Marilyn Fu

Marilyn is a writer living in New York City.

Her name in Mandarin is 傅世晏. She is Taiwanese-American. Her mom and dad grew up in Toufen, Taiwan.

One of the first stories she wrote was "Santa Claus' Running Shoes." Her most recent story is The Sisterhood of Night, a feature film based on a short story by Steven Millhauser.

Her awards include the William Goldman Screenwriting Fellowship from Columbia University and the Creative Promise Award from the Tribeca Film Festival. She was also a quarterfinalist for the Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships.

She is a writer/reporter for LIFE Books, a research associate for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and a member of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, for which she also moderates discussions with producers, actors, and filmmakers.

She loves coffee, road trips and guilty pleasures like french fries in bed and leaving her cell phone at home.

The Sisterhood of Night will be released in Spring 2015, produced by Lydia Pilcher and Elizabeth Cuthrell, directed by Caryn Waechter, and starring Georgie Henley, Kara Hayward, Kal Penn, and Laura Fraser. In 2012, the team launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Sisterhood, the platform's second-highest funded narrative project at the time. Marilyn is also the co-creator of the Secret Sisterhood Contest, a competition for artistic teens.

Photos: Caryn Waechter