Join us Thursday, June 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Seasons of Coeur d’Alene, 209 Lakeside Avenue, Coeur d’Alene ID 83814 for a preview of “The Merry Graingers,” Serena’s feature film that tells the story of a mysterious death; a feisty city girl; a snow storm; a Cuban lover, and a dysfunctional quirky family all thrown together under one roof, deep in the heart of the Palouse.
Now in post-production and scheduled for release at the end of the year, see more about the “Merry Graingers” at http://www.merrygraingers.com/.
Serena was born in Spokane, Washington and raised in Southern California. She spent every summer until the age of sixteen working on her family’s ranch. She drove wheat trucks, herded cattle, moved irrigation pipe, and lined hay bales. “The Merry Graingers” is a tribute to her family and the colorful characters in the region. Serena earned a B.A. in Economics at the University of Texas and an MBA from Texas Christian University. Serena’s first writing endeavor was a one-woman show that she herself performed in Los Angeles, directed by the illustrious Penny Allen. From there she ventured onto screenplays. Her first, “A Second Chance” won grand prize/first place in the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Competition presented at the Cannes Film Festival. Serena is proud to be an alumni of the prestigious Sundance Writer’s Lab. She has also attended its European counterpart, the Plume et Pellicule writers’ workshop sponsored by Dreamago in Sierre, Switzerland. She currently has several film and television projects in various stages of development.
Details will be announced of upcoming kNIFVES events and the latest news regionally and nationally regarding film and media.
The meeting is free to members and first time visitors. Lunch can be ordered from an abbreviated luncheon menu, or from the regular menu. Lunch orders are placed and paid for when you enter.