Stacey Ashworth is a Canadian screenwriter, director, and script / story analyst currently living in British Columbia. She has completed both her BFA in creative writing at the University of Victoria, and her MFA in screenwriting at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has won awards, as well as made the top 12% of the Nicholl Fellowship.
Stacey has had her work optioned in Los Angeles, as well as in Victoria, where she’s currently doing rewrites on her feature, RED SUNRISE OVER NORWALK, with Portland director, Martin Vavra, as part of his mentorship program through AMC. Her short film, NO BREATH PLAY, which she wrote, directed and produced, premiered at the Portland Film Festival, as well as won the Metropol Audience Award for Best Short at the Victoria Film Festival. She co-wrote the feature film, OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS, which is currently in post-production, and also aided rewrites on the Student Academy Award nominated short, THE MIDWIFE’S HUSBAND.
Her script / story analyst experience extends to reading scripts for Sundance in preparation for their Screenwriters Lab, for indie producers in Los Angeles, providing professional script analysis services, as well as teaching screenwriting at the University of Texas at Austin and, as of 2018, at the University of Victoria’s Creative Writing department as a Screenwriting Sessional Instructor. Stacey also leads a variety of screenwriting lectures/workshops at film societies and schools, and was the President of the Board of Directors at CineVic: Society of Independent Filmmakers for two years.