Priscilla Spencer is writer and producer from Dallas, Texas, currently living in Los Angeles. After graduating from Miss Ela Hockaday’s School for Girls (mascot: Killer Daisy), she studied Digital Media Design at The University of Pennsylvania (mascot: Fighting Quaker). There, she co-directed “Zeyen and Nazia,” taking Best Undergraduate Short Film at the Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival. In her five years as a 3D previs artist at Launch in NYC, she worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, including collaborating on the Emmy-nominated “Finals” ad for Coke.
In her literary pursuits, she has illustrated maps for seven acclaimed fantasy series, working with Jim Butcher, Saladin Ahmed, Myke Cole, Kevin Hearne, Harry Connolly, Seanan McGuire, and indie RPG publisher Evil Hat Productions. She sells prints of her maps to raise funds for a variety of charities, including the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and microlending platform Kiva. She contributed an essay on the “Doctor Horrible” fandom to Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them, and she has served as a continuity editor for authors Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, and Mary Robinette Kowal. She founded a charity, “Books for Boobs,” and raised $12,000 for fighting breast cancer while supporting noteworthy writers. She even modeled for a literary pin-up calendar benefitting Heifer International, which combats global poverty.
At USC (mascot: actually a horse, contrary to popular belief), she production designed two NYFA theses, “Eugene” and “(Z),” and USC horror film “Ashes;” associate produced USC thesis “Caroline’s Unconventional Birthday Party Bash;” and produced the USC thesis “Off Track” and “Tomorrow.” For “Off Track,” she also spearheaded the social media campaign, raising over $15,000 in the film’s Kickstarter and mobilizing the voting effort that named it IndieWire’s Project of the Month. She most recently wrote, directed, and produced the webseries “The Ice Queen.”