Kerry Elizabeth McPherson (Canada)

Kerry Elizabeth McPherson is a screenwriter, poet and actress from a fishing village in Nova Scotia, Canada. Since training in Theatre Performance at Concordia University in Montreal, she has lived all over Canada and the United States working in television, film and theatre. Her screenplays have placed for the Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Contest, Oaxaca Film Festival Global Script Challenge and Telefilm Canada’s Pitch This Contest at the Toronto International Film Festival. She was invited to participate in Sun Valley Film Festival’s High Scribe Lab with her gothic horror feature All the Pretty Ones. Her short film Albert was supported by The National Film Board of Canada. Her debut book of poetry, The Ecstatic Orphan, was released in 2020 by Cloud Publishing (Vancouver). She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Comic Strip A Caucasian Superman mascot and a South Asian Spiderman mascot, struggling actors who hustle for tips in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, drive out of the dark belly of Tinseltown into the desert to reach totality through taking peyote. The desert does its work on them, but not in the way they wanted, laying bare the emptiness of their shared quest as the unspoken resentments of their friendship erupt… in musical numbers, revealing shattered dreams and a world of longing in the form of a rock opera.