Litza is interested in how and why we tell stories, and how these stories influence the world around us. She believes that a good story shows us the world as it is, as well as how it could be. She has always been curious about people and what makes them tick. And she loves building interesting worlds and asking challenging questions.
Litza was recently awarded an I.S.A. fellowship for her Screenplay ‘City of Clouds’ to attend the 2020 Stowe Story Lab. This screenplay was also a quarter-finalist in the ScreenCraft Animation competition, and her screenplays ‘Blood, Water, Dust’ and ‘Safety in Numbers’ have been shortlisted in multiple competitions including Blue Cat, ScreenCraft, Nashville, Capital Films Hot 100 and ISA Table-Read London.
Writing samples available upon request.
Status: In development
Genre: Sci-fi Horror / Mindbending
LOGLINE: A grief stricken physics professor participates in a controversial DMT (N-dimethyltryptamine) study in the hopes of communicating with her recently deceased daughter. But she gets more than she bargains for when her beliefs around consciousness, reality and the nature of time are upended.
The City of Clouds
Feature Film (105 min)
Status: Seeking partners, shopping
Genre: Animation / Fantasy / Adventure
LOGLINE: After her father disappears during a routine cargo flight, ten-year-old MAY discovers that she can fly. So she sets out on a quest to find him, and discovers that flying isn’t the only surprising thing she can do.
WON: ISA Fellowship, Stowe Story Labs 2020
Quarter-Finalist: Screen Craft Animation 2020
Blood. Water. Dust.
Status: Pilot Script & Pitch Doc
Genre: Detective / Mexican Gothic Horror
TAG: Baca County didn’t have much water to begin with. And its newest resident is awfully thirsty.
LOGLINE: It’s 1978. And in a town ravaged by droughts and dust storms, a dog dies from extreme dehydration. But when a strange cake is found near the carcass, the local sheriff must solve the mystery before the town, and all of its male residents disintegrate into dust
Safety In Numbers
Feature Film (115 min)
Status: screenplay complete, producer attached (seeking partners)
Genre: Buddy Comedy / Sci-Fi Musical
LOGLINE: City Manager, GREY BUKOWSKI (30s) hated musicals, then one day – via an interstellar wormhole – he woke up in one.
Semi-Finalist in Screenwriting International’s ‘Table Read My Screenplay’ 2016
Listed In Capitol Film’s ‘Top 100’ 2017
SYNOPSIS: Small-town City Manager, Greyson Bukowski (27) is losing his bid for re-election. This is no surprise, considering he’s a cynical, curmudgeonly old wolf in a young sheep’s clothing.
To boost his image, Grey’s campaign manager encourages him to publicly support the town’s annual musical. After all, musicals ‘have heart’ and Grey desperately needs to show the voters that he has one. The trouble is, Grey hates musicals. So Grey refuses and instead votes to cancel the show. And when Grey goes to inform LUCY LOCKWOOD (27) – the town’s musical director – of the cancellation, they are both transported to an alternate musical reality, a kind of ‘musical deliverance’ where the locals communicate everything through song and dance. Of course, Grey is in hell, while Lucy is in heaven.
Impulsive, emotional and irrational, Lucy is the chalk to Grey’s cheese, and a thorn in his side. But they must work together to learn the rules of the world and find a way home. In the end, Grey’s black and white life is transformed into technicolor when he finally opens his heart and realizes that the cheese doesn’t always have to stand alone.
Short Film (15 min)
Status: Screenplay Complete
Genre: Fantasy Western
LOGLINE: In a world where water is as expensive as oil, a lonely immigrant seeks refuge.
Genre: Detective / Sci-Fi
TAG: It’s 2056 and everything has a price, including love.
LOGLINE: After her sister vanishes, a beleaguered detective discovers the body of a senator in her sister’s bedroom with Eros Soma in his blood – a controversial substance that induces a chemical ‘love’ state that is indistinguishable from the real thing.
SYNOPSIS: KAT BISHOP (40s) is a detective in a bankrupt police department trying her best to protect her team and her community. But when she discovers the body of a senator in her sister’s bedroom, she hides the body and covers up the crime. After her sister vanishes and Kat finds Eros Soma in the senator’s blood – a controversial substance that induces a chemical ‘love’ state that is indistinguishable from the real thing – she risks more than her career to locate her sister and uncover the truth about the drug and the powerful political cartel that profits from it.