Litza believes that a good story shows us the world as it is, as well as how it could be. She loves building interesting worlds and asking challenging questions.
Litza specializes in high concept Horror, grounded Sci-Fi and Fantasy (animation & musical). Her work features strong female characters and ranges from light fantasy/adventure with universally resonant themes, to darker horror/sci-fi with sociopolitical and environmental themes.
Litza was awarded an I.S.A. fellowship for her Screenplay ‘The City of Clouds’. This screenplay was also a quarter-finalist in the Screen Craft Animation competition, and her TV Pilot ‘Blood, Water, Dust’ has been shortlisted in multiple competitions including The Writer’s Lab (finalist), Blue Cat, & Screen Craft.
Writing samples available upon request.
Blood. Water. Dust.
Status: spec pilot, pitch doc, look book. Seeking partners.
Genre: Detective / Mexican Gothic Horror
Sheriff Blake wants to save her town. Dusty wants to break a curse. And Bola wants revenge.
In La Roja, drought isn’t the only thing to be afraid of.
LOGLINE: During the heatwave of 1978, a drought-ravaged American town is visited by a water-sucking entity with the horrifying ability to desiccate all it touches. And when the local Sheriff sets out to investigate, she encounters a bi-racial Maya girl (15) who has come to America in search of her father. Together, they must confront a centuries-old curse before the men and the town disintegrate into dust.
Finalist for Writer’s Lab UK (Dirty Films, Cate Blanchett) 2021
Quarter Finalist Blue Cat, Screen Craft 2020
The City of Clouds
Feature Film (104 min)
Status: spec script, seeking partners
Genre: Animation / Fantasy / Adventure
LOGLINE: After her father disappears during a routine cargo flight, ten-year-old MAY discovers that she can fly. And on her quest to find him, she uncovers a secret about her ancestry and learns that flying isn’t the only surprising thing she can do.
WON: ISA Fellowship, Stowe Story Labs 2020
Quarter-Finalist: Screen Craft Animation 2020
Where the River Meets the Sea
Feature Film (adaptation)
Status: First 15 pgs, outline, seeking partners
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Queer
LOGLINE: After a young lesbian shoots herself in the head and her corpse transmutes into gold, she’s ferried to a 'carnivalesque' limbo below the Cajun swamp. In this strange underworld, she must navigate Vodou tricksters, alchemists and her past in order to return to the living world and reverse the magic that’s wreaking havoc on her family.
adapted from the unpublished novel 'Where the River Meets the Sea' by Raven Hinojosa
Genre: Detective / Sci-Fi
It’s 2056 and everything has a price, including love.
LOGLINE: When a beleaguered detective discovers the body of a senator in her sister’s bedroom with a controversial substance in his blood, she covers up the crime. But when her sister vanishes, she risks more than her career to uncover the truth about a drug that induces a ‘love’ state that is indistinguishable from the real thing, and the powerful political cartel that profits from it.
Status: Story Outline
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 and husband. But she gets more than she bargains for when her beliefs around consciousness, reality, time and…mushrooms are upended.
Safety In Numbers
Feature Film (115 min)
Status: spec script, producer attached (seeking partners)
Genre: Buddy Comedy / Sci-Fi Musical
LOGLINE: City Manager, GREY BUKOWSKI (30s) hates musicals, then one day – via an interstellar wormhole – he wakes up in one.
Semi-Finalist in Screenwriting International’s ‘Table Read My Screenplay’ 2016
Listed In Capitol Film’s ‘Top 100’ 2017