Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trumpulence Press Release

Two Flight Attendants Release Comedy Movie Script Titled Trumpulence

LOS ANGELESMay 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Cathy Torres and Ellen Simonettiwill post their hilarious and timely new script, Trumpulence, online for all to see. 
The script follows a dysfunctional American airline crew on a trip to the Central American country of 'Colonagua.' "And boy are they in for a ride," says script co-author Torres.
The crew's trip coincides with President Trump's controversial trade conference in that country. Right before they leave, Trump hurls insults like "banana-peddling buffoon" at Colonaguan President Francisco Chulón and his people. 
The crew is staying at the Trump International Hotel in Colonagua, which quickly becomes a hotbed of anti-Trump and anti-American protests. It doesn't matter that many of the crewmembers didn't vote for Trump and in no way agree with his speeches or policies. They're stuck.
Hilarity ensues as the crew must find a way out of the country before getting pummeled by protestors and each other. Can they keep it together through political differences, heel-breaking hardships, and anxious thoughts of cats back home?
"It's kind of a cross between Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, The Wizard of Oz, and Nixon," jokes co-author Simonetti. "But seriously, we're trying to portray the current bipolar political climate in the U.S. And, yes, I have had some serious political differences with members of my crews. But we all have to figure out how to get along and work together, otherwise the plane won't leave the gate." 
Also along for the ride is a spiritual guru character, based on Byron Katie. According to Torres, there's a surprise twist at the end. "This whole Trump thing could have a very different ending. Read and you will see!" she laughs.
Torres and Simonetti started the script in January of 2016, way before Donald Trumpwon the Republican presidential nominee. "It was about a world where a fictitious dude with a fluorescent yellow combover becomes president," explains Simonetti. "Well, the day after the election, we thought our script--and our country--were toast," Torres elaborates. "We had to do some serious revamping, including changing the absurd fictitious president to the frighteningly real Donald Trump. We also renamed the script Trumpulence."
Torres is a current flight attendant for a major U.S. airline and Simonetti is a former flight attendant and famous blogger. Her book, based on her blog, is titled Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant: The Queen of Sky Blog.
Visit for more information and to view the script. The script will be available on on Thursday, May 25.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Hi All, Cathy and I have spent the last six months (since the election) working on a MAJOR revamp of our script. It's posted below. We're really excited about it! 😄 Please drop us a line if you like it. Our email is

By the way, Cathy came up with the brilliant title, "Trumpulence"! 😀


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Plea for Help

Hi all,

Well, it seems our absurd script about an insane man becoming president was not so absurd after all.😨
So now we need your help to make our script relevant. I've reposted the script below. Please give us suggestions on how to rewrite it in the current political mess clime.

Thank you!

Sitting here trying to love what is,

Ellen & Cathy

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Turbulencia Pitch Video

If we're a little shiny, it's because it was one of those 100 degree L.A. days--lol!

Our script is hosted on The Black List.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Ellen and Cathy's Bios

Ellen Simonetti was a flight attendant for 8 years and more recently studied Radio/TV/Film at the University of Texas and screenwriting in L.A. In 2006, she wrote a book based on her blog called Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant: The Queen of Sky Blog. The book is currently not under option. Google her for more info about her checkered interesting past: Ellen Simonetti

Cathy Torres grew up the small East Texas town of Lindale. Shortly after high school at 18 years old, she joined the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan and finished her four year enlistment in southern California. Soon after, she started college at Baylor University where she graduated with a B.A. in Professional Writing in 2007. The following summer, she became a flight attendant at a major airline where Cathy continues to fly the friendly skies. In 2014, she completed a second B.A. and the Screenwriting Certificate at The New School.  She currently resides in Los Angeles. 

Cathy read Ellen's blog and book in 2007 and connected with her on Facebook. Years later they reconnected and a writing partnership was born! Their goal is to bring the secret lives of flight crews to big and small screens worldwide.