About screenplays, Life, Love, and Dream
If you ask me, “Why do you write screenplays for Families?” My answer is, “It is my Life, my Love, and my Dream.”
I penned my first play in my Mom’s kindergarten class . . . The actors were 4 and 5 years old and I was 9. The play was a great success and soon our group of actors was invited to other kindergartens 🙂
In childhood, when I was hearing the question “What do you want to do when you grow up?” I answered, “I want to be a school teacher, write stories, draw, and create animation movies!” As an adult, I found other paths but they always had a connection with children. I loved to paint and wrote notes or poems but I never thought about a professional career as a writer and artist.
I was always very busy. I studied at a second university, worked at a school and was raising my three children who were little, very active, and had many questions “Why?” I never thought about writing plays for professional theater, but I created a puppet theater at home for my kids and supported theater projects at the school.
Sometimes Life asks us, “Are you really ready to follow your Love and Dream?” My heart kept my childhood dream and many years later I came back to my dream but now with many life experiences, especially of being a mom . . .
I just wrote from my heart . . .
One day, a theater director found and read a few of my fairy tales. He found my phone number and called . . . He said, “Good morning! I wish you a wonderful day! I wish that you would take the time and write a few lines for a play.”
I was grumpy with him as he called every day, but somehow I managed it. Three days later I gave him a manuscript and the director said, “I congratulate you! Today is the last day for submitting plays for the children’s play competition!” My first play received the special “Angel” prize . . .
When I was presented my prize, one of the famous members of the jury asked me, “How did you write this? I can’t believe that you have no education as a screenwriter! ” I answered, “I just wrote from my heart . . .” He then said, “I believe your stories go to children and adults in many countries of the world!”
About amazing support and inspiration
So, I started writing . . . Step by step, there were plays, scripts for film and children’s programs for TV and radio in Belarus. I really don’t know how and when I found the time to write for all these projects. Though, I believe that if we love what we do, we always find the time . . . From those first experiences, the successes and warm words from many people continue to inspire me.
I now live in the United States and continue to write, only now in English! My lovely husband Joff has been an amazing support and together we have started a Publishing House, step by step. In the 2020 year, together with new books with fairy tales, the first books from the series “Home Theater” will appear. Each book will have a small fairy tale and workshop on how to create heroes and designs. We hope these books will give joy to you and your family.
I will be happy if the films from my stories support families to create a happy life. I have only started to share what I create as a screenwriter. And . . . I have a wonderful helper for that! It is the child in my heart who has many questions “Why?” and who sees the beauty of our world with admiring eyes 🙂
It is my Life, my Love, and my Dream!
On this page, I shared with you the part of my dream my heart saved from my childhood . . . And if you ask me, “Why do you write screenplays for Families?” My answer is, “It is my Life, my Love, and my Dream!”
Below is a summary of my work. For more information, please refer to the professional platform for screenwriters organized by the great team at Coverfly.
With love, Olga Verasen
Children & Family movie
“Where Fairy Tales live?”
A successful business journalist’s idea causes laughter among his colleagues and a week of “rest” demand from his Boss. But his idea unexpectedly develops, thanks to the support of his family and two courageous mice.
Children & Family TV Show
Wise writer Jeffrey and his heroes know the secrets of Happy Home. As each Fairy Tale story unfolds, something happens that helps open the next secret of Happiness.
- The 2019 ScreenCraft Film Fund and Grant Program – finalist and
Red List Top of the year on Coverfly
Children & Family movie
“King Fear, Black Hole, and Magic Formula”
A brother and sister embark on an amazing journey into the magical land of four fairies. But the ever-present assistant of the King of Fear follows them and realizes a sinister plan.
Children & Family TV Show
“Adventures of Little Bird Why”
Little Bird Why has a lot of questions. In search of answers to them, many events happen that help her discover her own unique wonderful world.
Children & Family multi-series movie
“Golden Palace, Way of Ruler”
A little eastern boy dreams of finding the mysterious Golden Palace so he can make all people on Earth happy. Following the path of the Ruler all his life, he finds much more than he could have imagined . . .