Elise D’Haene is a screenwriter and published author. She was a writer of The Little Mermaid II, in addition to development work on other projects at Disney. She penned a half-dozen episodes of Showtime's Red Shoe Diaries. More recently, her half-hour original pilot Old Dykes was chosen as a winner by the 2019 LGBTQ Toronto Film Festival and the Los Angeles Female Feedback Film Festival, and will be performed at both venues. Her screenplay Beaver, Las Vegas (co-written with Amy Goldman and Jessica Spencer) won Best Feature Comedy script in the 2018 Film Daily Screenwriting Competition and was a finalist in the 2017 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices feature competition. One of the best moments of her writing life was receiving a phone call from Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter congratulating Elise on winning a Hemingway Award for her short story “Married.” She lives with her lover, the poet Celeste Gainey.

Old Dykes
A half-hour dramedy that follows the lives of a close-knit, diverse family of Pittsburgh lesbians (40s to 70s) whose lives are upended as they confront a diagnosis of ALS for one of their own.

CONTACT: Elise D’Haene; Marc Pariser, Pariser Entertainment Group, (818) 802-5666