Bonnie Maffei’s screenplays range from Sci-Fi to Drama to Comedy, with a touch of the supernatural and out-of-the-box imaginative worlds. She’s written twelve feature scripts, a TV series and three YA books. Some of her honors include Official Selection at L.A. International Screenplay Awards and the VWIFF, Vancouver Women in Film Festival, and four awards at the Moondance International Film Festival. Bonnie is an Alumna of Hal Croasmun’s ScreenwritingU Master Screenwriter Course, and was recently awarded a scholarship to attend his Career Launch Event in Burbank, California. She’s now part of a team of screenwriters that meet weekly, and who are committed to helping one another succeed in the business. Her award-winning script, “Becoming Picasso” is currently in development with Mania Entertainment.
Maffei studied Eurythmy, an art of movement developed by Rudolf Steiner, at the Schule fur Eurythmishe Art und Kunst in Berlin, Germany, as well as Therapeutic Eurythmy, a healing art, in London, England, receiving two diplomas from The Goetheanum in Switzerland. She is also an accomplished painter and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from SJSU, San Jose State University, California. She’s taught art, Eurythmy and writing in Rudolf Steiner schools, Camphill schools and adult communities for the developmentally disabled, and given countless public workshops around the world for over 25 years. Each year, she acts as reader and judge at the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay and Short Story Challenges, the Electric City Film Schenectady Script Competition and the Cincinnati Film Festival.