Stowe Story Labs is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Seed & Spark Fellowship to its Fall 2018 Story Lab:
Lea Robinson, Richmond, CA (Sci-Fi Feature, DARK SKY). Lea’s script DARK SKY is a queer love story set in what is now Oakland, California. The rainy streets of Oaktown become a hunting ground for a creature that travels to earth every century to feed. The city's only hope lies in the hands of Augusta, the first transgender detective OPD has ever had. Augusta will try to save their city, while investigating a mysterious woman that seems to have arrived at the same time as the creature. This love story unfolds while a race against time provides a battleground for an apex hunter from another galaxy and ancient warrior from another time.
Lea Robinson is a queer/transgender/butch/gender non-conforming POC identified actor and writer. Lea grew up in Kentucky and attended college on a basketball scholarship. Lea recently moved to Oakland, CA from NYC, where they were active in both the theater world and film and television. Lea is currently SAG-AFTRA and represented by an L.A. manager. Lea is an avid exercise enthusiast, lover of cats and gamer extraordinaire.
Emily Best, CEO of Seed&Spark and Stowe Story Labs mentor, said, "This was a tough decision! We're excited to meet all of the writers who were finalists for our fellowship for this year's Narrative Lab, and we're over the moon to offer this year's Stowe Story Lab Seed&Spark fellowship to writer Lea Robinson. Their project is unique, fresh, and important. And we're all in for transgender, non-binary, and queer people people of color getting to see themselves represented authentically onscreen. See you there, Lea.”
“Our vision for Stowe Story Labs is to find top emerging talents offering fresh stories people can identify with, learn from, feel viscerally and enjoy,” said David Rocchio, President and Founder of the Labs. “Through our fellowship partners we discover tremendous voices, and I am excited to work with Lea on their work, and so pleased to be partnering with Seed&Spark on this fellowship,” he said.
About Seed&Spark: Seed&Spark is an entertainment platform built to increase representation in media and help creators build sustainable careers. We connect some of the most unique new voices making movies and shows to the diverse audiences hungry for diverse stories and storytellers via crowdfunding and subscription streaming. Since our founding in 2012, more than $13M has been raised across more than 1,000 crowdfunding campaigns on Seed&Spark, with the highest campaign success rate of any crowdfunding platform in the world. Our highly curated streaming library is full of award-winning movies and shows by diverse creators from all over the world. For more information, visit www.seedandspark.com