Bev's comedy screenplay RENT MONEY garnered her the Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay at the 2012 Beverly Hills International Film Festival. For more information visit
CONCRETE WINGS is Bev's debut novel. What began as a contest-placed screenplay about a young boy's journey to freedom developed into a compelling novel filled with adventure, betrayal, smuggling, intrigue and love. CONCRETE WINGS is about Julian, a naive teen sent out of Cuba on the eve of the Bay Of Pigs Invasion to retrieve smuggled family jewels. Coming of age in New York at the height of the sexual revolution, he earns his political and economic freedom. By a twist of fate, he begins to lose his liberty when his oppressive parents arrive and refuse to assimilate into American Society. Look for Bev's next novel, UNPROTECTED WITNESS due for release at the end of 2016.
Many of Bev's stories are inspired by and or/based on true stories. Her heroic characters understand that success isn't always measured by what one becomes but often by what one overcomes.
Bev's other screenplays are all contest placed.
A New York native, Bev attended Brooklyn College and Marymount College before beginning her screenwriting studies at the Gotham Writers Workshop.
Bev Gandara wins the Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay at 2012 Beverly Hills International Film Festival.