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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!" 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 11 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 and her husband moved to the coast of Maine, right next to a graveyard, where they currently live with their three adopted cats. Her latest short film "Tea Time," is a bloody romp best described as Calvin and Hobbes meets Scarface and is currently touring the film festival circuit.
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