Evette Vargas

Writer, Director, Producer, Digital Content Creator
Digital-Reign

With a repertoire spanning television, digital, film mobile, cross-platform, games, comics, music and more, Evette is by no means a prototype cookie-cutter writer and creator - she is Hollywood’s new breed of multimedia talent. Described by the New York Times as an “Artist To Watch,” Evette is an award-winning filmmaker. Evette was born in New York, where she graduated with honors from NYU Tisch School Of The Arts with a degree in filmmaking. Evette’s senior thesis film won 15 awards, including the Best of NYU. Evette earned her MFA in Screenwriting and Showrunning from UCLA.

Evette co-founded Digital-Reign, an award-winning multi-platform digital media production company. The company’s “creativity guru,” Evette oversees the development of original content in the areas of television, digital, film, mobile apps, games, comics, interactive and more. Evette is a mainstream and commercial writer/director of elevated and compelling TV series, films, digital and branded entertainment. By day and night, Evette writes in two areas: action and comedy. Evette’s writing is unique. It is both commercial and substantive, presenting character-driven, high-concept plots with heart and intelligence. Evette’s resume contains notable writing and directing works, such as mobile apps for the blockbuster hit movie Sherlock Holmes 2; trailers and interactive media for Madonna.com; original content for AFI’s TV specials; iPhone and iPad games for Nissan; music videos for Janet Jackson, the Baha Men and Wu-Tang; media for the Grammys; and web games for the Lord Of The Rings film trilogy.

Evette’s recent success includes showrunning and directing her sci-fi action thriller digital series, DARK PROPHET, starring Henry Rollins (Sons Of Anarchy), David Marciano (Homeland), and rising-star, Chase Fein (Suburgatory). The series premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, won an NBC/UNI production award and was an official selection of the WGA Writer/Director Showcase. The comic book and mobile app game are in the works. Evette’s award-winning one-hour crime family pilot, GYPSY KINGDOM, has attracted Academy-Award nominated actor, Danny Aiello. Evette is packaging her award-winning one-hour action pilot, ECHOES. Evette’s comedy feature, KINGNAPPED, won a Top 30 spot in The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, and has attracted A-list talent and an Academy Award Winning producer. Evette’s action thriller feature, WITHER, was a Sundance Institute Screenwriting Lab Finalist. A member of the WGA, The Television Academy and NYU Tisch West Alumni Council, Evette mentors screenwriting, directing and digital media graduates. Evette learned to tell stories at the dinner table, where the imagination ruled.

Awards: • DARK PROPHET - Sundance 2014; Winner NBC/UNI Award • KINGNAPPED - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowships Top 30 Script • MADONNA Digital Content - Webby Award & Site Of The Day • BAHA MEN Animated Music Video - Disney.com Best Music Video Winner • WITHER - Sundance Institute Finalist • SIGHT UNSEEN - 25 Writing Awards • RATTLE & ROLL - The Ron Baham Memorial Fellowship In Comedy Award • BLOODLINE - TV Writing Finalist • ECHOES - UCLA Showcase Finalist • THICKER THAN WATER - Winner of 15 Writing & Directing Awards