with the teachings of the Church.

87%

This project got the green light!

RAG DOLL

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama

A young woman, exhausted by her daily fight to survive, embraces violence when she enters a MMA tournament.

117%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.

106%

This project got the green light!

Window Shopping - Try Love on for Size

Jersey City, New Jersey Film Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Window Shopping is about how we all crave to be seen, to be in intimate relationships, and how easily we can imagine them, even with strange

100%

This project got the green light!

Always A Thorn

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Crime

Two teenagers, Two police officers, stereotypes and tensions collide, who will survive?

88%

This project got the green light!

The Resistance

New York City, New York Film Short
Action, LGBTQ

In 2020, the USA is now The Regime Republic. Galvanized by the increasing lack of freedoms, two friends start a resistance movement.

84%

This project got the green light!

Split

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

An early decision in a young girl’s life creates a split in her world, sending her off on two parallel paths into alternate futures.

126%

This project got the green light!

Lily 'N' Rose

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.

115%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Film Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Action, Comedy

15 years after the original, the Filipino egg-roll-armed avenger reappears in Fogtown to stop a mysterious drug syndicate...

80%

This project got the green light!

About Strangers

Los Angeles, California Series
Experimental, Drama

An ethereal and meditative journey that follows three drifters seeking an escape from their cycles of dissatisfaction and apathy.

106%

This project got the green light!

First Girl I Loved

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A lesbian high-schooler in Los Angeles falls in love with a young woman even more conflicted about her sexuality than she is.

80%

This project got the green light!

That's Not Us

New York City, New York Film Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

An intimate portrait of 3 couples on a beach weekend that tests the strength of their relationships

105%

This project got the green light!

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