The Wild West of Film

Otessa Ghadar has been breaking ground in new media since 2007 and is widely praised for her pioneer work in the web series format. Her book, The Wild West of Film, takes readers step by step through the script-to-screen process. It focuses on specifics of the “small screen,” including short form script-writing and story structure, budgeting and breakdowns, post-production for online viewing, self-distribution, best practices for social media, film festival lists & strategies, and more. The Wild West of Film: Social Media, Chapter 8 of the full book, is now being used for a course at American University. The full book and each individual chapter are available as an ebook or in paperback.

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Short Stories

In addition to OJBG and The Wild West of Film, Otessa Ghadar writes fiction stories that explore themes of nostalgia, childhood, and city life. Through her work, she seeks to provide honest and diverse portrayals of American life while being thought-provoking and sincere. Utopia, based on the true events of a mentally unwell woman who finds her way into the lion’s den at the National Zoo, is a short story exploring the final and faint internal moments of a woman's life. A new short story, Green, is coming soon.

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Otessa is also working on another young adult science fiction piece called Lemma, which is coming soon.

 
 

Published Articles

Spring 2017 - Barnard College Alum Magazine

Photographer Feature Spring 2017

June 2016 - She Owns It

Guest Blogger for She Owns It (a female entrepreneur blog) 

February 2015 - Femsplain

Guest Blogger: "Utopia"

December 2014 - Entrepreneur Magazine

Published piece in Entrepreneur Magazine online: "18 Unusual Habits That Boost Your Energy More Than Coffee

2012 - 2013 - CherryGRRL

Guest Blogger

2010 - Slebisodes

Published Piece "How to Produce a Shoestring Budget Web Series"

Amazon Author Page 
Goodreads Profile