Screenwriter – Jean Galliano
I am an award-winning screenwriter, with 10 First Place Wins and over 40 international Nominations for my screenplay, Desposyni, currently in pre-production with SWE-Films.com.
Taboo Candy is now taking the screenplay competition circuit by storm with 5 wins and over 20 nominations as of August 2021. The play was inspired by real life events that my best friend and I experienced as young teenage girls living in a typical Philadelphia neighborhood in the 1970’s.
I have always had a deep passion for literary expression starting with poems at the ripe old age of 12. To date, I have written two books titled “Angel’s Eye” and “…is… what a Poet said” published in 2012 and 2017 respectively.
One of my greatest joys over the last 20 years has been learning to write screenplays! This is where I really found my calling as a writer. It is a magical format!
I have written multiple screenplays inspired by mystical Christianity. In contrast, Taboo Candy is an exploration of the darker side of my experience.
It has hot muscle cars, car races, motorcycles, forbidden sex, drugs, and Rock-n-Roll. But this is not a surface tale, there are authentic emotions and genuine love embodied within the child hearts of these young girls.
I am currently in the process of writing a TV pilot for a project which will shock and inspire the audience – the subject matter will be revealed at a later date.
I left home at the tender age of 16 and married a rock musician.
I moved to New York City in 1974 and performed burlesque on Broadway. Additionally, I was modeling and doing make up work for magazines and film. In the 70’s I personally adorned the covers of men’s magazines internationally.
I returned to Philadelphia in the mid 80’s and pursued a 35-year career in the holistic health field and as a working fine and fabrication artist.
Jean Galliano and I grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same schools and hung out with the same people, leading to the co-creation of this play which is based on our real-life experiences.
Our lives collided but our paths split taking us on uniquely different but equally forbidden journeys.
I am currently exploring my internal life by engaging in writing projects like Taboo Candy, which Jean and I both found as a means of creative expression and therapy.
Our lifelong friendship has been maintained from those early years as adolescents whereby we continue to co-create as mature adults reflecting on decades of life experience.
I am both honored and excited to have collaborated with an award-winning screenwriter like Jean who is also my lifelong best friend. I hope you enjoy our story!