Dana Cowden
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Dana Cowden is a screenwriter/director best known for writing strong and complex female lead characters. With a former career as a surgical nurse and Air Force Major, Dana went on to complete her MFA in screenwriting. She’s won numerous awards in screenplay contests including Fade In Awards, The Page Awards, and Scriptapalooza. She has been nominated for several awards for her films including Best Director. Nova, the science fiction feature film she wrote and directed, has been an official selection for several film festivals and nominated for best film. Nova is now out on Amazon, Apple, and many other platforms. Dana currently has another Sci-Fi film, Ohryis Project, in post-production starring Eric Roberts that is due to be out this spring.


  • Nova (2022) - Official Trailer