Celeste Chaney is a novelist, screenwriter, and director. Her feature thrillers, “Dark Rooms” and “Cradle Song,” have placed in various competitions, labs, and festivals, including TFI's Untold Stories Competition, the Alfred P. Sloan Filmmaker’s Fund, Shore Scripts, the Stowe Story Lab, Screencraft, Big Break, the Sundance Labs, the Atlanta Film Festival, and the Austin Film Festival. In 2019, she directed her first short film, which screened at six festivals in 2020. She is currently developing a feature-length road trip comedy. Her novel, In Absence of Fear, is available on Amazon, Audible, iTunes, and at Barnes & Noble. When she isn't writing (or wrangling her six-year-old son), she serves other productions as an intimacy coordinator. www.celestechaney.com.


"Vanish" (feature film)

Putting off major life decisions and desperately hoping to win a social media challenge, two strangers team up and take to the road to “find themselves.” But when #vanlife proves to be less than Instagram worthy, the women realize they don’t know who’s in the driver’s seat, and are forced to confront the lives they left in the rearview mirror.


HerArts, 2023 - Spring edition