Inspired by true events, feminist family drama JUNE ROSE: AN AMERICAN CHRONICLE follows a housewife and mother of three teenagers who accidentally discovers her Cherokee heritage and defies her husband -- and her Cherokee father -- to immerse herself in the Native world amid the tremendous social upheavals of the 1960s, forcing her marriage, faith, and sanity to the breaking point.

JUNE ROSE was selected for the 2022 Indigenous List, curated by The Sundance Institute, The Black List, and IllumiNative. Set in San Francisco and the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, the story is inspired by my mother's mid-life discovery of her fractured Cherokee heritage. Themes of family, identity, feminism, self-determination, and intergenerational trauma shine a fresh light on American women’s narratives.

SERIES SYNOPSIS: San Francisco in 1969 bursts with protests, police, and Flower Power when June Rose Wilder reunites with her estranged father and accidentally discovers her long-hidden Cherokee ancestry. Determined to learn more, June returns to college, where she connects with her charismatic Native American professor and real-life Red Power leader Richard Oakes, who orchestrated the Occupation of Alcatraz.

Inspired by the matrilineal Cherokee clans, and with the help of a recently "relocated" young Oklahoma Cherokee woman, June immerses herself in her newfound culture and learns the devastating true history, modern plight, and incredible fortitude of Indians in America.

A wrenching identity crisis forces June's marriage, faith, and sanity to the breaking point even as she earns a personal and political voice -- and, above all, peace with her ancestors.



Chosen for the 2022 Indigenous List:

“The premise of JUNE ROSE breathes fresh life into the concept of a period piece revolving around a sixties housewife. Less Betty Draper and more Betty Friedan, June Rose and her circumstances will be refreshingly different from anything that has been depicted on television before." - The Black List review

- JUNE ROSE: AN AMERICAN CHRONICLE is a fiscally sponsored project with Filmmakers Collaborative San Francisco, which "seeks storytellers whose projects align with our mission to create media that engages audiences in matters of social, cultural, and environmental significance."

-Finalist, IllumiNative and Pop Culture's Producer's Fellowship

- Quarterfinalist, The Script Lab TV Pilot competition, 2021

- Quarterfinalist, Final Draft Big Break, 2020

- Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, 2019