Hey, I'm Melissa!

Weehawken, Hudson County

I'm an actress in New York City and a graduate of The NY Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. I'm the creator/writer/actress (and many other hats) of the award winning horror anthology series, "Or So the Story Goes" and also recently wrapped a strong supporting role in the upcoming film, At the End of the Day. I can also be seen in the lead role in the horror film, Messenger of Wrath on Amazon. I'm a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association. 

 

In my spare time I love to write, camp, watch bad scifi tv and spend time with my amazing wife and two adorable (and cliche) cats. ;) 

 

I also am a micro columnist for Stareable.com and teach acting & filmmaing for children and teens.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

fishing

Los Angeles Series
Crime, Romantic Comedy

In an effort to find love and justice in an internet world, a group of friends end up knee-deep in a catfish scam ring.

82%

This project got the green light!

Utopia Planitia Season 1

Minneapolis Series
Sci-Fi, Thriller

Three Martian colonist independently investigate a mysterious death that will unravel the fiction of their utopia.

101%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.

81%

This project got the green light!

Sam and Pat Are Depressed... season 2!

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Depressed roommates Sam and Pat navigate living with mental illness through dark humor, profanity, and takeout.

253%

This project got the green light!

Seed of Doubt

Rochester Feature
Thriller

Melissa and Scott’s dream home turns into a nightmare when they take on new tenants to make ends meet.

80%

This project got the green light!

Maiden

New York Feature
Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.

100%

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!

One Bird at a Time

Portland Series
Comedy, Drama

When do-gooder and lovable neurotic Julie strives to save the neediest and the craziest in the world, she has to start in her own backyard.

105%

This project got the green light!

Or So the Story Goes: Knock Knock

Weehawken Series
Horror, Thriller

Or So the Story Goes brings alive a new terrifying tale- a home invasion horror story based on 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'.

94%

This project got the green light!

New Recruits

Fremont Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

New Recruits is a military satire about why young men and women choose to serve in the Army and the headstrong leadership that prepares th

88%

This project got the green light!

Cohabitation

Milwaukee Feature
Drama, Thriller

While a former paramedic lives a low-key life to cope with PTSD, her new roommate has other plans, and a vendetta against medical personnel.

103%

This project got the green light!

Wasteland

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A comedian rescues her estranged sister from being alone in LA and they fall apart together.

84%

This project got the green light!

Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill Short
Comedy

Two dads try to spend a nice day at the park with their daughters and end up avenging their life's failures upon a group of obnoxious teens.

137%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

104%

This project got the green light!

The Forgotten

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Western

In the Old West, two women must defy the bigotry of their time to save an innocent life.

114%

This project got the green light!

Park Slope Moms

New York Series
Comedy

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.

111%

This project got the green light!

Millie

New York Short
Drama, Thriller

On a journey to an old beach house, two women get lost in each other and explore the mysterious mirroring that occurs between them.

104%

This project got the green light!

At The End Of The Day

Lakeland Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A conservative Christian professor finds himself in a gay support group to stop their launch of an LGBT homeless teen shelter.

96%

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!

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