TV Festival 1st Scene Reading: Pure, by Erika Hakmiller
1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY READINGS • 3m 58s
A 30 minute single camera comedy following Mary Smith, the most eligible pilgrim in New England whose life is turned upside down when an unexpected group of Puritans move in next door.
Narrator: Allison Kampf
Mary: Julie Sheppard
Peter: Steve Rizzo
Grace: Kyana Teresa
Paster Smith: Sean Ballantyne
Writer Biography - Erika Hakmiller
Erika Hakmiller is a Chicago based writer and comedian. She performs musical improv with Nite Brunch every Sunday at The Playground and is a regular performer at Improv Acadia in Bar Harbor, Maine. Back in Chicago she is the independent script supervisor for the iO Comedy Network, a director at Cold Reads, Hot Scripts, and an ensemble actor and writer for the iOCN team, Roll Models. Her comedy has been seen at Women’s Funny Fest, Chicago Sketchfest, iO Comedy Network, and The Mary Scruggs Works by Women Festival. Playwriting credits: Who’s Haunting? (Random Acts Chi), Break Through (Death & Pretzels), Lost and Found (The New Colony Associate Company), and A Better Brothers Grimm (The Second City Training Center). Publications: Word Brothel, The Belladonna Comedy, Little Old Lady Comedy, The Broadway Beat, and Break Through (Samuel French Anthology - Fall 2021). She has interned with The Belladonna Comedy and in the development department of Gulfstream Pictures at Warner Bros. She loves Maine, history, blueberry vodka, and in-unit laundry.