Amy Quick Parrish is the author Into Dust - The Thunderbird Chronicles, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Teen Action/Adventure and Into the Storm - The Thunderbird Chronicles Book 2, a bestseller in SciFi/Time Travel. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she began her film career as an intern for Richard Linklater’s Detour Filmproduction and as an apprentice at the Austin Film Society. Her screenplay, The Court of Lions, won the Spirit of Moondance Award at the Moondance International Film Festival and her short film, Hokey Smokes! Frank Allison and the Odd Sox won an Award of Merit at the Indie Fest. Other screenplays and pilot scripts and teleplays have placed well in contests such as The Austin Film Festival, Sundance Screenwriting Labs, Slamdance, the BlackList, Page, WeScreenplay, Scriptapalooza, and more. Her shorts have screened at film festivals across the country. Most recently, the short horror film she wrote and directed, 40 Bucks, premiered at the Hang Onto Your Shorts Festival in Asbury Park, NJ in April 2018.
SemiFinalist, Slamdance Screenwriting Competition
#1 SciFi Disaster Pilot April 2018- The Black List, Quarterfinalist WeScreenplay Contest 2018
40 Bucks (short) Writer/Director/Producer 2018
Official Selection: HOTYS Film Festival
Unreflected - Writer - 2014
Hokey Smokes! Frank Allison & the Odd Sox (short doc) Director/Producer 2008
Winner: Award of Merit, Indie Fest La Jolla, CA
Into Dust Web Series Writer/director/producer 2008-2010
Premiered on Infinyt Hour, Official Selection: LA Skins Fest
#1 Amazon Teen Superhero Bestseller
Amazon SciFi/Time Travel Bestseller
The Atlantic "Advice to High School Graduates: You Are Not Special" 2014
New England Film "Talking with Kat Candler" 2014
New England Film "A Report from IFFBoston" 2014
New England Film "Why Web Series Are Becoming the New Wild West" 2014
Because my day job is high school Spanish teacher, my thoughts are often focused on the history of Spain, castles, the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and my screenplays reflect that. My favorite class is Spanish Film and Conversation. Beware, or I'll rope you in as a guest speaker!
Former intern at Richard Linklater's Detour Filmproduction. Apprentice Film Instructor at the Austin Film Society. First and second round reader, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Coverage writer, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Experienced background actor on NBC/Universal's Friday Night Lights, Kimberly Peirce's Stop Loss, Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, The Duplass Brothers' Baghead, and more. PA and other miscellaneous crew on various Austin independent films.
...and many other features, pilots and such that placed as Quarter Finalists in Scriptapalooza, Silver Screenwriting and more, but still will never see the light of day...
Girl Down the Street, Moving On, Love and Ketchup Chips, Stanley Saves the Earth, The Adventures of Zara Zancón in Cactus Canyon, Lágrimas del Mar, Bottled Up, and more...