Stowe Story Labs is pleased to announce the 2018 International Screenwriters’ Association Fellow is Diane Lansing of Santa Monica, CA (Drama/Feature, WONDER AND LIGHTNING).
The film is about Wonder, a scarred surfer kid from Santa Cruz, who, with her equally tough mutt, runs away from her abusive foster “Dad.” The two follow the waves to pristine, uptight, Malibu where acceptance is a challenge, until a quirky family of friends forms in spite of Wonder’s edgy defenses.
After years as a dancer and actor, Diane Lansing's natural creative progression was telling stories through plays and screenplays. Her first short film Out Of Her Element was developed from her short play, and was shown in two film festivals. Diane began working with Women In Film as a director and writer for their PSA program, culminating in the win of an Aurora Award. Recently, the 48 hour Film Project Diane wrote was screened at The Directors Guild. Diane is part of the ISA community and loves sharing ideas through that platform.
“We are pleased to award this fellowship to Diane Lansing," said Felicity Wren, Director of Development at ISA. “Wonder & Lightning is refreshing, cheeky and full of heart, and we are confident it and Diane will benefit from being at this fall’s Lab,” she said.
“We are thrilled to see Diane receive the fellowship to this year’s lab,” said David Rocchio. “Diane’s work is tough, driven by strong characters, and touches on important themes we can all identify with. She has applied before, and it is nice to see WONDER AND LIGHTNING come through. We can’t wait to work with her at the Lab,” he said.