elisha nain
elisha nain
screenwriter, sci-fi, musicals, empathy
ELISHA NAIN (b. 1994). Photo by  Aliyah Curry

ELISHA NAIN (b. 1994). Photo by Aliyah Curry

Hi, my name is Elisha Nain.

This website is for my art, but my heart is in the hands of weeping children… I am a screenwriter devoting my craft to empathy. Every story I create is a handwritten letter to someone special. My creative muses are Rod Serling and Danny Kaye: So more often than not, you’ll see me writing sci-fi or a musical, a twilight musical, if you will.

I graduated from SCAD with a BFA in Dramatic Writing in June 2017. Since then I worked on several film sets, fled from Hurricane Irma, and landed a position as the Coordinator of Student Activities at my alma mater. I have the honor of sculpting young artists into creative professionals, teaching large scale programming (i.e. festivals, concert organizing) and conditioning student clubs to function like small businesses.

In between my teachings, I spoke on social and reproductive rights at the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference (CLPP) in Hampshire College with a panel of femme activists. Our panel, “Black and Jewish Liberation of the Pro-Choice Movement,” was a safe space where our Jewish and Black communities could address prejudices between us. As an intersectional American (Black, Latina, Jewish), I aim to be the empathetic voice between cultures. I recited Black reproductive history - I mourned for the abused women and motherless children.

I find fulfillment in these roles, yet as soon as I settled, I received a letter from Spain. Bilbo Baggins received her call to adventure.

In December 2018, I traveled to El, Bruc, Spain to attend the Can Serrat Creative Residency Program. It was here my mother told me my great-great grandfather was a Spanish man with the surname Pulmares - that when our ancestors transcend oceans, we move for love. I developed my autobiographical musical entitled Mi Boca in a mansion. When exploring the countryside and embracing Barcelona, I was engulfed by Catalan revolutionaries rioting to recede from Spain. I tend to be in other countries during a significant time in their history.

Before traveling home, I granted myself one wish: to see my Grandmother in Norway. She is from Sierra Leone and moved to Norway with my Uncle in the 70’s. I got to spend my holiday with a woman I had only written letters to and phone-called since I was 4-years-old. She is the light of my life.

Throughout my journey, however unconventional it may be, I aim to return to the film industry to fulfill my purpose as a storyteller and empathetic voice for human rights.