A curated selection of Film & Screenwriting

Award-winning scripts that entertain, enlighten and engage audiences. 


 F I L M S

With a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute, Gayvin writes fiction and nonfiction, specializing in the hero’s journey, war, fantasy, adventure and children’s stories. Her writing skills excel in story development, adaptation (book to script and visa versa), script doctoring, plot issues and authentic character arcs.



List of Films, Videos & Media

  • Soul Sisters Write, 65+ videos (2-30 minutes), writer, director, editor, 2018, 2019

  • Sandhills Community College, 6 Alumni videos, writer, interviewer and director, 2015, 2016, 2017

  • Sandhills Community College, Donor video (21 min.-four hours footage, 36 interviews), writer and director, 2017

  • Sandhills Community College, Clock Talks, 7  videos (5-minutes), co-creator, director, 2016, 2017

  • Sandhills Community College Culinary Department, 3 videos, writer and director2015, 2016, 2017

  • Sandhills Community College, Core Values: Opportunity & Excellence, writer and director, 2015

  • Online Fitting, developer and creator, online fitting tool for women, 2012

  • Consultant and Writer, Catsup & Mustard (internet company), developing fun, entertaining games teaching children how to read through linear progression, 2008

  • Green, short film, story editor, 2007

  • 1916, short film, screenwriter, 2006



1916 (short film)

* Award-winning short film that was honored by the Ojai Film Society and presented by Larry Hagman.

* It was the first time a writer won the award over a director and was unanimously voted the winner.

* Played weekly at the American Film Institute for recruiting events.


1916 Award-Winning Short Film


  • Mercy, short film, screenwriter, 2006

  • Muffin?, short film, screenwriter, 2005

  • Our Home, short film, screenwriter, 2005

  • Endowment Video, Tech Museum of Innovation, producer and co-writer, 2000

  • Theodore Worres Video, Triton Museum of Art, producer, 1999



“Life is either a daring adventure of nothing,” by Helen Keller is Gayvin’s favorite quote and that hero’s journey and approach to life can be seen in all of her writing, including scripts. To maximize exposure, all of Gayvin’s scripts are designed for adaptation into book format and visa versa. She is known for her authentic characters and making story choices that engage viewers into scripts that connect across genres, to the collective unconscious and to the archetypes within each of us.


Featured Script

AT DAWN (feature film)

Inspired by 1916, At Dawn has been recognized at:

* Beverly Hills Film Festival  – Finalist – Screenplay

* Nichols Fellowship – Finished top 10% of scripts (out of 6,000+)

Click on At Dawn to download the first 10 pages of the script.

List of Scripts

(*Award Winning or Recognized)

“Maisy Mathis,” writer, feature

“Iona Fay & the Fire Keepers,” writer, feature (part 2 in series)

“1920s,” writer, tv script

“Ivik,” writer, feature script, in development

“Therapy,” writer, tv spec script

“Cindy Claus,” writer, feature script

“At Dawn,” writer, feature script*

“Iona Fay,” writer, feature, (part 1 in series. Adapted from novel receiving 5 stars on Amazon)

“Where’s Norma Reine,” writer, tv spec script

“Yeats”, writer, feature script

“Mercy,” writer, short film script

“Muffin,” writer, short film script

“Our Home,” writer, short film script



Ojai Film Society Award Winner, 1916, Screenwriter, 2006

World Fest Houston Award, Green, Story Editor, Platinum Remi Award/Film, 2009

Beverly Hills Film Festival, At Dawn, Screenwriter Nominee, 2012

Nicholl Fellowship, At Dawn, Screenwriter Finalist (top 10% out of over 6,000 entries), 2011

ASC Awards, Green, Story Editor, Honorable Mention/Film, 2008


Interview with Gayvin Powers

A quick interview with Gayvin, who is, for once, in front of the camera. She talks about her work on videos, media and marketing for Sandhills Community College.





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