Georgia Lin Sundling (2011) won third place in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for the script she developed at the Screenwriters Colony, THE LONG SHORT DROP.
Georgia was born in Los Angeles to immigrant Taiwanese parents. Her father, a dentist by day and raconteur by night, instilled in her an early love of storytelling with his tales of eating boiled mice and hustling his 21 aunts and uncles every year for birthday money. Georgia’s first story was written in first grade. It was a spare, observational account of the Captain EO experience at Disneyland and was lauded by her teachers as “long enough” and for having “adjectives.” Always seeking to improve her craft, Georgia went on to receive a BA in Film and an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. During her time in the program, she received the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Fellowship and the Women in Film Foundation/Eleanor Perry Writing Award. Her western THE LONG SHORT DROP, which was workshopped at The Screenwriters Colony, won a 2011 Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award. In 2013, Georgia attended the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive and workshopped CARRY US HOME, a gothic western about two families crossing the frontier as a mysterious illness spreads among them.