About Wheelhouse Writing Retreats
Wheelhouse is a sailing term, originally. It shelters the wheelman, so he can steer the ship on its course clear-eyed, safe from wind and rain. Now, we're writers, not sailors, sure. But we do the very same thing.
Wheelhouse Writing Retreats provides custom-tailored mentorship and teaching from professional screenwriters, a tight-knit community of peers, and the rarest commodity of all: peace to write. An antique waterfront estate restored to perfection, catered meals showcasing local specialties, and best safety practices to build an environment safe from COVID-19 - we free you to write your best.
You tell your story. We'll keep the rain off your back.
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Bryan is an Irish playwright and screenwriter based in New York. From 2010 to 2014 he ran the New Playwrights Programme at The Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre.
He is the co-screenwriter and a producer of the narrative feature film, The Sounding, directed by Catherine Eaton (winner of 20 awards on the festival circuit, recently sold to HBO, scheduled for theatrical and digital release in 2020). His TV pilot Jordan (co-written with Daniel Dowling) was one of the selected scripts in the BAFTA Rocliffe TV Drama Competition in the U.K. and was chosen for the BAFTA Forum List. He has a number of TV projects currently in development with various producers in Los Angeles.
Other awards include two playwright’s bursaries from The Peggy Ramsay Foundation, two travel awards and an artist’s bursary from The Arts Council of Ireland. He was awarded the Samuel Beckett Centenary International Writer’s Residency at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris. Bryan has taught playwriting and screenwriting at Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and on the Fordham University/Primary Stages MFA in Playwriting. He currently teaches playwriting, TV writing, screenwriting and fiction writing at Harvard University Extension School and Harvard Summer School. He is a regular guest of the New Play Festival at the University of Iowa where he works as a dramaturg with the playwrights on the MFA in Playwriting. He is currently Playwright in Residence at Irish Classical Theatre Company in Buffalo, NY.
Sam Bromell is a long-time collaborator of Baz Luhrmann. He served as a Co-Producer on the Netflix series The Get Down and co-wrote on the screenplay for the upcoming Elvis Presley Project starring Tom Hanks and Austin Butler -- the culmination of a seven-year working relationship between Sam and Luhrmann. He’s also written fashion films, for brands like H&M, as well as a series of short films, starring Judy Davis, which were exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Currently, Sam is developing a number of new TV projects set in the world of international espionage.
Sam studied Political Science in Washington, D.C., after which he spent two years teaching English in Ukraine. He also briefly studied Russian Studies at the European University in St. Petersburg.
Wheelhouse Films combines three of Bobby's favorite things: cinema, teaching, and autumn on Cape Cod. So he's pretty thrilled about it.
Bobby studied Writing and Film at Johns Hopkins University, where he wrote and directed his first short film, The Cyclist. He co-wrote another short, The Reading, and has several feature scripts in various stages of development. Before founding Wheelhouse, he worked as a reader, a director's assistant, a script doctor, and a writer for several NYC-based independent production companies.
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