Screen Writer

Litza is a female genre writer who writes stories about what happens when worlds collapse – socially, politically, environmentally, or psychologically – with a focus on complex female characters.  Litza won an I.S.A. fellowship for her Screenplay The City of Clouds, and her TV Pilot Blood, Water, Dust has been shortlisted in multiple competitions including The Women in Film Writer’s Lab (finalist).

Writing samples available upon request.

The Pareto Principle

Dance Horror

Feature Film (110 min)

Status: spec script, director attached

Genre: Dance Horror

A surreal and kaleidoscopic tale of power, passion and punishment set in 1980s Chicago.

LOGLINE:  An unlikely friendship between a sexually fluid Brit and a wealthy debutante with hidden powers, turns deadly when they unleash vengeful magic at prom that causes their classmates to dance to their deaths.

Blood. Water. Dust.

TV Series

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

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

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

Copelia’s Heart

Feature Film

Status: Outline

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.

The Everything

Feature Film

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.

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

Safety In Numbers

Feature Film (115 min)

Status: spec script

Genre: Buddy Comedy / Sci-Fi Musical

LOGLINE:  Mayoral candidate ELEANOR GREYSON (30s) hates musicals, then one day – via an interstellar wormhole – she wakes up in one.

Semi-Finalist in Screenwriting International’s ‘Table Read My Screenplay’ 2016

Listed In Capitol Film’s ‘Top 100’ 2017