Parrish, Weiss shooting The View From Tall
Photo credit: Tyler Core for the “The View From Tall”
〉Together, Parrish and Weiss formed Teleporter Prods.
As a cinematic writing and directing duo, they formed Teleporter Productions to launch into film and television landscapes. The View From Tall is the duo’s first feature, which they co-directed, and an adaptation Parrish’s play of the same name. Amanda Pflieger, who co-produced the David Dastmalchian/Kim Shaw drama Animals, served as a producer on the coming of age drama. Teleporter’s second production is currently being written.
Parrish is an award-winning playwright who won the 2003 National Young Playwrights Competition and Weiss, her longtime collaborator and creative partner, has directed several of Parrish’s acclaimed works, including Alice in Circles, Florida Styx, and Red Georgia Clay. Together, they created the hit plays A Twist of Water, which transferred off-Broadway to critical acclaim after a sold-out Chicago run, and The Downpour, both of which were ACTA Steinberg Award Finalists.
Considered one of Chicago’s prominent young theater directors, Weiss was the recipient of the eminent Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship at the Tony Award-winning Goodman Theatre and was nominated for Best Next Generation Stage Director in Time Out Chicago. Weiss has directed shows at several of Chicago’s most acclaimed theater companies, including The Gift Theatre, where she is an ensemble member.
Parrish has been quick to establish herself in the television landscape, first writing for the CW series Emily Owens, M.D. before going on to work as a staff writer on CBS’ hit mystery series Under The Dome, which just recently began its third season. Parrish is next working on another CBS series, Supergirl, as an executive story editor. Parrish received her MFA in Screenwriting from USC, winning the Humanitas Award for her thesis script, Painkiller.
Parrish and Weiss are both represented by Paradigm.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor