Chloë Bellande is a screenwriter and film editor based in North Hollywood, CA, born in Canada. She has a BA in Arts and Modern Languages from Concordia University and she was raised in a bilingual (French and Spanish) home. Her body of work includes self-financed features and shorts; mostly crime dramas and thrillers. Her film festival darlings, While The Village Sleeps, Will Of Fortune, and, Searching For Paradise, have won multiple awards and nominations for their screenplay and their original movie trailer. In 2016, Chloe won the Latin Canada Award for Best Director/Producer for her sustained achievements in the entertainment industry.
In 2018 she published the story of how she embraced failure and achieved transformational success in "Invincible", a collaborative book published by Elite Publishing - now an Amazon International Bestseller. Her chapter tells the inspirational story of how she went from being rejected by the film program at her Alma-matter, to obtaining a US permanent residency based on Extraordinary Abilities in Motion Pictures and TV.
After attending the Screencraft Residency Program with mentorship by A-list screenwriters, and winning multiple awards for her script "While The Village Sleeps", Chloe sold her property to 19 AD Productions. Directed by Terry Spears, the 1st installment of her horror franchise is in post-production with domestic and international release slated in 2020.
Honors and Awards
WHILE THE VILLAGE SLEEPS
2012 Official Selection, Movie trailer, 16th Hollywood Awards
2012 1st place winner Best Int'l Screenplay, Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival
2013 Official Selection, Short, Chicago Indie Horror Film Festival
2013 Official Selection, Movie Trailer, HollyShorts Film Festival
2016 Top 10 Finalist, La Costa REEL Pitch Competition
2017 Official Selection, Screencraft Jamaica Residency Program
2018 Official Finalist, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
2018 Quarter-Finalist, Atlanta Film Festival
2018 Official Selection, Hollywood HorrorFest
2018 Official Selection, Oaxaca FilmFest - Global Script Challenge / FADE OUT category
2019 FInalist, The Industry Next II - Diversity award
WILL OF FORTUNE
2014 Official Selection, Screenplay category, Beverly Hills Film Festival
2014 Official Selection, Short Screenplay category, HollyShorts Film Festival
2014 Official Finalist, Short film screenplay, World Series Screenwriting, Hollywood
2015 Official Selection, Short film, Richmond Int'l Film Festival
2015 Screenplay Top Finalist, Richmond Int'l Film Festival
2008 Best Feature Film (Thriller), Battle of Souls - NY Independent Film & Video Festival, California
2019 Silver Award for Best Editing, "The Worst Day Of My Life", Mindfield Film Festival, New Mexico