The daughter of divorced working-class parents, April Austin, grew up in Dayton, Ohio, the town that is randomly mentioned in a lot of movies/TV shows when they need an obscure go-to Midwestern town to reference. As much as Hollywood would like to put her city on the map she always had an eagerness to escape this small town life.
So, she devoted many years to studying character development through 9 to 5 jobs while taking on the huge responsibility of motherhood. At age 30, she put her years of studying characters to good use and applied it to screenwriting. Over eight years later, she has written six TV specs, seven TV pilots, two feature films, a blog about her screenwriting journey and a produced one page monologue.
Throughout the years she’s listened to multiple screenwriting podcasts, taken several online classes, and got the opportunity to pitch in front of industry members at the Austin Film Festival in 2015. The festival was also the starting ground for “an international collective of #womeninfilm who stand for equality & promote, support, & empower female presence both in front of and behind the camera,” called The Story Broads, which she’s proud to be a founding member of.
Her latest TV pilot was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Macro Episodic Lab. She continues to learn the craft of screenwriting and grow as a writer while experiencing life, developing more ideas and writing more scripts in hopes of finally landing her dream job and moving to LA.