Writer • Filmmaker
BOOKS & FILMS
feature film, 2005
Best Film, IndieMemphis 2005
feature film, 2010
Best Film, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, 2010
feature film, 2015
Nominated for Best Film, Best Cinematography, Madrid Film Festival, 2015
HERE THERE BE TYGERS
short film, 2020
Best Film, multiple other awards, all over the world
The mighty Kirkus Reviews has given "The Occultists" their official thumbs up, calling it, "a delectably moody supernatural nail-biter." Read the full review here.
The Mountain Xpress' terrific writer Alli Marshall wrote an article about "The Occultists." Read it here: "Filmmaker Polly Schattel Releases Her Debut Novel."
July 28, 2020: The Occultists Book trailer! Click here!
July 17, 2020: "The Occultists," my debut novel, is released! Go to here to get it!
John Linwood Grant (The Assassin's Coin and A Persistence of Geraniums) said, "An Edwardian tapestry of ceaseless occult war and worldwide political struggle ... Schattel surprises by skillfully reanimating old tropes as she explores dreadful personal loss, unexpected betrayal, and dogged persistence. With its memorable monstrosities--both human and other--its conflicted protagonist, and a plot full of twists, The Occultists is a fascinating tale of both the esoteric and the mundane."
June 1, 2020: Just getting started on this new site. I'll add some reviews as they come in, plus relevant links. Thanks for stopping by!
I'm a writer and filmmaker who has written and directed three award-winning, internationally distributed feature films, and have had multiple screenplays optioned by various prominent production companies. My first novel, "The Occultists," was published by JournalStone in 2020.
I’ve taught Film Directing, Screenwriting and Film Editing in the NC University system, New York City and elsewhere. Proudly and passionately transgender, I live in the mountains of Asheville, NC with my wife and three wild, vicious animals who love people food.