Mathilde Dratwa has worked as an actor, writer and director in Belgium, France, England, Spain, Russia, Sri Lanka and the USA. She’s a co-leader of the FilmShop collective, a member of the Independent Film School’s writer-director lab and an alumna of Cambridge University and Drama Centre London. She teaches for the Shakespeare Society, the New Victory and the Roundabout Theatre.
“Escape from Garden Grove” was a play before it was a film. It was produced in seven theatre festivals in New York and in Norway, and selected for the Last Frontier Theater Conference in Alaska. It is published by Lazy Bee Scripts.
The film was a top ten finalist in the Sundance Channel Shorts Contest, and Victoria Blankenship won an award as Best Actress in a Supporting Role from the Barcelona Film Festival.