Dale Griffiths Stamos is an award-winning screenwriter, director and playwright. She has written six short films—three of which she directed—which have all been official selections at multiple film festivals, including Palms Springs Shortfest, LA Shorts International, Dances with Films, and The Newport Beach Film Festival. They have garnered two audience and four jury awards. She has penned two feature-length screenplays which have been named finalists or semi-finalists in various screenplay competitions including: Creative World Awards, Story Pros, the New York City International Screenplay Awards, and Flickers Film Festival, among others. Two of her comedy short screenplays have won awards at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, and the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. Dale’s short and full-length plays have been produced around the country. She is the recipient of the Heideman Award from Actors Theatre of Louisville, and is a top-ten winner, twice, in the Writers Digest Stage Play Competition. Dale is also co-author of the nonfiction book RenWomen: What Modern Renaissance Women Have to Teach Us About Living Rich, Fulfilling Lives. Her newest works are three full-length plays in various stages of development.
Synopses of short films
What happens when a man walks into a matchmaking agency for people over 70 and declares that it is the matchmaker herself that he wants to date? And what if that man was someone she'd had a tryst with 50 years ago when engaged to another man?
The Dinner Guest
Valerie Garner has been working for the last six months as the new account manager at an advertising agency. Her boss, creative director Dan Lambert says his wife, Margaret, wants her to come to dinner. The reason? To meet the talented young woman who has made quite a splash at the agency. But once Valerie arrives at the Lambert home, all is not as it seems.
Dirty Little Secret
Nick thinks he can breeze through these therapy sessions with the court appointed psychologist, Dr. Dana Reynolds. After all he's Nicholas P. Berenger - he's charmed or bought himself out of worse situations than this. But soon he realizes that Dr. Reynolds may have something on him, and it's not pretty.
Two people in their sixties find themselves standing in front of the same painting at a gallery. Joe is black and Lisa is white and almost 50 years ago, when in high school, they loved each other. Now they must face their troubled past, and feelings that time may not have erased.
Dancing with Shadows
Roxanne, suffering from Alzheimers, is triggered by a radio tribute to a deceased jazz musician who had once been her lover, to blur the past and present. Her dedicated husband must decide how to lovingly handle her confusing him with that lover.
Video Interviews / Presentations
Lone Star Film Festival featured Dale's short, "The Dinner Guest" in their 2020 virtual festival. In their "Meet the Filmmaker" series: she answers "five rapid questions. "
The Sedona International Film Festival featured Dale's short, "Entwined" in their 2020 festival. This is their interview of Dale with interviewer Tonya June Moore.
The Sedona International Film Festival featured Dale's short, "Dirty Little Secret" in their 2019 festival. This is their interview of Dale with interviewer Tonya June Moore.
The Cambria Film Festival featured a short that Dale wrote and co-produced, "Match Made." Here is her video description of the film and its inspiration.