While pursuing her Liberal Arts degree, Kaminski finished her debut poem collection, Earthly Thoughts. But the beginnings of this poem collection lead back to her high school years when she endured a concussion.
Recently she did an internship with Vanishing Angle, a production company based in L.A.
If you want her to make your story into a captivating screenplay, inquire here.
Writer of words.
Arianna Kaminski is a poet, screenwriter, and storyteller. While still at the beginning of her career, she has been writing and taking photos for the majority of her life. She embeds her love for nature and the importance of empathy into moving, heartfelt stories.
Life of Film
Kaminski is the author of Earthly Thoughts, and has various works published in the literary magazine, Seascape. She is a screenwriter and a photographer, and has a podcast called That Weird Friend. By being honest about life’s hard moments, she encourages empathy and helps people realize how much we all have in common.
She has been on the screening committee for 7 film festivals, including the San Diego International Film Festival, and has attended over 6 festivals on the East Coast, including Woodstock Film Festival and Westfield International Film Festival. She has also interned at 2 film festivals, VOB Film Festival and Montclair Film Festival, helping with production aspects as well as marketing and graphic design.
Her screenplays have been nominated and accepted into several film festivals, including Bergen International Film Festival of NJ. She has also written several scripts for an indie production company and has been a reader for the Austin Film Festival.
What inspires you?
“Good stories with well thought-out storylines and unique characters.”
“Watching the clouds.”
“Being alone in nature”
What are some experiences that changed your life and influenced your writing?
“I got a concussion in gym class when I was in my junior year of high school. I thought I was going to be a Marine Scientist but everything changed so quickly. Over years of recovery, I had to slowly accept that being a scientist was not going to be the best option for me anymore. My injury made it extremely hard for me to learn, but on the bright side, I started to lean on writing. I started to put more of my thoughts on paper. The pain I endured gave me the inspiration I needed to write poetry. I never thought I would share my poems with anyone. I thought I would be the only person to read them, but look where I am now!”
“While staying home during the Coronavirus pandemic, I finished putting together my poems into Earthly Thoughts. I was supposed to have a film internship, but it was postponed due to the virus. If the festival was not postponed, I am not certain when and if I would have had time to finish putting together this book.”
Some of my Favorites:
- FEEL-GOOD: Good Will Hunting (1997), The Proposal (2009), Dirty Dancing (1987)
- YOU WILL CRY: Infinitely Polar Bear (2014), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Imitation Game (2014)
- BEAUTIFUL: 1917 (2019), Woman King (2022)
- NOSTALGIC: Princess Diaries (2001), The Sound of Music (1965), Harry Potter (2001-2011)
- STYLE: Dinner in America (2020), Predestination (2014)
- HILARIOUS: Dickinson (2019-2021), New Girl (2011-2018)
- RELATABLE: Atypical (2017-2021), Ted Lasso (2020-)
- THE WRITING!: Normal People (2020), The Bear (2022-), Succession (2018-2023)
- NERDY & FABULOUS: How the Universe Works (2010-)
A Timeline of my Concussion
November 2014: Sustained a concussion & had to be homeschooled to adapt to my new pace.
2015-2018: Recovered from the concussion, spending a majority of my time at home in intense pain.
2019: Still recovering, but finally starting to notice some positive progress.
2020: Starting to get back into the world, then the pandemic happens.
2021: Contracted COVID, got the 2nd vaccine dose, and was later diagnosed with Long COVID.
2022: Still dealing with debilitating Long Covid symptoms caused from the virus targeting my brain injury and causing more brain inflammation.
2023: Who knows what this year will bring? Hopefully healing, health, and adventure. 🙂