Sherese believes everyone deserves to be heard, and her listening is a form of activism. Her short films, If I Were A Bell and Clean Woman, currently screen on cable and public television in the US and the UK. Sherese is also a capital investor and founding partner in the social voice app Ense (rhymes with sense), created by the co-founder of Venmo. Ense launched Sherese’s audio soap opera Sugar in the Fall of 2019. Preview a sample at: https://app.box.com/s/31ds078xtku5ynmt4mdmfj2ogzp380pv
You can also watch two short films written and directed by Sherese by clicking here. 3/4 of her crew were SVA students.
Sherese has also written for All My Children, Port Charles, and The Sesame Workshop, and currently teaches undergraduate screenwriting for the short film and the feature, film analysis, digital criticism, scripted episodic TV writing, literature & essay writing, and web series creation. Her students land writing jobs after taking her classes.
Sherese has given writing workshops and has been a panelist at the Inwood Film Festival, UConn Women’s Advance Conference, and Digital Media Connecticut (DMCT), and she is the academic advisor for the student-led film club at the University of Connecticut Stamford campus.
Sherese is also a hospital certified volunteer rape counselor since 1999.
Sherese holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film & Video from School of Visual Arts, and she is the mom of three boys, 16 months and 20 years apart in age.
Columbia University, MFA, Film
School of Visual Arts, BFA, Film and Video (Valedictorian)
ABC Daytime Breakdown Writer, Port Charles
ABC Daytime Script Writer, All My Children
Sesame Workshop Writer, Jumbled Tumbled Tales & Rhymes
ABC Daytime Writer Development Program
Paid fellowship in the unique serialized structure of scripted daytime television
Chesterfield Film Company Writer’s Film Project
Semi-finalist in prestigious screenwriting fellowship
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Fellowship
Graduate school scholarship
Philip Morris Film Grant
Recognition for outstanding achievement in academics and screenwriting
Fundamentals of Narrative I & II
Writing the Short Film
Writing About Film: Every Movie Has a Slant