Texas-bred Lindsay Opoku-Acheampong is a comedy writer and documentarian whose parents hail from Ghana and Uganda. Always finding herself in contrasting worlds, she received her BA in Biology from Occidental College (inspired by her love of childhood shows like Zoboomafoo and The Wild Thornberrys) and her MFA in Production/Directing from UCLA with an emphasis in Documentary filmmaking (inspired by her time abroad in Madagascar and her participation in undergrad campus protests). Staying true to her propensity for contrasts, Lindsay discovered that she not only loved documentary filmmaking, but also television writing.
She has since worked across documentary and scripted forms as a PA, teaching associate, and Peabody screening committee member, and her short documentary Textures has screened at prestigious festivals. She is currently in post on her hybrid documentary Cuffing Season, while attending the Mentorship Matters program and the Warner Bros. Writers’ Workshop. Her comedies have their staples: flawed protagonists, the exploration of community and friendship, a sprinkle of hijinks, and a whole lot of heart. In her free time (when she can find it), Lindsay persists in her years-long journey of considering roller skating lessons.