Jacqueline Berkman

Fiction Writer | Screenwriter | Content Editor

Panofsky’s Complaint ︎

A doorman for a luxury apartment building faces police interrogation after he snaps on the subway during a confrontation with a wealthy couple.


Who am I?

I am a writer based in Los Angeles, CA (surprise!)

I use my imagination and observation to tell darkly humorous, absurdist stories about the wildly unfair and endlessly fascinating world we live in. 

My short fiction has been published in The Write Launch, The Writing Disorder, and Waccamaw, among other places. My short story "Picking Locks" was adapted into the short film "Panofsky's Complaint" which screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner in May 2017.

Short Stories

Published by The Write Launch
March 2024

“Date Night with Mom”
Published by The Write Launch
June 2017

Published by The Writing Disorder
September 2016

“Picking Locks”
Published by Ginosko Literary Journal, pg 152-8
May 2015

“Pura Vida”
Published by Waccamaw
April 2015

“The Amino Algorithm”
Published by The Writing Disorder
December 2014

Spec Scripts

Broad City: “Drug Busts”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Trouble at Yoganox”

Original Scripts

1 hour drama pilot: Westside High (WeScreenplay semifinalist)
1/2 hour comedy pilot: Boccuzzi’s Building
Short Film: Panofsky’s Complaint (co-writer)

Other Media

All Things ConnectedThe Enduring Power of Fiction (Podcast)