About Me

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Suzanne Elizabeth Gillis - Professional Screenwriter & Ghostwriter

Professional Screenwriter since 1995. Professional Screenplay Ghostwriter since 2007. Experienced in Comedy, Family, Adventure, Suspense, Drama and Spiritual films. Specialize in Story and Character Development for feature film screenplays and new TV Series.

Background

Suzanne has written over fifty screenplays, including scripts which have been optioned, produced and in development. Suzanne previously lived in Los Angeles and New York City and is currently residing in the Boston area. She specializes in screenplay writing and TV series writing as well as story and character development.  She works as a ghostwriter for clients and helps them to develop their unique and original story ideas into professionally written screenplays and TV projects. 

Education

Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts, Film Program, NYC

Majored in Screenwriting (3-yr program) 

MFA - Honors in Screenwriting


Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 

BA - Narrative Film, Screenwriting & Playwriting

Personal Writing Projects

THE GENERAL’S WIFE 

WWII Period Drama/Thriller 

Story Development & Script Writers: Suzanne E. Gillis & Charles Gibb, PhD

A German youth loyalties are suddenly tested when he discovers that his American born mother is a spy working against his father who is a Nazi General for the Third Reich.

CONSIDER – Scriptshark.com/Semi-Finalist – Blue Cat Screenplay Contest


THE NAUGHTY BOY

Holiday/Action/Family

Story Development & Screenwriters: Suzanne Gillis & Kyle Watson

When the demand for the new electronic toys threatens to shut down Christmas, Santa must prove he still has what it takes to keep his elves employed by turning a particularly Naughty ‘kid’ in a nice kid by Christmas morning.

RECOMMEND at Gallagher Literary Agency/CONSIDER from Scriptshark.com


DOG GONE DUBIE

Family/Comedy/Romance

Story Development & Screenwriters: Suzanne Gillis and Craig Frankel

An overweight dishwasher and recent loser of the Annual Coney Island Hotdog Eating Contest is forced to join a weight loss program by his overbearing mother. He soon finds himself falling in love the programs beautiful dietician who has sworn to rid him of his ‘’food-fetish’ and to end his goal of owning his own ‘hand-rolled gourmet Smash dog’ hotdog business.

CONSIDER from ScriptShark/HONORABLE MENTION ‘The Happy Writer’s Contest’


MR. ANONYMOUS 

Romance/Comedy

Original Screenplay and Script Writer: Suzanne E. Gillis

A romantically challenged mortician who longs for a family of his own suddenly finds himself to be the most sought-after sperm donor in all of New York and in love with an unhappily married new neighbor who might just be carrying ‘one of his own.’

Represented – Optioned


THE MOTHER LOAD 

Family/Comedy/Romance

Original Screenplay by Suzanne E. Gillis

When a career-driven businesswoman discovers that she has a pattern of falling for men who all have serious ‘mother issues’ she vows to never date another man again unless she meets his mother first. Soon she is dating a co-worker who seems to have the’ perfect mother’ only to discover after they are engaged, that she is NOT his real mother who is a complete nightmare.

Represented – Optioned


UNDATABLE YOU

Comedy/Romance

Original Screenplay and Script Writer: Suzanne E. Gillis

When a newly divorced owner of a famous dating service makes a public announcement that she can make anyone in the city of Boston completely ‘dateable’, she is suddenly confronted by her most ‘undatable’ client of all – a unruly man who insists she make good on her ‘public promise’ or else end ‘her so-called love business’ forever.

Represented – Recommend Scriptshark.com


CUPID’S DAY OFF

Fantasy/Comedy/Romance

Original Screenplay and Script Writer: Suzanne E. Gillis

When New York City’s most beloved Cherub is forced to take Valentine’s day off — in retaliation for making too many ‘happily-ever-after-couples’– the Cherub decides to get even with his superiors by spending the day discovering what all this ‘human love business’ is all about – first hand.

Represented - Optioned


IN-BETWEEN

Fantasy/Black Comedy/Drama

Original Screenplay and Screenwriter: Suzanne E. Gillis

When a seventeen-year-old virgin finds himself suddenly dead and assigned to an Arch Angel ‘from hell’ whose sexual past is the stuff he always dreamed of he refuses to enter the afterlife until he can have sex with an actual ‘living woman.’

Optioned


THE GAMEKEEPER

Family/Action Adventure/Fantasy

Original Screenplay and Screenwriter: Suzanne E. Gillis

On Hallows Eve three pre-teen boy purchase and play an elaborate Dungeons and Dragon like board game that traps two of them inside a Medieval world where the evil Wizard Zorak stalks and kills children in order to maintain his evil powers.

Recommend – Scriptshark.com/Previously in Development


UNDER MY SKIN

Broad Comedy/Romance

Original Screenplay and Professional Screenwriter: Suzanne Gillis

A thrice divorced Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon who is desperate to revive his failing medical career and keep his celebrity clients, is talked into transforms a hopelessly romantic male chef into a female goddess — only to find himself suddenly becoming attracted to his ‘newest’ patient.

TOP TEN triggerstreet.com/Recommend Scriptshark.com