• ACTOR / FILMMAKER / COACH

  • Albert has been announced as a Fellow for the prestigious 2022 Humanitas New Voices Fellowship for his work on the feature-length sci-fi drama screenplay Incarnations. The other announced Fellows are Myra Aquino, Shannon TL Kearns, Devon Kerr, and Maurizio A. Ledezma.

    Humanitas New Voices Fellowship is a four-month mentorship program for emerging television and screenwriters. The program is committed to identifying and empowering five writers each year who are unrepresented and are currently working on a 30- or 60-minute pilot or feature film screenplay that upholds the mission of Humanitas.

    Through mentorship, workshops, conversations on professional development, and networking opportunities, New Voices equips writers with the tools needed to advance their careers. As Fellows, they will each be paired with award-winning writers or showrunners for one-on-one mentorship focused on their project and professional development. Fellows will also receive a $7,500 stipend, a suite of software including Final Draft 12, and access to classes through UCLA Extension Writers' Program, Roadmap Writers, and MasterClass. Fellows will also be invited to attend the 2022 Humanitas Prizes Luncheon, hosted by Larry Wilmore at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 9th, 2022. Nkechi Okoro Carroll (All-American, The Resident, Bones) will lead the New Voices Fellowship presentations.

    Since 2010, 50 fellows have completed the New Voices program and advanced to become showrunners, producers, directors, and staff writers. Former New Voices fellows include Will Pascoe (Absentia), J. Holtham (Supergirl, Jessica Jones), Jeanine Daniels (Snowfall), Rashaad Ernesto Greene (The Chi, Searching for Alaska), Carlito Rodriguez (Empire), Emily Silver (Finding Carter), Martin Zimmerman (Ozark), and more.

    Former mentors include: Alan Ball (American Beauty, Six Feet Under, True Blood, Banshee), Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City, The Big C, The Greatest Showman, Rio 2, Carter Covington (Greek, Charmed, 10 Things I Hate About You), Marc Guggenheim (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Green Lantern, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow), Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, Wicked), David Hudgins (FBI: Most Wanted, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights), Jason Katims (Roswell, Parenthood), Jay Kogen (Frasier, The Simpsons, The Tracy Ullman Show), Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town, Spin City, Ted Lasso), Ali LeRoi (Everybody Hates Chris), David Shore (House, The Good Doctor), Robin Swicord (Little Women, Matilda, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Pam Veasey (CSI: NY, CSI: Cyber), and David Zuckerman (Family Guy, King of the Hill, American Dad!).

    Humanitas honors and empowers film and televisions writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way. Humanitas recognizes that each human being is a world to be discovered, celebrating the stories that explore the human experience, because the act of acknowledging our common humanity is transformational. Humanitas (The Human Family Educational and Cultural Institute) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with no religious affiliation.

    Incarnations, written by Albert, is a "Black List Endorsed/Recommended" script about a grieving biologist who discovers startling scientific evidence revealing the fate of his deceased four-year-old son, launching him on a spiritual quest where life meets death. The project won First Place in the Best Screenplay competition at the Oscar-accredited 2021 Rhode Island International Film Festival, and was a finalist for the Tracking Board Launch Pad Feature Competition, Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition, and Screencraft Film Fund.

    The Black List:

    "THOUGHT-PROVOKING, MINDBLOWING, AND HEARTFELT, INCARNATIONS BLENDS SCIENCE-FICTION, SPIRITUALITY, AND PATHOS TO CREATE SOMETHING WHOLLY NEW AND MEMORABLE... INCARNATIONS HOOKS OUR ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY WITH ITS MINDBLOWING HIGH CONCEPT. THE EXECUTION THAT FOLLOWS IS THOUGHTFUL AND HUMAN... INCREDIBLY POWERFUL AND STIRRING, A UNIQUE CATHARSIS ONLY THIS SCRIPT AND THIS CONCEPT CAN DELIVER."

    "CLEVER, ORIGINAL, INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING, AND GRIPPING, A HIGH CONCEPT IDEA THAT TRANSLATES INTO A SMART CHARACTER- AND IDEA-DRIVEN STORY... THE PLOT TWISTS ARE CONSISTENTLY SURPRISING... THE KIND OF LOW-BUDGET, INTELLECTUAL THRILLER THAT PLAYS AT SUNDANCE... THE IDEAS ARE KING HERE."

    Bluecat:

    "SOARS EMOTIONALLY WITHOUT EVER FEELING SENTIMENTAL, CLOYING, OR FALSE... THE SCRIPT IS TRULY UNIQUE. IT'S UNLIKE ANYTHING THE READER HAS SEEN BEFORE: A FASCINATING PREMISE WITH AN ENTHRALLING WORLD."

    WeScreenplay:

    "INCARNATIONS DELIVERS ON ALL THE BEST PARTS OF A GOOD CEREBRAL SPECULATIVE FICTION PIECE. IT DOESN'T SHY AWAY FROM THE HUMAN QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE PREMISE, INSTEAD USING THE CONCEPT TO GROUND A COMPELLING CHARACTER-DRIVEN NARRATIVE FRONT TO END... A WELL-CRAFTED AND DEEPLY INTELLIGENT PIECE OF FICTION, THOUGHT-PROVOKING IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS."

    "THE CHARACTERS AND RELATIONSHIPS ARE THE STRONGEST PART OF THIS STORY AND IT SETS A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR PLOT... SO MUCH OF THE DIALOGUE IS POWERFUL... REFRESHINGLY HONEST... THE ENDING WAS INCREDIBLY EMOTIVE... THERE ARE MEANINGFUL MESSAGES THAT WE'RE LEFT WITH, THAT WE'VE LEARNT ALONG THE JOURNEY WITH THE CHARACTERS."