Interview with 2019 Collyer Fellowship in Screenwriting Winner, Ariella Carmell
by: Chiara Montalto-Giannini
1. When did you know you were a writer?
Growing up, books were my whole world. I read so much that my teachers had to take away my books during class. Eventually, it wasn’t enough simply to read: I wanted to write stories as well. I spent so much time absorbed in my own imagination that stories and characters flowed out of me. When I was 12, I started writing them down and never looked back.