Edi Ibok (M.F.A. — Production ’11) has been selected as one of 10 fellows for Film Independent’s 14th annual Screenwriting Lab and has been awarded a $10,000 LMU SFTV grant to develop his script Trauma through the program. The Screenwriting Lab is an intensive five-week program designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing yet challenging creative environment.
“Edi Ibok is a talented young screenwriter whose script, Trauma, will advance to the next level as a fellow in Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab. This program fits perfectly with LMU School of Film and Television’s goal to provide post-graduate opportunities to recent alumni, helping them to transition into the industry. We wish the best of luck to Edi as he embarks on this creative journey,” said Stephen Ujlaki, Dean of Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television.
Trauma is about a veteran who, after being discharged after a spontaneous act of violence, struggles to reorient himself to home town life and must face emotional scars resulting from a sexual assault he experienced in the military.
Edi Ibok has written for online sites including IGN and Cracked.com and worked as a videographer and editor after graduating from Princeton University with a B.A. in Philosophy. While at LMU SFTV, he won the Cosgrove Family Endowment and LMU’s Oscar Micheaux Award. He currently works in distribution at Fox Home Entertainment.