Hey, I'm April!

Los Angeles, California

Hey Seed & Spark! I'm a writer, director, actor, and over-user of hand sanitizer-- it's a problem. Obsessive tendencies such as this along with a type-A personality inform my style of storytelling, which is quick, precise, and focused. I'm a survivor of thirteen years of Catholic school, and, as a result, love creating work that is irreverent, particularly when discussing the female experience, which I do often.


I attended the University of Michigan, where I earned a BFA in Acting and a minor in flip cup, and then continued my education in Los Angeles, studying TV Writing at UCLA Extension. As an actor, I have performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien as well as in many criminal reenactment shows (thanks, Lifetime!). My original sketches have been featured on the homepage of Funny or Die and Elizabeth Banks WhoHaha and have been viewed precisely a gazillion times on the internet at large. In 2020, my short film, Ride in Progress, kicked off its festival run, premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. I am a proud member of the Alliance of Women Directors and the Directing Workshop for Women at AFI, class of 2021.


My hobbies include hiking, reading, and trying and failing at online dating. When I'm not on set, I can be found at happy hour.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Hysterical

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A comedy about recovering from sexual assault.

85%

This project got the green light!

DOT- A Short Film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

A dark relapse occurs on the day of her daughter's 7th birthday party, in this three-generational story of women being caretakers.

80%

This project got the green light!

Lonely Mary

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Experimental

Mary, a woman struggling with loneliness and social anxiety, tries to change.

96%

This project got the green light!

WELCOME TO YOUR MENTAL BREAKDOWN

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Experimental

Lizzie fights her way through a severe mental breakdown as the airplane she's riding in spins out of control.

100%

This project got the green light!

Los Aliens

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Sci-Fi

A migrant family attempts a desert crossing. Border Patrol moves in. An alien intervenes.

80%

This project got the green light!

Tristan and Isaac

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

Two lovers get swept up in a romance with no concern for consequences.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Eulogist

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

In the depths of his grief, a young man becomes obsessed with crashing funerals and giving eulogies for people he never knew.

100%

This project got the green light!

Crowned: Season 2

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Macie and the rest of the Party Princesses survive batty bosses, pushy parents and crazy co-workers in this semi-scripted comedy series.

73%

This project got the green light!

Cuddle Buddies

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

Follows Lucy, a single mother that cuddles professionally with clients not only to alleviate their loneliness; but also to alleviate hers.

100%

This project got the green light!

Headshots

Toronto, Canada Series
Comedy, Satire

Headshots is a comedy series set in a photo studio. Each episode features a new character getting their picture taken for a bizarre reason.

100%

This project got the green light!

Ride in Progress

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A female-driven, R-rated comedy about the daunting task of finding your way back to yourself and to your friends after a breakup

100%

This project got the green light!

Inside the Notebook

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

After 12 years, Istar, the most wanted girl in Egypt, returns to finally reunite with her mother. Ready to fight the Pharaoh and his army.

100%

This project got the green light!

PSYCHICOLOGIST

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

An introverted psychology grad student is disrupted by a psychic puppet insisting on teaching her about intuition and human connection.

81%

This project got the green light!

Hello From Taiwan

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

A Taiwanese American family living in California in the late 1980s struggles to re-unite across cultural and language barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

Dorris, 85

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

An elderly woman, Dorris, celebrates her husband’s eighty-fifth birthday without him.

120%

This project got the green light!

Alien Guy Tim

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Documentary

An outcast, Alien Guy Tim, wants to prove that he has been abducted by aliens, but faces many obstacles along the way.

140%

This project got the green light!

Disfluency

Commerce Charter Township, Michigan Film Feature
Drama, Comedy

Jane spends the summer after college at her family's lake house where she continues to cope with PTSD after date rape.

124%

This project got the green light!

The Sympathy Card

Boston, Massachusetts Film Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

When Emma’s cancer takes a turn, she presents her wife Josie a deathbed order: find someone new while Emma is still around to help.

85%

This project got the green light!

AUGGIE

Fairfield, Connecticut Film Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Forced into early retirement, a man falls in love with his new augmented reality companion, driving away his wife and daughter.

103%

This project got the green light!

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