Writer, Starlight

Marisa Torelli-Pedevska is a USC MFA screenwriting candidate who writes about belonging—the thing we’re all searching for. Her hour-long drama, Starlight, won the Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize, in addition to USC’s Sloan Screenwriting Award. Her feature script, Take Me Home, won the Jay Roach Endowed Scholarship. Marisa is the co-founder of Inevitable Foundation, a nonprofit that funds and mentors disabled screenwriters.