Otessa Marie Ghadar

Biography

A DC native, Otessa has fond memories of its grunge-era. Her teen years were spent serenaded by Morrissey, with much singing into her hairbrush and creating new and marvelous mischief with her best friend. She remembers mix-tapes and Sassy magazines... missing the last Metro, and getting stuck miles from payphones. Her youth was full of teen magic. ...and she remembers it as though in Super 8: warm and soft... and potentially set to Donovan music.
These are the things she tries to express in her writing and filmmaking.
(Most known for award-winning "Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden", which is all about teens growing up/getting down/coming out in the 90s. Currently writing a 70s-inspired SF story, told through the eyes of a young girl.)
Check OJinBG.com for more.

_________And now for the more "professional stuff"_______________
Otessa Ghadar is the creator and director of web series "Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden," which follows the lives of D.C. teens growing up and getting down in the 1990's. Ghadar completed her Graduate Film studies, at Columbia University's Film school in NYC. "Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden" started as her MFA Thesis, and grew from there.
Returning to her D.C. roots, the series is an example of "writing what you know." It is inspired by memories of Ghadar's own teenage years in D.C. -- part recollection, part urban legend, and part pure fiction. Ghadar continued "Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden" in 2008 to focus on the other side of our nation's capital, and to occasionally lure Jack & Jill off the Hill.

Currently in its 6th season, the series has been named an Official Honoree of the 2012 Webby Awards, and has won a 2011 Telly Award, one 2012 LA Web Fest award, two 2011 LA Web Series Festival Awards (for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Cinematography in a Drama Series), and received a 2010 Indie Intertube Ensemble Drama Award nomination, in addition to a nomination for "Outstanding Ensemble" in the 2nd annual Indie Soap awards.
The story has also received media buzz and a cult following for its positive representation of LGBT youth.

Where to find Otessa Marie Ghadar online


Videos

OJBG Season 6 Trailer
Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden is an award winning (Telly Award, LA Web Festival Award, and Webby Honoree) teen web series produced by 20/20 Productions. The sixth and final season premiere on October 3rd, and new episodes are released every Wednesday at http://OJinBG.com.

Books

Utopia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
They said she well. She was not well... Based on the true events of a mentally unwell woman who finds her way into the lion’s den at the National Zoo, this is a short story exploring the final and faint internal moments of a woman's life.
Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden: Season 4
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 11,080. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Grunge. Doc Martens. Under-age tomfoolery. Welcome to the summer of 1994. Full scripts from Season 4 of web series Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden. A first hand look at series creator Otessa Ghadar's creative vision. Read the story of 18 kids growing up and getting down in 90's Washington DC.
Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden: Season 3
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Grunge. Doc Martens. Under-age tomfoolery. Welcome to the summer of 1994. Full scripts from Season 3 of web series Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden. A first hand look at series creator Otessa Ghadar's creative vision. Read the story of 18 kids growing up and getting down in 90's Washington DC.
Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden: Season 2
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Grunge. Doc Martens. Under-age tomfoolery. Welcome to the summer of 1994. Full scripts from Season 2 of web series Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden. A first hand look at series creator Otessa Ghadar's creative vision. Read the story of 18 kids growing up and getting down in 90's Washington DC.

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