Andie Bottrell is a published writer whose work can be read on hundreds of medical sites all over the Internet. Her poetry and short stories can be read in various publications both online and in print including the Blue Collar Review, Finding the Beat and UH Magazine, where her work has been translated into Italian. Andie's screenplay Do What You Do won 3rd place in the Comedy Division of the 2011 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition and was an official finalist in the Hollywood Screenplay Competition and a top finalist in the Script Showcase. Andie has written, directed, edited and acted in several short films including the Creative Arts Film Festival and American Academy of Dramatic Arts Alumni Film Festival selected short film Who is the Man in Black? Her short film Mind of Mercer was nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Experimental Short Film for the Perfect Spirit Film Awards at CAFF. She has completed three full length plays Mad or Married, A Surrogate Life, and (I still want) A Little More. Her one-act Fear premiered at The Vagrancy’s 2013 Bacchanalia. Andie is a "Person of Interest" who guest blogs for the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative Blog (LAFPI)- a terrific resource for women theatre artists in Los Angeles (and beyond). Andie also taught a Young Adult Writing Group for teens and young adults for a year at the Springfield Regional Arts Council. Andie frequently reads selections of her work at BookMarx monthly Local Writer Reading Series. Currently, Andie is working on a book of handwritten and illustrated poetry.
Available on Request:
Title: Walburga (screenplay)
Logline: A group of friends at an anniversary dinner desperately try to recall the true story of Walburga Oesterreich (the woman who kept her lover in the attic), each with contradicting details and sympathies that reveal more about their own sordid relationships than the story itself.
Title: (i still want) A Little More (full length play)
A play in two acts with three characters (2F, 1M) that explores the line between loving pacifism and pointless masochism. It also examines our very human compulsion to constantly be seeking a little more of one thing or another for better or worse. Rul and Damen are writing partners. Damen and Silvia are married. Rul is in love with Damen. Silvia is pregnant and wants it. Damen doesn't. Rul wants love. Silvia wants new life. Damen wants control. Shake and watch it all explode.
Reactions: "There was this sense of rhythm in the dialogue however each moment was still so unpredictable. Each line was loaded with the possibility of everything falling apart." - Maggie Blake
PUBLIC READINGS: Tuesday, February 18th at 7pm Play Club West presented a staged reading of (i still want) A LITTLE MORE at J.E.T. Studios in North Hollywood
Title: Do What You Do (screenplay)
Logline: Relationship troubles brew for young 30 year olds, Derrick and Anne, when a death in the family throws an incestuous curve ball that leads them to seek out the help of a cross-dressing, dildo-weilding psychologist.
Coverage: "Hilarious!" "I love that you made your characters entertaining and unique individuals rather than romantic comedy stereotypes." "Overall, it's a solid script that has the potential to make a fun and commercially viable movie. It flows well and it never got boring."
Awards: Won 3rd place in the Comedy Division of the 2011 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition and was an official finalist in the Hollywood Screenplay Competition and a top finalist in the Script Showcase.
Title: Lady Killer! (novel)
About: Victoria McDowell is a woman who has grown up under a very large and imposing shadow of expectation. Poised to become America’s biggest superstar of the silver screen, she has won the heart of the nation. By all accounts given from grocery store onlookers and tabloid writers alike Victoria’s life looks abundantly charmed. Little do they know the dark pain that rages beneath the surface of her saccharine skin is about to erupt and forever alter the coarse of history in the most gruesome and violent ways imaginable.
Read more of Andie's short stories, poetry, and one-acts on her blog! Interested in requesting a script? Contact her today!