Hey, I'm Melissa!

Los Angeles, California

I am an actor, writer, filmmaker & coach.

I am PASSIONATE about storytelling.

I am an advocate for women's issues.

I am a scrappy go-getter who's projects have touched hearts/minds & challenged the status quo:

 

ALL I WANT

- An ensemble feature film about love, anxiety & the modern relationship 

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- A narrative short film about the threat to women's reproductive rights

HIS NAME IS NIV

- A narrative short film about consent

 

My Mom thinks I'm marrying Jake Gyllenhaal.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

JUNIPER - Feature Film

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy

An introverted millennial attempts to mourn her sister’s tragic death by escaping to solitude, but unexpected guests force her to confront

242%

This project got the green light!

CALLE DE LA RESISTENCIA: EL MUSICAL

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Musical, Drama

A journalist returns home after a devastating loss, only to later find himself in the middle of protests that will unite his entire nation.

110%

This project got the green light!

Stay With Me

Conway, Arkansas Film Feature
Drama

When a young woman begins to struggle with borderline personality disorder, her best friend and boyfriend struggle to help her survive.

104%

This project got the green light!

Becoming (El Devenir)

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Thriller

Evil has no consequences for an affluent Mexican young boy in this disturbing coming-of-age story about toxic masculinity & class inequality

88%

This project got the green light!

It's Okay

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

Reality isn't what it seems. Something strange is happening to Cam and Alex. Will they lose each other before they figure it out?

133%

This project got the green light!

Chasing Fletcher Allen (Formerly Stalking LeVar)

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

One woman's story in finding a balance between the external things that she believes she needs with the internal answers that she's been avo

89%

This project got the green light!

GRIT

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Frankie, a single woman in her late 30’s, discovers that due to an infertility issue, motherhood is suddenly a matter of now or never.

105%

This project got the green light!

Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Documentary

A group of the last surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots, all in their 90s, return to Avenger Field, for what may be their last reunion.

81%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

Biophilia

Petaluma, California Film Short
Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.

103%

This project got the green light!

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Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

A scripted ensemble dramedy based on nine real abortion stories

92%

This project got the green light!

Not Phillip And I

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Shorts Program

Dealing with loss, Sylvia returns home to her family to heal, instead she finds herself losing her grip, and embracing her eccentricities.

83%

This project got the green light!

The Openers

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

3 aspiring stand up comediennes are chronicled by an inexperienced film student as they try to pull off the biggest show of their lives.

100%

This project got the green light!

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