Pursues ordinary stories in extraordinary times via a biracial, female lens.
Zoe Mitchell is an American screenwriter and producer. She wrote, produced, and directed her debut dramatic short film, BERNADETTE (2020), and wrote and produced for Scattamooch Productions her first feature length film, GRASSLAND (2024). She was also co-writer and executive producer on another Scattamooch Production that is currently in the festival circuit, PAPER PLANE.
For Bernadette, she received the Spirit Award from MINT Film Festival as well as Best Editing from the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, France. Her productions have won and been recognized by organizations such as Austin Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, WeScreenplay, Web Series Festival Global, Lift-Off Global Network, and Indie Short Fest.
Mitchell was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated in 2016 from Berklee College of Music. She was also a masters in screenwriting candidate at EICAR Film and Television school in Paris, France in 2018. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California where she continues to hone her craft and watch endless British TV.
Influences include: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michaela Coel, Donald Glover, Billy Wilder, JD Salinger, and Colette.
An ailing mother confronts her deteriorating health and her inability to care for her troubled daughter.
• In festival circuit
Jo, a mixed-race outcast who finds pleasure in solitude, must face the pressures of societal expectation and put herself in the deep-end of her dueling cultures.
• Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival
Screenplay Competition (2023)
After the death of her mother, an urbanized twenty-year-old journeys to a cattle ranch in search of answers about her past and future.
• Best Cinematography Winner, Manhattan
Film Festival (2023)
Delphi, an ivy league graduate, struggles to keep her alcoholic mother, apathetic sister, and new dead-end job in line after losing a prestigious position at the Washington Post.
• Quarterfinalist, WeScreenplay TV Contest
Frankie, a one-track minded introvert, moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of becoming an auto mechanic.
• Best Pilot winner, Web Series Festival Global
• Official Selection, Lift-Off Global Network
• Official Selection, Indie Short Fest (2021)