The Difference Between Wanting To Be A Writer And Being A Writer — Kelli McNeil

Film Courage: I know you’re incredibly busy, involved in many different things. Where do you find the time to write and do you write everyday?

Kelli McNeil, Writer, Actress and Voice Over Artist: I try to write everyday. Actually I take the train a lot in Los Angeles and I will write ideas on my iPhone, typing my notes there. I do write everyday. For me I find that mornings are better with coffee when I am by myself and things are quiet in the house, that’s to me the time that I like to do it.

Again, you can’t wait for inspiration to strike because you may never end up writing something. You have to keep pushing every single day. I tend to like to keep a lot of projects in the air at the same time whether that is developing a…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).


DARUMA is inspired by a true story about two unlikely friends: a paraplegic & a double amputee. Kelli and her team are authentically casting amazing actors, Tobias Forrest & John Lawson. Disability inclusion is the last bastion of inequality in Hollywood: it’s time for change. Video is closed captioned.


About Kelli:

Kelli McNeil is a Los Angeles based writer, actor, voiceover artist and producer. As a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Drama, McNeil has performed in multiple film, TV and stage productions and wrapped production on three features in 2017, including Gus Van Sant’s new movie, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot.     


She was selected to attend BADA (British American Drama Academy) during her junior year. She currently has a national commercial airing for Little Caesars, directed by celebrated commercial director Harold Einstein of Dummy Films. She has voiced numerous commercial, corporate and theatrical projects.     


McNeil has also carved out a career for herself in advertising, where she has been a Creative Director and writer for multiple clients, including Fortune 50 companies. Her focus has been on producing digital spots and content creation…(Continued here on Kellimcneil.com).

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