Isabel Dréan is a produced screenwriter who specializes in romcoms, Christmas, and high-concept stories.
In response to the inescapable pandemic gloom, Isabel has felt compelled to tell lighter-hearted, uplifting stories under romcom, holiday, and coming-of-age umbrellas.
With a placement in the Nicholl fellowship with her first screenplay, Isabel first started by exploring themes of women's survival and overcoming the impossible. But during the pandemic gloom, she felt inspired to venture out of the genre world of whimsical and inspiring stories such as holiday, romcom, and coming-of-age. In 2021, she saw two of her scripts go into production with Breakthrough Entertainment (Canada) & Vast Entertainment (USA). 2022 brought more success her way and saw three more of her holiday romcoms produced and scheduled to air this next holiday season for a total of five screenplays sold and produced over a fifteen-month period.
Her writing versatility and capacity to elevate notes make her an indispensable asset to any production.
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THREE holiday romcoms, written by Isabel Dréan, are in production in Canada. Produced by Breakthrough Entertainment & Vast Entertainment
Christmas Beneath the Stars (2021) Logline: A photographer and anonymous blogger must write a secret review of Alaska’s ‘Christmas World’ but after seeing its run-down state she is inspired to help the owner’s ex-military son restore it to its former glory, before whoever is sabotaging their efforts succeeds. Produced in 2021 - Breakthrough Entertainment & Vast Entertainment
SECRET SANTA (2021) Logline: An Ad Exec is desperate for inspiration to create a heartfelt holiday ad for her biggest client, but when the widower owner of the charity she’s been helping at discovers her real motives, she risks losing him - the one person who finally taught her to love Christmas again. Produced in 2021 - Breakthrough Entertainment.
Whistler Film Festival Reveals Screenwriters Lab and Producers Lab Shortlists Whistler, B.C. (April 27, 2022): The Whistler Film Festival (WFF) is pleased to announce the 2022 shortlists for two of its highly competitive Talent Programs, the WFF Screenwriters Lab and Producers Lab. 22 projects are shortlisted with a total of 22 Canadian filmmakers, 11 writers and 11 producers, including several alumni from previous WFF Talent
Programs participating in the prestigious programs. READ MORE
CANADIAN ARTISTS AT LA NAPOULE
La Napoule Art Foundation and Fondation David R. Graham are pleased to bring together Canadian artists of all genres to a new residency program in which artists will receive inspiration, support, and opportunities for career growth, while strengthening the intercultural connection between Canada and France.
LNAF will host Canadian artists including Ms. Isabel Dréan in a month-long residency to take place Fall 2022.
Christmas Beneath the Stars is based on the book by Melissa Hill with a screenplay by Montreal’s Isabel Dréan. The story revolves around a nature photographer assigned to capture the beauty of the Northern Lights. However, when she arrives at her Alaskan destination the resort is nothing like she pictured. Secret Santa was also written and created by Dréan. Paul Lepore, Marian Lepore, and Andrew Bishop are additional executive producers on the project. <More> 22-07-2021
Cine Qua Non Lab
From August 20th-September 3rd, 2021
I am honored to have been selected as one of the participants of the Cine Qua Non Lab Rewrite Edition 2021 with my project "Love Letter to Laos."
Cine Qua Non Lab is a nonprofit organization based in Morelia, Mexico, and New York City, founded in 2010 with the mission of supporting independent cinema by providing a space for filmmakers to envision and develop their work.