Sandi Jerome

Sandi Jerome (Cherokee) is a writer and graduate of UCLA’s Advanced Screenwriting program. Her screenplay, Runaway Cricket, is being produced as an animated musical by Her middle-grade book, Sleep Warrior, is on Coverfly’s Red List as the #3 Animated Manuscript. Two of her scripts, Last Hand and First Man were Quarterfinalists in Nicholl’s Fellowship. First Man is an hour-long TV pilot and a Quarterfinalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Winter 2022-23. Another pilot, Delta Pi is a comedy about the first girl to pledge to a prestigious law fraternity and was Quarterfinalist Scriptapalooza and Second-round at the Austin Film Festival. Sandi is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation. She hopes to get the word out about the history of her people – but in a fun and smart way. Sandi likes to create Native American characters that are memorable, engaging, and non- stereotypical. Most of her scripts have a Native American part – for many, the lead is a female, Indigenous person. She is currently working on Moon Sleep which is a Twilight-type teen fantasy romance. It is about the Dakota character from Sleep Warrior, moving back to the Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma. He is then attacked by a young female wolf cub – and falls in love – with the wolf.
Sandi is an avid women’s soccer fan, and her latest TV comedy, Aim Me, involves AI and soccer. She has coached, played, and refereed soccer for over twenty years. She grew up on a farm in Escondido and loves designing edible gardens and doing botany experiments. Her early fascination with science and the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating station inspired her to write an action script, Use of Deadly Force. Her husband was a technical writer in the nuclear industry and ensured its authenticity. Sandi’s goal is to help emerging producers and directors get their projects to the screen.
She is a native Californian, born in Santa Ana her father, best friend, and about thirty cousins are in the Southern California area. She belonged to a Science and Technology group and helped develop a volunteer Web on Wheels program that brought email to residents of assisted living centers. This inspired her body-switching comedy – Time for Lily, which was a First-Round Finalist in Script Magazine Open Door Contest. As a computer programmer, she has been granted two patents for software design and recently sold her software company. She wrote a script, Last Woman, that involves the multi-universe and technology gone awry. Sandi was the first editor of Digital Dealer and wrote computer software reviews for major publications and
numerous published computer guides. Sandi is a Disney fan and certified Disney expert and wrote Murder at the Magic Kingdom as a young adult novel. Her love of Disney’s stories inspired her to write Princess Quest, a Quarterfinalist in Scriptapalooza. Trained as a feature screenwriter, Sandi has been concentrating on learning TV writing and comedy and now has four pilots ready with 10 future episodes planned.