On April 18, 2015, Barry University Professor of English Andrea Greenbaum, PhD, was among 11 Sundance Institute Intensive Fellows who attended a day-long screenwriting workshop led by longtime Sundance Institute Labs Creative Advisor Joan Tewkesbury.
The first Sundance Institute program of its kind to come to Miami, the Sundance Institute, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomed the Fellows for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive as part of the Institute’s efforts to create new opportunities to engage and support burgeoning filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, artistic practices, and regions around the country.
Greenbaum was selected as a Sundance Institute Intensive Fellow for her project, 36, a psychological-paranormal thriller about a widower, unraveled by his grief, who comes to believe that the world will end unless he can locate and gather the Lamid Vovnicks — 36 righteous individuals mentioned in the Jewish mystical texts of Kabbalah and Talmud. Their role, unbeknownst to them, is to justify the purpose of humankind; and his job is to find them before it’s too late.
Greenbaum has previous experience in the film industry as a professional reader for Viacom, Tri-Star, New World, and Phoenix Pictures. She has published five books in addition to many short stories. Her previous awards include the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Member Award (also won in 2008), the Cecile Roussell Fellowship for Faculty Development, the Wilkowski International Fellowship, and the Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, Award for Outstanding Scholarship, as well as the Anspaugh Fiction Award for The Seltzerman,” and the Bayboro Fiction Award for “Allies.”
The Sundance Institute Intensive is supported through a multi-year collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which has a shared commitment to cultivating independent artists. For more information on Greenbaum’s project, visit: http://www.sundance.org/.