Welcome to A Wolfe’s Wolf World. My name is actually April Wolfe. I’m a Michigander living in Los Angeles and the former lead film critic for LA Weekly. You can now find my film writing in the Village Voice, Vulture, the Washington Post, AV Club, Syfy Wire, IndieWire, Rolling Stone, Film Comment, The Wrap, and many other places. Also a journalist, essayist, fiction writer, music writer, screenwriter, film director, editor, and designer. Founder and producer of the One Axe Plays collective from Women’s Center for Creative Work, 2014 A Public Space Emerging Writer Fellow, 2015 BinderCon Fellow, 2016 Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award winner, and a USC Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities fellow.
My feature-length screenplay, The Patriarchy, was a 2013 Sundance Screenwriters Lab finalist, and another feature Dominion was a 2014 Sundance Screenwriters Lab finalist. Written and directed the short films “Widower,” “The Test,” and “Escalation.” Associate producer of the feature Molly Takes a Trip.
Formerly the editor-in-chief of The Picture Professional and a former story analyst for Aldamisa International, Goldcrest Films, and JKE. My non-fiction writing appears in Catapult, Marie Claire, The Atlantic, CityLab, Vice, Flaunt, Dame, xoJane, Bullett, Good, Bust, The Portland Mercury, Broken Pencil, The Rumpus, and some other nice places. I’ve told a few stories for NPR/PRI’s Snap Judgment and sometimes perform stage shows and act.
I studied playwriting and fiction writing at Western Michigan University and did my MFA in fiction writing at Boise State. My fiction and poetry is in A Public Space, Unsaid, The Collagist, Quarterly West, Broken Pencil, The Pinch, GEM, Barrelhouse, and some other nice places. I live and work with my husband Jeremy Bird (amazing film/video editor) and our cats, Turkey and Zoley (Lurky).
Image of me with my cat courtesy hiroshi–clark.com