April Wright loves genre and dark character material, documentaries, Americana, and historic material, especially stories based on real events.
She’s attached to direct two thrillers and has two docs releasing in 2019 about historic Movie Palaces featuring Leonard Maltin, and an action-documentary “Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story” featuring Michelle Rodriguez. In 2018, she was one of five finalists for Tribeca IF/THEN with her traveling Carnival documentary.
April has been a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriting and Episodic Labs, and Women in Film / Blacklist Episodic Lab. Her first narrative feature “Layover” premiered at Cinequest in 2009. Her first feature doc “Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-in Movie” features legendary filmmaker Roger Corman.
April has been a Programming Associate for Sundance since 2006. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, Film Independent, the International Documentary Association, Women in Film, Film Fatales, and she is an alumni of the Sundance Institute.