WriterGirl Karin


Writer of screenplays, fiction and brand stories.
Blogger at Final Draft.
Fairytale addict, Trekkie and Superhero Fangirl.

After seeing her first big screen movie 007: License to Kill at age six, a questionable parenting move she still thanks her parents for, Karin naturally became obsessed with writing action-infused stories. The next time she’d see Benicio del Toro was in person, twenty-six years later at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. He was there for the Sicario red carpet, she was there for her first produced short film in the basement of the Palais…same-same.

In between, Karin traded her small town for a Creative Writing Degree and urban life in the next city over, where she worked her way from magazine intern to interviewing Maggie Q, then went all-in on a freelance writing career. The pay-off was landing management with the same company as Princess Jasmine (because she’s a nerd like that) at Echo Lake Entertainment, a Top 3 placement in Final Draft’s Big Break, and the incomparable feeling of belonging in one’s own skin when behind her pink MacBook, make-believing.

Usually too terrified to talk, Karin is pro at becoming friends with the loudest person in the room. Stemming from an over-protective mother that created fear as a guiding principle for life, Karin’s favorite type of characters are women who stand up to the Big Bad…while she spends her own days editing screenplays and contributing to the Final Draft blog (everyone needs a day job), and not going into the woods she lives next to; because why would you tempt the dark side when there’s a perfectly paved road to walk?

THE POTENTIALS “Becoming Aphrodite”
2022 Stage32 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenwriting Competition Finalist
2022  Stage32 Female Driven Screenwriting Competition Semifinalist

2022  ScreenCraft Fellowship Quarterfinalist

2022  Stage32 Female Driven Screenwriting Competition Finalist
2021  ScreenCraft TV Pilot Quarterfinalist
2020  Table Read My Screenplay – Genre: Drama Top 100

2017   ITV Fest Official Screenplay Selection
2017  ScreenCraft Screenwriters Residency Program Semifinalist

2017  Hollyshorts Film Festival Official Screenplay Selection (an Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival)
2017  ScreenCraft Short Film Fund Semifinalist

THE FLASH “The Conductor”, spec script
2016  Final Draft Big Break Contest Top 3

THE OTHER ROOM, writer + director
2015  ScreenCraft Short Film Fund Semifinalist

2015   Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner

I’m represented by Echo Lake Entertainment’s Chelsea Benson.