Elizabeth Chatelain (USA)
2022 Script Revision Lab in English
A North Dakota native, Elizabeth Chatelain has directed several documentary and narrative short films including My Sister Sarah, about her sister’s lifelong drug abuse and recovery, which won the International Documentary Association’s Award for Best Student Documentary and was a Student Academy Award–Oscar® finalist. Her films have screened at festivals across the country and the world, including Interfilm Berlin, Uppsala and SXSW. Elizabeth has optioned her feature film Sundogs, which participated in the Berlinale Script Station, was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist and won the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition. She was selected as a Blacklist/Women in Film Feature Fellow in 2020. Elizabeth received an M.F.A. in Film Production from the University of Texas–Austin and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU).
Løvset’s Manoeuvre — On the same day she’s planning an elaborate graduation party for her daughter Laura, Sandy gets word that her eldest daughter, Jess, has racked up a serious debt to feed her drug addiction. This sends Sandy into a backward spiral of self-destructive codependent behavior that proves to be just as dangerous as her daughter’s addiction.