Award-winning screenwriter Isa Mazzei did not have a welcoming introduction to the movie industry. "I've worked in retail, I've worked in the tech industry, I've worked in porn, and I have never been more sexually harassed than trying to sell this film in Hollywood," she told The Daily Beast.
Mazzei, a former cam girl, has written one of the hottest horror movies on this year's genre festival circuit. Cam, which will debut on Netflix later this month, drags the audience inside the paranoia and perils of being an internet star.
Her success in creating a believable yet terrifying online dystopia was bolstered by its roots in Mazzei's real fears, including the risks of being harassed, hacked, doxxed or assaulted. She scooped best screenplay at Fantasia Festival, where the movie also won Best First Feature.