Moreen is a filmmaker, author, actress and comedian... .
Moreen's short film, MEET THE ZILLAS, made its debut at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival (Dec 2014) where it won "Best Film Audience Award". With a running time of 25 minutes, it has 27 principals and 40+ extras, and was shot in 4 packed days in Los Angeles with the Red Epic by award-winning DP Ricardo Jacques Gale. It continues to be under consideration at many festivals throughout 2015.
Her prior short film was THE HACKS, a highly improvised mockumentary of comics preparing to go on tour.
She is also the author of the roman à clef, LOST IN MANHATTAN, and a contributing author to Alisha Gaddis' WOMEN'S COMEDIC MONOLOGUES THAT ARE ACTUALLY FUNNY (Applause Books, July 2014). Her novel has been called "Zippy and laugh-out-loud hilarious," by Tish Cohen (Author of TOWN HOUSE), and "a winner" by the legendary Pete Noyes (author of The Real L.A. Confidential, and Emmy and Peabody winning journalist).
Acting credits include a principal dramatic role in a film by Michael Bartlett, HOUSE OF LAST THINGS alongside R.J. Mitte ("Breaking Bad"), Blake Berris ("Days of Our Lives"), and Lindsey Haun ("True Blood"), which has made the rounds of international festivals in Germany, France, and Spain, and won the audience award in Mexico's Morbido Film Festival.
Her "comedy career" launched in 8th Grade when she was named Class Clown. A few years later...in 2010...following her breakup with a frenchman over the "symbolism of a missing bedframe" -- she made her stand-up debut with material about her breakup with a frenchman over the symbolism of... you get it. Two months later she was offered a contract to release her first comedy album by New Wave Dynamics which is currently run by Jack Vaughn, the founder of Comedy Central Records. She has since performed with TAYLOR WILLIAMSON, LAURIE KILMARTIN, RORY SCOVEL, BOBBY LEE, JODI MILLER, and LOUIS CK (in front of him on TV).
Moreen's first job out of college was as the personal assistant to Mrs. Cary Grant and her real estate mogul-film producer husband. Highlights from the years in between include meeting or working with or for - a dream list of directors: Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley Scott, Billy Wilder, Steven Spielberg, Rob Reiner, Warren Beatty, driving a few Rolls Royces, wearing a few Brinks deliveries, designing menswear for a leading NYC fashion house, and finding her beloved chihuahua at Taco Bell.
Originally from Coos Bay, Oregon, Moreen studied creative writing and film production at USC and Syracuse University, acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, improv at The Groundlings, pattern-making at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After eight years in Manhattan, Moreen lives in Los Angeles for the third time, the charm.