Join filmmaker Melanie Zoey Weinstein in developing her next round of projects: two feature films and two tv pilots, each confronting and humanizing
subject matters regarding chronic illness, disability, religion, identity and body self-ownership in a world that capitalizes on the female body.
-Feature Film & TV Series Development -Execution of Grant, Screenwriting & Filmmaker Lab Applications
-Development of Pitch Decks & Materials for TV Pilots and Feature Films
-Administrative Support (Email & Phone Skills)
-Creating foundational structures & systems for long-term production company success
-Possible opportunity for pre-production and production of a short film proof of concept
-Possible opportunity for guerrilla marketing, PR & digital film launch campaign of SPANKO Requirements
Melanie Zoey Weinstein is a filmmaker, performer, poet and playwright. Melanie wrote, directed and starred in SPANKO, a dramedy short about an
outcast teacher who explores her secret fetish for the first time. SPANKO has screened at Mill Valley Film Festival, Hollyshorts, Cucalorus, Cinekink and
over 20 festivals around the world. SPANKO is winner of “Best Short Film,” “Best Actress,” and “Best Comedy Short” at various indie fests. Melanie is
director of WHY I DANCE, a pole dance short about women who come together to reclaim their bodies and themselves that went globally viral on vimeo.
WHY I DANCE launched in collaboration with Eve Ensler’s V Day, a global call to end violence against women through dance. Melanie is the co-producer
and dialogue writer of A24’s MENASHE, which premiered in Sundance and Berlinale, and is now available on Netflix. Melanie’s tv pilot, FAKE RABBI,
and feature script, THERE IS NO BETTER, have been finalists for the Sundance Episodic Lab and Sundance Feature Filmmaking Track, respectively.
Recently, Melanie was selected as a Seed&Spark Hometown Hero to workshop SPANKO and FAKE RABBI on stage with Mark Duplass in front of 300
people. Immediately after, she got a migraine. Melanie’s current feature, THERE IS NO BETTER, is adapted from her poetry chapbook of the same
name, written to capture the ineffable, painful experience of being trapped in a debilitated chronic pain body without reprieve. She now lives in Los
Angeles with her pandemic baby, Frankie Lovebug Falafel Meatball the Boss, who is indeed a cat.