Teresa Decher (she/her) is a writer, director, actor, and author. Whether on the page, behind the camera or in front, she tells stories about messy, imperfect women and often includes mental health representation based on her own experiences.
Her background is in comedy and her writing team Yes Please! has reached over one million views on YouTube, collaborated with Comedy Central and Funny or Die, developed a pilot with DIGA Studios (the production company behind Teen Wolf), and been featured at Los Angeles Film Festival, NYTVF, Raindance, and more. She was also featured by NewFilmmakers LA, Dances with Films, and MovieMaker Magazine for her dramedy short "Still Here".
She has expanded into grounded sci-fi and horror with her directorial debut “Subject 3”, which premiered in 2020 at FrightFest and Female Voices Rock. Her 2021 short "The Exceptionally Boring Life of Mallory Plumber" screened at LA Shorts and the Phoenix Film Festival.
Her writing has been featured on Thought Catalog and she was a top finalist for NaNoWriMo’s Los Angeles Anthology competition. She is currently querying her debut YA novel.
While Teresa's work spans both genres and formats, her end goal is always the same: to make others feel less alone.