Meet Dr. Audrey Levy
Dr. Audrey Levy was born in Paterson, New Jersey, the youngest of three children. After graduating from Boston University with a Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Education, she moved to Los Angeles, California in 1975 to pursue a career as a writer.
She got sidetracked by working for a Clinical Psychologist, and ended up becoming a Doctor of Psychology and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist herself, but never gave up her dream of becoming a professional writer.Learn More About Audrey
Body of Work
Dr. Levy has also been published in the Los Angeles Times and New West Magazine. In total, she has authored one novel, 12 screenplays, two novellas, two teleplays, and one stage play. Additionally, she wrote, produced, and was the lead actress in 15 minute short.
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Jimmy Splendor was an atheist. When he woke up in Heaven, he didn’t believe he was dead, and he certainly didn’t believe he was in Heaven. Greeted by his father, whom he hated on Earth, Jimmy took off running for seven years Earth time (which is really only a few minutes in Heaven). He finally met an angel named Oleo, who encouraged him to help his former wife, Noelle, who was still having severe nightmares years after Jimmy’s passing.
Jimmy and Oleo visit Noelle in her dreams, and stimulate her to write a book about her life in order to purge her emotional baggage. Through the innovative method of written conversations with the angels of her loved ones, including her parents, this compelling work is deeply felt and personal. It is also particularly inspirational, in that it describes how one can use the process of writing as a means of examining and dealing with the most painful episodes of one’s life. Noelle’s Ark is a powerfully cathartic and spiritual experience—one you will never forget.
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Spielberg "Chesterfield Competition" Finalist, Original Screenplay and Novella, "Sleep with the Fishes" aka "Safe Harbor" -"Goodfellas" meets "The Miracle Worker." Female live-in psychologist and criminal attorney, with 10 year old son, fall in love during Mob murder attempts.
An alcoholic criminal attorney is the Mob's heir apparent consigliere. He and his 10 year old son are victims of a hit and run accident, in which his wife and daughter are killed. After a female live-in psychologist is hired to sober up the father, the attorney finds out the hit and run was no accident. Somebody keeps trying to kill him. This evolves into a love story with the Mob in pursuit.
Spielberg "Chesterfield Competition" Finalist, Original Screenplay, "Adventure, Love, and Pirates" aka "Noelle's Ark" - Many years after escaping the Nazis, Noelle and her French grandmother hire a handsome captain to sail them around the world, where they find adventure, love, and pirates.
Born in Paris, Noelle celebrates her first birthday on the day the Nazis invade the city. Most of her family escapes, and as an adult in New York, Noelle teaches seventh graders about the Environment. She and her French grandmother, Simone, hire a captain to sail them around the world in a 40 foot sailboat. They find adventure, love, and pirates.
Sundance Runner Up, Original Screenplay, "Justice?" aka "The Case" - Courtroom drama based on true well publicized 1939 statutory rape case. Contemporary version is also available, as well as a version in which the protagonist and his family are African Americans instead of Jewish.
A struggling young Jewish attorney is hired to defend a 21 year old black man charged with the rape murder of a 13 year old black female in a well publicized courtroom drama. In a rewritten version, during the course of the trial, the attorney takes his client into his home, which creates humorous, emotional conflict between his older Jewish father and the young black man.
Self-Published Autobiographical Novel, Noelle's Ark, weaved from two of my screenplays, "Dirty Laundry" and "No Matter What" is either a movie and its sequel, or a mini-series - An alcoholic atheist dies, and wakes up in heaven. As an angel, he is able to help the woman he loved and left when he died.
Jimmy Splendor was an atheist. When he woke up in Heaven, he didn’t believe he was dead, and he certainly didn’t believe he was in Heaven. Greeted by his father, whom he hated on Earth, Jimmy took off running for seven years Earth time (only a few minutes in Heaven). He finally met an angel named Oleo, who encouraged him to help his former wife, Noelle, who was still having severe nightmares years after Jimmy’s passing. Jimmy and Oleo visit Noelle in her dreams. They stimulate her to write a book about the most painful episodes of her life through written conversations with the angels of her loved ones. By purging her emotional baggage, Noelle is able to quell her nightmares.
"Dirty Laundry”,Original Screenplay - Female counselor exposes child abuse in school for severely emotionally disturbed kids on the front page of the "Los Angeles Times."
Based on a true story, we follow a female counselor through the events leading up to her being fired after a student tries to rape her, when she's been attempting for five years to get the school to change their disciplinary methods. She exposes corporal punishment and child abuse in a Los Angeles County school for severely emotionally disturbed kids on the front page of the "Los Angeles Times."
"No Matter What" aka “Zen Cellulite”,Original Screenplay - 18 year old girl’s coming of age story in Boston.During Christmas vacation at home, a female college freshman is beaten by her father on her 18th birthday, while her mother and brothers watch.
After the beating, when she leaves the house in protest, the father swears to disinherit her, and states that she will be dead in his eyes. We follow her first year of adventures as she withdraws from school, gets a job in Boston and becomes involved in a tragic romance, before finally reconciling with her family.
"The Magic Movie" aka "Midas, Magic, and Touch", Original Screenplay - A family story about a magician, who discovers he has a daughter and a granddaughter, and reunites with the original love of his life.
A magician, who’s been on the road for many years returns to his childhood home in Santa Monica, California for a close family friend’s funeral, and discovers he has a daughter and a granddaughter. Ultimately, he reunites with his family and the original love of his life.
"Meter Maid Murders" aka "Meter Murders" aka "Violations" , Original Screenplay - Meter maids are targeted by a serial killer.
Three pretty young women, who happen to be Beverly Hills meter maids, are best friends, and all live in the same apartment building, which was once a beautiful hotel on Santa Monica Beach. When one of them is murdered, the other two help the police find the killer by letting themselves be bait.
"Red Flame" , Original Screenplay - Females in prison vs. female wrestlers on TV telecast on New Year's Eve.
A young woman, who earns a sketchy living acting, writing, and wrestling is unfairly arrested. Once in prison, she is enlisted to organize the prisoners into a wrestling team, which will represent the prison in a nationally televised championship match against television’s celebrity women wrestlers.
"Comedienne" , Original Screenplay - A widow, with two kids and a grandmother, becomes a stand-up comedienne, and is stalked.
A new widow, with no practical skills other than a theater and comedy background from college, two children, and a grandmother to care for, hits the road to become a professional comedienne. Along the way, she encounters adventure, love, loss -- and most frightening -- a man begins to stalk her with the intent to kill.
"Space Colony One" , Original Screenplay - "Romancing the Stone" in Space.
Set in the future, this is the story of a young woman, whose father is abducted because he has witnessed the activity of saboteurs, intent on destruction of the first Space Colony of the United League of Earth Nations. She must persuade the Colony's Chief of Security, that a kidnapping has really occurred, and the Colony is in danger. Together, they rescue her father, and secure the Space Colony.
"Black Tears", Screenplay Adapted from the short story - Boxer dog kidnapped by Germans to become ambulance dog in WWII.
Based on the story by Gerd Darner. During WWII, a boxer dog is kidnapped from his Norway home by the Germans to become trained as an ambulance dog. He becomes one of the most enduring and endearing dogs to survive this assignment. After losing several masters to the war, he is ultimately reunited with his Norwegian mistress.
"War and Family", 15 minute film - A woman finds out she's been disinherited, and fights her attorney brothers for her fair share of the family estate.
During the afternoon following her mother’s funeral, a Jewish American Princess, is told by her attorney brothers that she has been disinherited. They want her to keep it a secret, but she exposes the family truth of child abuse to all the assembled friends and relatives. Twenty-five years after she left her childhood home in protest, the princess fights her brothers for her fair share of the family estate, when they calmly tell her she's been cut out of their parents' wills.
"Doctor, Lawyer, and Indian Chief", Stage Play, Novella and/or Original Screenplay Treatment - Through a near death experience, a woman gets to make amends with her family.
Once upon a time, a princess was born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth. Her family hoped and prayed, that one day she would marry a rich and handsome prince, and they would all live happily ever after....but, instead...she gets shot in the brain by her nephew at her niece's wedding, and finds herself halfway to heaven with an angel named Oleo, who can help her change the destination.
Two Spec Teleplays -- one TV Pilot for my own original screenplay, "Justice,", and the other for "Star Trek: The Next Generation.".
More About Dr. Audrey Levy
Dr. Levy is the author of a dozen screenplays, two of which advanced to the finals in Steven Spielberg’s “Chesterfield Competition,” and one of which advanced to the finals in Robert Redford’s “Sundance Competition.”
Dr. Levy has also been published in the Los Angeles Times and New West Magazine. She lives in Southern California on a houseboat.
Audrey doing 5 minutes of stand-up at the Hollywood Improv