Isabella "Izzy" Church is a recognized self-empowered actor, author, and artist dedicated to creating everything from bold comedies to daring psychological thrillers. She is the founder of Third Culture Productions, a certified creative arts coach, and body & brain instructor. As a creative arts coach, Izzy implements meditative & brain enhancement techniques that teach optimal brain/body utilization for acting and personal development.
Izzy completed Maggie Flanigan's Meisner Program, Shakespeare from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with Shane-Ann Younts, Improv with Upright Citizen Brigade, and IN Studios. Izzy began her studies in film production at the School of Visual Arts and graduated from Mary Mount Manhattan College with a degree in Communication Arts, specializing in writing for film and television. Furthermore, Izzy had a short, but pathbreaking stint with Dream Works in the books to film department. Her time spent at Dream Works inspired her to adapt her novel, Angry Movie Guy, for the screen. Izzy is proud to announce that she is currently in preproduction for her first feature film, the LOL romantic comedy Letters To Ganesha and her first gothic-dramedy TV pilot, Bank.
Her multi-faceted career has helped her to build a personal brand as well as meet and forge relationships within film, fashion, art, music, and publishing. As an artist, Izzy's artwork has been on display at several galleries, including the NYU Kimmel Center, Howl Happening, Afro-Punk, and the World Trade Center.
Izzy's most recent productions include the LES festival with the Theater for the New City. She just wrapped on the comedy film titled, "Mister Sister". And, is preparing for a role in a new feature film. Izzy can't wait to get back on stage and is working on an original scripted/unscripted absurdist comedy with an original sound-track.
Izzy is about to release another children's book titled Little Red & Vandal Wolf: You're in My Hood Now. You can check out other titles by Izzy including, Dr. Pookie and The Case of his Missing Thought and the LOL novel, Angry Movie Guy.
Coming Soon to theaters!
I play Gina in the feature film Mister Sister
Brick House reading for the Theater for the New City.
Gothic-Comedy TV pilot BANK in preproduction written by Izzy Church
Single Life Sketch Comedy Troupe in production for next show with all new sketches!
Hearts and Daggers written/directed by Izzy Church is in the LES Film Festival
Maurine & Maurice immersive play in preproduction
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ANGRY MOVIE GUY stars Charlie Zimmerman, an awkward film reviewer that chooses to become a sensational, verbally incontinent film critic, known as the Angry Movie Guy, to achieve fame and success.
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In the children’s mystery adventure, Dr. Pookie and The Case of his Missing Thought,
Dr. Pookie shares
with his friends
the exciting and curious tale of the time he lost his thought and the hilarious adventure that follows as he frantically searches for it. Join along with all the furry creatures in the Little Royal Forest as they search high and low for Dr. Pookie’s missing thought.
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TV & Film
Richie, an overworked, self-indulgent writer, travels to India during the Ganesha festival with Katie, his incurably romantic girlfriend, to experience something magical together, but, for the magic to work, they must first deal with their bizarre friends back at home.
ANGRY MOVIE GUY is a heart-warming Grinch-like personal redemption story as Charlie tries to move beyond his egocentric personality and win over his worst enemy.
BANK is a gothic dreamed about Victor Singer, a struggling
writer that moves to LA to write the next Hollywood Blockbuster
but ends up penniless and living in his car. Until Vic gets hired at the Bank, a gothic nightclub where he discovers his doppelgänger.
Work in Development: Tadpoles (Feature Film), Brick House (Short in preproduction), Jillian (TV pilot)
Amateur Hour (Mob-Comedy) Dr. Pookie & The Incredible Miss Honeybees (Children's chapter book)
When you're young, single, and living in NYC rotten
things are bound to happen! Expect uproarious
laughter, as SINGLE LIFE sketch group explores
multiple issues in dark comedic effect with the use of
slapstick or physical comedy.
Sketch Comedy Reel
Check out highlights from my 2020 sketch comedy reel & other funny shit!
Immersive Theatrical Experience
The Maurine & Maurice Show is an immersive out-of-the-box mob-comedy with a choose your ending story. The two-hour scripted/unscripted multi-site experience is staged as a tour given by Maurine, a former gangster's moll. When Maurine's "almost made" husband, Maurice, decides to tempt fate and shows up at her job with her diary, the couple's tumultuous relationship takes center stage. The infamous duo is not alone; the tour is invaded by an alien, a hairstylist, Maurine's bestie, her nosey mother, NYC finest bartender, and a Dolemite character that slept in the park so he could buy Maurine breakfast. This two-hour walking adventure will leave you wanting more.