Producer/Director Partners Cheat Death Productions

I have a streak of perfectionism, but it’s directed at myself only.

 

I don’t request perfectionism from anyone around me. I only have power over myself. Everyone else has to do what they have to do.

(Which often leads to me doing more than I maybe should, ya think?)

BUT… having an entertainment partner who demands perfection is… PERFECT for me.

Diana Richardson, producer extraordinaire, is my partner in crime or comedy or drama. Whatever the day demands. She is a little bulldog (and I love bulldogs!!!!!) in her determination to get things right… always right!

Diana & Debi

I LOVE THAT about her!

Thank you, Diana, for who you are and all you do. I don’t think I can ever adequately express how much you mean to me.

~ debi

TOO MUCH AIR and NYC Midnight

My short screenplay TOO MUCH AIR has advanced to the next round of NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Challenge

 

“TOO MUCH AIR” by Debi Yazbeck

LOGLINE – Live, love, laugh — even laugh last. But always watch your back.

This was really fun to create and write. I’m excited for my next set of prompts Saturday morning.

What craziness can I devise next… hmmm?

~ debi

 

 

OUT OF THE WALLS and AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILM FESTIVAL

I am crazzzy excited that OUT OF THE WALLS is an Official Selection at ARFF!

Because of Covid, the festival is being delayed until March 25-27, 2021.

I will be there! No way I’ll miss a live screening in Austin.

And no way I’ll miss ARFF – such a fun festival.

~ debi

Please join me in shouting out to ARFF:

https://www.facebook.com/austinrevolutionfilmfest

https://www.instagram.com/austinrevolution/

OUT OF XATALA and BLUECAT 2020

And the good news from April 14th…

OUT OF XATALA made the 2020 BlueCat Screenplay Competition SEMI-FINALS!

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I received some of the best notes EVER from BlueCat’s script analysis.

I’m excited to be a Quarter-Finalist for BlueCat’s 2020 Screenplay Competition.

Looking forward to April 14th!

~debi

p.s. I loved KNIVES OUT!

SUNDANCE Certificate of Directing

This is just what I needed!

In eight weeks I went from complete ignorance to producing, writing and directing my own short film PRELUDE TO MURDER IN SOUTHEAST AUSTIN while being mentored by Julia Solomonoff and Danielle Lessovitz.

Thank you so much to my incredible cast of actors, Perri Reavis and Lon Lawson. And to my DP and editor, Benjamin Ward. Directing is truly a collaborative adventure that unites everyone on set.

And add to all of that… This course has set me on the correct path for directing Della Greenawalt’s award winning script SUNFLOWER CARE in May.

Thank you, SUNDANCE Collab!

~ debi