Screen Writer

Litza is a genre writer who writes stories about what happens when worlds collapse – socially, politically, environmentally, and psychologically.  Litza won an I.S.A. fellowship for her Screenplay The City of Clouds in 2020, and her TV Pilot Blood, Water, Dust featured on the top 10 pilot list at Film Hub (2023), was a top 10 horror select for I.S.A. Table Read (2022) and was a finalist for The Women in Film  UK Writer’s Lab (2021)

Writing samples available upon request.

Blood, Water, Dust

Folk Horror, Detective

Television Series / Novel

Status: Spec pilot, pitch doc, look-book, bible

Sheriff Blake wants to save her town. Dusty wants to break a curse. And Bola wants revenge.

LOGLINE: In a two stoplight town plagued by drought, the dried-up husks of men start to appear. When the local Sheriff investigates, she encounters a bi-racial Maya girl (15) who is haunted by a centuries old curse.

Top Ten Pilots Film Hub 2023

Top Ten Horror in  I.S.A. Table Read Austin

Finalist for Writer’s Lab UK 2021

Quarter Finalist Blue Cat, Screen Craft 2020

The Pareto Principle

Dance Horror, Teen

Feature Film (110 min)

Status: spec script, director attached

Comps: It’s Stephen King’s Carrie with a dance twist, inside a dark mirror version of a classic 80s teen movie.

Music, magic and dance collide in a surreal and kaleidoscopic tale about power, passion & punishment.

LOGLINE: An unlikely friendship between a sexually fluid Brit and a wealthy debutante ends in horror – when a spell spirals out of control on prom night and turns a throng of dancing teens into a deadly danse-macabre.

The City of Clouds

Fantasy Adventure, Animation

Feature Film (104 min)

Status: spec script

Comps: The adventure of His Dark Materials (Pullman); the tone of Spirited Away (Miyazaki); the rotoscoped look of Undone.

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

Semi-Finalist: Screen Craft Animation, New Voices in Animation, Creative Screenwriting Animation

How To Be An Anticapitalist In The 21st Century

Television Documentary Series

Status: Pitch Deck, Video Pitch

Genre: Hybrid, Animation & Live Action

Through engaging animations, quirky dance numbers, in-depth interviews, and round-table discussions, this provocative and entertaining docu-series brings the history and myths of capitalism and its alternatives to life. 

LOGLINE: How to be an Anti-capitalist in the 21st Century” is an engaging new series inspired by the book by American Sociologist Erik Olin Wright, that explores how we can take concrete steps towards a sustainable, post-capitalist future

Copelia’s Heart

Sci-fi, Detective

Television Series

Status: One Page

Comps: The Feed, Severence, and Bladerunner

It’s 2036 and everything has a price, including love.

LOGLINE: When a beleaguered London detective discovers the body of a high level cabinet minister 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.

The Everything

Sci-fi Horror, Mindbending

Feature Film

Status:  Two Page, Story Outline

Comps: The world ending dread of Body Snatchers; the pregnancy
horror of Prevenge; and the metaphysical and philosophical
head-trips of Altered States and Arrival.

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.

Where the River Meets the Sea

Dark Fantasy, Queer

Feature Film (adaptation)

Status: First 15 pgs, outline, seeking partners

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

Safety In Numbers

Sci-fi Musical, Female Buddy Comedy

Feature Film (115 min)

Status: spec script

Comps:  A female Blues Brothers with the meta-musical comedy of Schmigadoon! and the  surreal politics of The Good Fight

LOGLINE:

Mayoral candidate Eleanor Greyson (24) dislikes three things: her arch-nemesis / ex-bestie / political opponent Krish, mosquitos and… musicals. So when she and Krish wake up in an all musical, all the time reality, the two frenemies must figure out a way to overcome their differences, and find a way home.

Semi-Finalist in Screenwriting International’s ‘Table Read My Screenplay’ (rom com version) 2016

Listed In Capitol Film’s ‘Top 100’ (rom com version) 2017