Storyteller on Page, Canvas & Screen
Sin Ribbon is a writer, painter, and director. Her work is culminated from screenplays, poetry, illustrations, comics, and films. An eclectic blend, she uses these creative ventures to spin existential tales about the human condition, exploring dark and psychological worlds. She draws from the philosophical and spiritual to tell stories both of encouragement and consequence. In sharing these impassioned narratives, she hopes to inspire personal growth and change.
In Her Burning: A Surreal Diary is an eight-episode narrative podcast set in a dark and fictional world, composed from audio diaries. Art prints from the podcast are available in my Shop.
In an isolated society, teenage Erith has been chosen for Polishing, a ritualistic surgery that erases one's irises so the individual may see the Volucris—strange and enigmatic creatures that live in an alternate realm only visible to the Polished. She discovers a new, haunting reality after her procedure that warps light into darkness and reveals hidden secrets about the world. As she progresses, she and her companion, Calyx, discover frightening truths about the Polished and realize they are in danger of losing themselves to the changes Polishing inflicts on the mind.
Episode 8 is now live!
In this strange and surreal landscape, everything is lost and everything is gained. Thank you for joining me on this journey.
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Writer & Director: Sin Ribbon
Re-recording Mixer, Sound Effects & Music Editor: Elizabeth Wolford
Studio Engineer & Dialogue Editor: Alex Harn
Sound Effects Editor: Carter Fischer
Survive is a feature-length horror/thriller screenplay set in the present day, taking place in a single location with only a handful of characters. The story is both an homage and mockery of the slasher film, created to reinvent the horror genre by empowering victims with survival instincts and bringing personal issues of ego and dependence to light.
Survive is a psychological story that explores raw human nature, its peaks of altruism and valleys of selfishness. The high stakes situation forces three friends to re-evaluate themselves and the directions their lives are heading while being confronted with difficult, life-altering choices. In order to survive, they must evolve. In order to change, they must sacrifice. The horror genre was chosen because it presents a context where characters can discover who they truly are despite their resistance to the darkness of the human soul. Survive is a tale of facing internal and external demons when the value of companionship is weighed against salvation.
Awards & Acknowledgements:
- 2017 Blue Cat Screenplay Competition Quarter-finalist
Ten is an urban fantasy set in the Pittsburgh area of the United States. The story follows the coming together of ten individuals, who find love and companionship with one another as each of them recovers from trauma of their own. However, they find that the reason they are drawn together is because they share a great destiny—that of determining the fate of mankind—and must turn against each other in order to fulfill it. Battling the forces of fate itself, these ten individuals reject this violent path but struggle to suppress the supernatural entities emerging from within themselves.
Ten is currently be written and will likely span a series of novellas, the first of which is planned to be released by spring 2018. It will be published as an e-book on Amazon. You can support Ten and read early-access chapters by becoming a Patron on Patreon.
This site features my currently circulating projects and works in progress. Dozens more narratives rest in unpublished notes and designs. Since my youth, I was intrigued by narrative fiction and fantastic worlds. With my love of physics, biology, and psychology as my basis, I began forging my personal universe into original stories. My works center around psychological growth and transformation, exploring the dark elements of humanity to reveal what is truthful but changeable about human nature. My worlds are both visceral and cerebral with many of them incorporating elements of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. I seek to examine all aspects of the spirit and its journey, hoping that the lessons audiences learn from my characters will teach them something meaningful about themselves.
My aim is to share my stories through novels, video games, and films. I studied drawing and painting in undergrad, earning a BFA, and received my MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in film and television thereafter. You can view my full CV, gallery exhibitions, and publications on my website here.