Solstice MFA Graduate Lands Film Deal

The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College is pleased to announce that Solstice graduate Kimberly Kreines (January, 2011), was named the winner of both a 2010 Writers Boot Camp Fellowship and, in March 2011, a First Year Development Deal for her screenplay, Shifted, adapted from her MFA creative thesis, a science fiction novel entitled Seer.

Inspired by her background in the bio-medical field, Kreines’ screenplay is a dystopian, sci-fi adventure set in a near-future Chicago. A recipient of a U.S. patent for a brain computer interface device that makes use of electric brain waves for the control of external devices (such as a robotic arm), the twenty-nine-year old Wisconsin native has also earned several academic degrees, including a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern, a Graduate Research Grant Assignment in Neuroscience from Washington University, and an MS in Biomedical Engineering Robotics from Marquette — in addition to her Masters of Creative Writing degree from Solstice.

As the winner of the 2011 Writers Boot Camp First Year Development Deal, Kreines will be entering into a producing partnership with a development partner, and spend the next six-to-twelve months working in collaboration with WBC staff and faculty as well as the development partner, revising and editing her screenplay for the big screen.