Stephanie Sanditz

Biography

Stephanie Ann Sanditz was born and raised in Broken Heart, Missouri. After attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, earning a Dean's Honors BFA in both Writing and Acting, she cobbled together rent using different aliases to write Advice Columns and Bar Reviews. Then, after a brief stint studying dance in Indonesia, riding a motorcycle down the coast of Vietnam, acting in many plays and independent films, and touring with a circus, she decided to embrace her roots and write a screenplay about life growing up in the Midwest. That script, Broken Heart, MO, was a Tribeca Film Festival All Access Award recipient for New Voices in Screenwriting and is currently in development. After Tribeca, Stephanie launched her writing career. She most recently sold her original series, The High Life, to Mila Kunis' production company Orchard Farms, and ABC Signature Studios, loosely based on her own life. Before that she wrote and created the show, Chat. Like. Love., for AwesomenessTV which debuted in 2017 to great numbers. She is also adapting the feature film, God on a Harley, for Mimi Gitlin (Thelma and Louise). Just prior to these projects she, adapted Christina Lauren's best-selling, Beautiful Bastard, for Constantin Films and Impact Pictures (Resident Evil) which was optioned by Lionsgate. Before that she was hired to adapt Cassandra Clare's, Infernal Devices, the epic prequel trilogy to the Mortal Instruments franchise released worldwide for Screen Gems, and Sony and currently turned into Freeform's hit show, The Shadow Hunters. Other feature credits include adaptation of femme-powered graphic novel, Shi, also for Mimi Gitlin (Thelma & Louise) and Constantin Films, and YA Thriller, Cathy's Book for Germany's UFA Cinema (The Physician) and Fourth Wall Studios.. She wrote a feature of Meg Cabot's Best Selling book series and The Mediator for Greenestreet Films (Thank You For Smoking) and then developed it as a TV Series with FreMantle Media (American Idol). She also produced, wrote and starred in a short film, Snuggle Bunny, along with Zosia Mamet from HBO's Girls, which was showcased by Funny or Die and purchased by Tribeca Film's Tribeca Picture Show. Other projects in development include comedy-action flick Star Power with Carsten Lorenz (Independence Day 2), action Romance film with Richard Wenk (The Equalizer) neo-noire rom-com, Moving Picture, which was a Gotham International Film Festival Semi-Finalist, and television series, Show Me States, exploring the fascinating world of riverboat gambling. As an actress she stars as the comedic sidekick, September, in digital series 37 Problems, which was accepted into the Tribeca Film Festivals New Media Program, written and directed by Lisa Ebersole (Brother) and Produced by Tom Nunan (Crash). Look out for her in Alex and Steve Allrich's upcoming Blind Date, college comedy DisOrientation, as the evil 'Bombshell,' in Puppet Master X, Way Down in Chinatown, Sweet Illusions, which premiered at 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and Miramax's Kate & Leopold. TV credits include Time's Up, Jilted, Young and the Restless, Law & Order: Law & Order Criminal Intent, Comedy Central pilot, Amuse Bouche and her first role, on Stranger's With Candy with Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert. She's currently helping develop and raise money for for the St. Louis Library ForWord Fund Literacy Foundation in response to the Ferguson riots, with her father, and friend Beau Willimon (House of Cards) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men). Her sister, Lisa Sanditz, is a successful painter.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Watch Cinderella and the Secret Prince English Animated Film [1970] January 1, 1970