Melissa Kong is a comedy/dramedy writer and director from Chicago. She focuses on character-driven content filled with humor and hope that is insightful and entertaining. Like her writing, she can be silly yet profound. She wears her heart on the page and probably a food stain on her shirt. Writing highlights include Wonderful World (CAPE List, WIF x Black List finalist, Nicholl quarter-finalist), Tina Fey is My Friend (Nicholl Fellowship top 10%, Austin Film Festival semi-finalist), Don’t Worry About It (Nicholl Fellowship top 15%). Her proof of concept for Don’t Worry About It premiered at the Midwest Film Festival and was nominated for Best Screenplay. Currently she’s an office PA on NBC’s Chicago Fire. She earned her MFA in Writing for the Screen & Stage from Northwestern University and BA in Theater from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Don't Worry About It
After her father's death, a young woman's obsessive-compulsive disorder spirals out of control. She enters an intensive therapy program, where she must learn to deal with his death and OCD before it takes over her life.
DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT was written and directed by a Chicago filmmaker and shot with Chicago actors and a Chicago crew.