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I grew up in the Nashville area, and when I saw the prompt for this Karaoke Throwdown challenge, my mind went to the hopes and dreams of so many aspiring country music singer/songwriters who flock to that city. It takes a lot of courage and sacrifice to follow a dream. But it's not always glamorous. And not everyone can make it. This scene was my attempt to explore when it might be time to give up and what a moment of facing that kind of realization might look like.

I'm a Brooklyn-based writer/director/actor. I've written a feature film, SCATTERING JAKE, that I'm currently packaging with my producing partners and hope to direct. The script was a Nicholl Quarterfinalist, WeScreenplay second place winner, and Final Draft Big Break finalist. I graduated from the film program at NYU/Tisch, and my short thesis film "Too Sunny for Santa" (starring Natalia Dyer, now in STRANGER THINGS) screened at festivals across the country. With my comedy writing partner Corinne Caputo, I co-created and starred in a comedic web series about ghosts (LIFE, AFTER) that was featured as a streaming pick of the day in A.V. Club. You can see more of my work at and

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Erica Tachoir is a Brooklyn-based writer/director. She was in Tracking Board’s 2018 Young and Hungry List, ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch, and NYWIFT’s From Script To Pre-Production Lab. Her screenplay SCATTERING JAKE was a Nicholl semifinalist, Big Break and Page finalist, and a WeScreenplay and Table Read My Screenplay winner. Her short TOO SUNNY FOR SANTA (with Natalia Dyer) screened at festivals across the country. With her comedy partner, she co-wrote and starred in the web series LIFE, AFTER, and they were named notable writers at the New York Television Festival for their pilot script. She’s attached to write the American remake of a foreign romantic comedy for an LA-based production company, and she has two new shorts that will be premiering soon. A graduate of NYU/Tisch Film, Erica also studied at FAMU in Prague, Atlantic Theater Company, and UCB. She’s repped by MXN Entertainment in Los Angeles. more...

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