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Tara is an award-winning filmmaker who has been writing short stories since childhood. A former contributing writer for the live sketch-comedy show "TMI Hollywood" at The Second City in Hollywood, California, she produced her first short film, the horror/comedy "Another Grace & Johnny Adventure: Zombie Island!" (which she had originally written for the stage and rewrote as a screenplay.) This was followed by "The Routine," a sci-fi short film she penned and produced that went on to screen at over 35 film festivals nationwide, garnering nine awards. Then came Tara's directorial debut with the critically acclaimed "Earworm," a horror/sci-fi flick that would become an Official Selection of over 50 film festivals world-wide, winning ten awards (including Best Director,) and declared by Ken Artuz of DecayMag as "a psychological Horror not to be missed!" ("Earworm" is now available on Amazon Prime.) Subsequently she directed the 80s-themed music video for the pop song "The Worst Thing" by The Skanx (also known as the theme song in "Earworm" - the earworm itself!) In addition to her original films, Tara has worked as a freelance writer and producer on a variety of television series, specials, and documentaries for HBO, History Channel, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery, amongst others. She also dabbles in voiceover. After over two and a half decades in Los Angeles, Tara recently relocated to a little house by the sea in her native New England with her husband and their two cats. Tara has a brand new film completed titled "Tea Time," best described as a bloody romp, that's an Official Selection of the Women in Comedy Festival presented by HBO, and coming soon to a film festival near you.