C.C. Webster

Writer / Director

Ossining, New York, United States

C.C. Webster, who earned an MFA in Directing and Screenwriting from Columbia University’s School of the Arts, crafts stories about folks who live paycheck to paycheck in those small towns between big cities. She is consistently inspired by and writes about the dreamers and underdogs of the world.

Her favorite projects include the feature script Blue Ball, PA, a raunchy senior citizen sex comedy set in Pennsylvania Dutch country, which has been in development with various producers and directors since 2013. The screenplay has also twice been selected for Coverfly‘s Pitch Week. Her feature script Little Buffalo, a coming-of-age story about a girl trapped in the illegal drug world of her parents and trying desperately to find her voice among the mess, was accepted to the prestigious Writers Lab--sponsored by Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep, and was also a finalist for the Sundance Lab and the Black List Feature Lab. The feature thriller Show & Tell, which was based on the tragic murder of Laurie Show in Lancaster County, PA in 1991 and follows a serial-killer-obsessed teen who uses her underground zine to attract the possible killers in her midst, was accepted to the Stowe Narrative Story Lab in 2021.

C.C. founded the nonprofit DRIVE-IN Film Festival, which for ten years brought independent films to drive-in theaters across the country. With notoriety and the advancement of digital projection, the festival helped many drive-ins to find footing and new audiences, and to thrive in the modern era.

She currently teaches screenwriting at Sarah Lawrence College, Westchester Community, College, and Gotham Writers Workshop.