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Hey, I'm Courtney!

Los Angeles, California

Courtney Hope Thérond is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where her short film Sex & German Grammar won awards for screenwriting and cinematography. After graduation she completed a Cinereach Film Fellowship focusing on social justice filmmaking. She has screened short films at several festivals, including Palm Springs, Indie Memphis, Sidewalk, Tallgrass, and Citizen Jane. The screenplay for her digital series Between Us Girls was a finalist in the 2016 Screencraft pilot launch competition, at the 2016 Austin Film Festival, and winner of Cinestory 2017.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Born Still

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Western

For the women of the Civil War, the battle to maintain a home can be just as bloody, and even life-threatening.

51%

42 days left

204 followers

Hatched

New York Short
Drama

After a recent personal loss, one woman's grief turns to obsession as she searches for clues about missing children in a national forest.

87%

This project got the green light!

TAKE ME TO THE STARS

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

Carl, a ten year old boy, struggles to deal with the aftermath of losing his mother , while healing with his dad.

90%

This project got the green light!

Blind Date

Los Angeles Short
Romantic Comedy, Action

Gloria's blind date with Nick takes an unexpected turn when he begins to suspect that their lives could be in danger.

102%

This project got the green light!

Ripley Improvised Feature

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Experimental

Ripley Improv presents Improvised Movie - a completely improvised film based on a single suggestion.

104%

This project got the green light!

Wolf

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A girl who lost the love of her life to schizophrenia goes on a journey to win him back in this haunting, funny, sensual tale

107%

This project got the green light!

PURE

Los Angeles Series
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A warrior and her unlikely ally journey to the Annex, escape the Dissension and face sacrifice in a genetically divided future.

101%

This project got the green light!

End of Summer

Los Angeles Short
Family, LGBTQ

En route to their daughter’s College Move-In Day, a family’s car ride takes an unexpected turn when the father is struck by a heart attack.

114%

This project got the green light!

Gaining & Losing

New York Short
Drama

On the road to eating disorder recovery, Nina’s past threatens her success. Will the pressure be too much?

109%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

A Crazy Thought

Cottonwood Series
Documentary

A groundbreaking docuseries that reimagines youth mental health for the sake of our children and our world.

100%

This project got the green light!

Conversations in Apartment 3A

New York Series
Comedy

A comedic web series about two women in their late-20s facing the realities of living in New York City.

125%

This project got the green light!

Romance Analyst

New York Feature
Comedy

A platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.

102%

This project got the green light!

Period

Austin Short
Documentary

A documentary about the unheard needs of unheard women.

86%

This project got the green light!

Rendezvous in Chicago: Three Tales of Love in the Windy City

Chicago Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO is a short comedic feature comprised of three vignettes, each corresponding to the different phases of a relationship.

101%

This project got the green light!

Roots of Fire

Lafayette Feature
Documentary, Music

The story behind a new generation of musicians keeping one of America’s last true cultures alive in the heart of Louisiana.

102%

This project got the green light!

Comedic Timing

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

An improv teacher helps her all-women class sort out their personal lives as hers careens out of control.

106%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Care & Keeping Of Your Woman

Los Angeles Short
Satire

A How-Not-To Guide For The Modern Man

191%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

Talk to the Hands

Riverside Feature
Comedy, Romance

When a couple is in love, different languages and cultures just fall on deaf ears, for real!

82%

This project got the green light!

The Book Keepers

Roanoke Feature
Documentary, Family

A father and son crisscross the country to fulfill a dying wish, ensure a legacy and find solace after tragic personal loss.

111%

This project got the green light!

Sirens

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Fantasy

A mermaid is asked to use her powers of hypnosis to help a woman forget her son who was killed by a police officer.

91%

This project got the green light!

Anna's Documentary

New York Feature
Documentary

What happens when you receive a diagnosis that changes your life in a heartbeat? Anna embarks on a journey to find out and begin to heal.

101%

This project got the green light!

LIFE AT ALL COSTS - A Documentary Series Going Beyond Pro Choice Vs. Pro Life

Los Angeles Series
Documentary, News

Follow Asha Dahya, a former conservative Christian on her attempt to find common ground between pro choice and pro life.

114%

This project got the green light!

Final Refrain

Baltimore Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

In a dystopian world where art and music are forbidden, a passionate piano player must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice for her music.

105%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

A struggling actor finally gets her big break only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens.

85%

This project got the green light!

Deviant

Boulder Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

What's so great about being normal? In the"Perfect Society" all imperfect "deviants" are shot into space for the rest of their lives.

83%

This project got the green light!

This World Alone

Atlanta Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

An independent feature film about three women living in seclusion following a cataclysmic event that left the Earth without technology.

112%

This project got the green light!

Adapting

New York Short
Comedy

The (mostly) true story of a couple who begin the emotional, difficult and surprisingly ridiculous journey of adopting a baby.

103%

This project got the green light!

Good Girl

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Teen

A Latina teenager faces harsh realities and smashed hopes when she attends a party under false pretenses.

105%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.

106%

This project got the green light!

Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

The "pretty boy curse" may be over, but is their luck changing for the better? The Dudes make new friends and face new challenges.

88%

This project got the green light!

In Her Wake

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

An honest comedy about real tragedy. A brother and sister try to navigate through their mother's wake with high spirits.

85%

This project got the green light!

Loreen's Gotta Boogie

New York Short
Comedy, Music

Cultural misfit and aspiring dancer, Loreen, embarks on a journey of self discovery after stumbling upon an audition of a lifetime.

106%

This project got the green light!

Pasărea

Madrid Short
Drama, Foreign Film

There are millions of human slaves in the world- Vera is just one more. Hay milliones de esclavos en este mundo-Vera es solo una más.

142%

This project got the green light!

Michael And Michael Are Gay

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A satirical look at gay marriage through the eyes of two neurotic married misfits named Michael.

100%

This project got the green light!

Made Public

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

A fast-paced, poignant comedy about a groom whose reservations about marriage go viral on the eve of his wedding. *2017 Emergence Winner*

87%

This project got the green light!

Aloha

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Family

Aloha follows one new mom's quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn't go quite as planned.

81%

This project got the green light!

Female Friendly

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

A female-driven, buddy comedy about two women and their pursuit in female friendly porn production!

82%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles Series
Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

Girl Trip

Sacramento Short
Comedy, Horror

Best friends take a road trip that ends in bloodshed.

106%

This project got the green light!

Bottle Fed

Saint Louis Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Post break-up, a young mother chases after her "pre-baby" dreams by forming a stand-up comedy mom band with her best friend.

87%

This project got the green light!

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