Producer

Romina Schwedler

Romina is an award winning director/writer/producer with works screened internationally over the past two years since her filmmaking debut in 2014.

She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she began her artistic career as a classical dancer. At the early age of 15 she moved to NYC to complete her studies at the School of American Ballet and The Juilliard School, thus beginning the path that would eventually lead her into becoming a director as well as a Meisner trained actress.

In 2014, she directed How a Man Gets Ready (a spec ad/micro-short film she also wrote/produced/edited/starred in). Through this piece she was selected as one of the top emerging filmmakers of the year at SHOOT Magazine’s 12th Annual New Directors Showcase.

After its premiere, the micro-short went on to screen at over 20 venues worldwide including TCL Chinese Theater and Toronto's Carlton Cinemas. Her next piece was Bad Connections (another spec ad/micro-short film).

Together, her micro-shorts received 37 awards and 5 nominations.

In 2015 she wrote/directed/produced The Visit: A 12 minute psychological drama starring Academy Award Nominee June Squibb (Nebraska, About Schmidt) and Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity).

The Visit premiered at the Burbank International Film Festival where it was awarded Best Short Film by a Woman and is currently doing the festival circuit, having already earned additional awards and nominations.

Romina is currently in pre-production for her first feature film, to be shot in Argentina in Nov 2017.

Skills

Writing
Directing
Editing

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Awards/History

Romina's awards/nominations to date include:

• SHOOT New Directors Showcase Honoree (2014)

• Best Micro-Short Film Award - Houston Comedy Film Festival (2014)

• Best Short Film by a Woman Nomination - Burbank International Film Festival (2014)

• Best Concept Award - International Independent Film Awards (2014)

• Best Commercial Award - California International Shorts Festival (2014)

• Best Commercial Award - California International Shorts Festival (2015)

• Best Micro-Short Film Nomination – Austin Comedy Short Film Festival (2015)

• Female Filmmaker Award of Excellence - Accolade Global Film Competition (2015)

• Best Micro-Short Film by a Woman Award – Lionshead Film Festival (2015)

• Best Micro-Short Film by a Woman Award – Lionshead Film Festival (2016)

• Best Comedy Micro-Short Film Award – Austin Revolution Film Festival (2015)

• Best Comedy Micro-Short Film Award – Austin Revolution Film Festival (2016)

• Female Filmmaker of the Year Nomination – Austin Revolution Film Festival (2016)

• Best Short Film by a Woman Award – Burbank International Film Festival (2016)

• Honorable Mention - Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (2017)

• Best Short Film Nomination - CayFilm (2017)

Filmography

How a Man Gets Ready (Spec Ad/Micro-Short Film): 00:01:14

Bad Connections (Spec Ad/Micro-Short Film): 00:01:00

The Visit (Short Film/Drama): 00:12:30

Film Festival History

Hollyshorts Film Festival

Cinequest Film Festival

Vail Film Festival

CayFilm - Cayman Island International Film Festival

CineGlobe Film Festival

Sunscreen Film Festival

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

Vaughan International Film Festival

Maryland International Film Festival

Sedona International Film Festival

Burbank International Film Festival

Las Cruces International Film Festival

FICIE - Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche

SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival

Toronto Short Film Festival

Houston Comedy Film Festival

LA Indie Film Festival

New Filmmakers NY

Austin Comedy Film Festival

Austin Revolution Film Festival

Oregon Short Film Festival

Lionshead Film Festival

Location

Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 917-699-2172
United States

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Daniel Azarian

Daniel Azarian is an award-winning filmmaker and director of branded entertainment and commercials. He has helmed national television spots for blue-chip brands as well as advertising on mobile networks in the U.S., China and the UK. Brands that have featured his work are 3M, Sony Music Entertainment, Horizon Organic, PBS, AOL Music, Perez Hilton and The Anti-Violence Project.  Selected credits include the music video "There Will Never Be Any Peace" for the Grammy award winning The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Public Service Announcements “Save Lolita", and “Bullying is Violence”, the award-winning music video “Teenage Popstar Girl”, “Building the New World Trade Center” for Silverstein Properties and the documentary short “A Day in the Life of Lolita the Performing Orca.”  He recently directed the stop-motion animation video “Mass Extinction No. 6” for the band Whisperado, which dramatizes the assault on the Earth's environment.

Skills

Directing
Editing
Producing

George Tillman Jr.

George Tillman Jr. is the director of several critically and popularly acclaimed films including Soul Food and Men of Honor. His most recent film, Notorious drew praise from such critics as Roger Ebert and Peter Travers for its frank and moving depiction of the life of rapper Biggie Smalls. Through STORY, Tillman has recently begun to apply his skills as a storyteller and film craftsman to advertising projects.
 
Tillman was still in film school when he joined producer Robert Teitel in forming Menagerie Films. Their first project, the short film Paula, written and directed by Tillman, won numerous accolades, including a Student Academy Award. He followed that with Soul Food, a comedy based on his childhood experiences, that was distributed by Fox and became a huge critical and box office hit. He next film Men of Honor, starred Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. in the story of the first African-American to serve as a U.S. Navy diver.
 
As a producer, Tillman has been involved in several other highly successful films, including Barbershop, Barbershop 2 and the recent Home for the Holidays.

Filmography

Director
 2016 Love Is a Four-Letter Word (TV Movie) 
 2014-2016 Power (TV Series) (3 episodes) 
 2015 The Longest Ride 
 2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete 
 2010 Faster 
 2009 Notorious 
 2000 Men of Honor 
 1997 Soul Food 
 1995 Scenes for the Soul 
 1992 Paula (Short) 
 
Producer
 2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut (producer) 
 2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
 2008 Nothing Like the Holidays
 2006 The Brandon T. Jackson Show (TV Movie) (executive producer) 
 2005 Roll Bounce (producer) 
 2005 Barbershop (TV Series) (executive producer) 
 2005 Beauty Shop (producer) 
 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business (producer) 
 2002 Barbershop (producer) 
 2002 Soul Food (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) 
Tonight at Noon (2002) ... (executive producer)
 
Writer
 1997 Soul Food (written by) 
 1995 Scenes for the Soul 
 1992 Paula (Short) 
 
Andy Richter

Andy Richter

Andy Richter is an award-winning actor, director, writer and producer. He relishes finding the humor in stories any which way he can, and every which way but loose.
 
Andy rose to fame on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” as O’Brien’s sidekick, starting in 1993. He has since starred in the Emmy-nominated “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” for the Fox network, and the series “Andy Barker, P.I.” for NBC. Andy's many movie appearances include such films as Robert Altman’s “Dr. T and the Women,” “Scary Movie 2?, “Elf," “Talladega Nights”, “Blades of Glory” and “Semi-Pro,” and the various iterations of “Madagascar" (including three theatrical films, a television series and a special, thus far). Since 2009, Andy has resumed his role as announcer and comic foil to Conan O'Brien, first on "The Tonight Show" on NBC and subsequently on “CONAN” on TBS.
 
Andy has directed and starred in several spots for the Illinois Lottery, in addition to directing spots for the Missouri Lottery and many pre-taped moments for Conan O'Brien.

Skills

Director
Producer
Comedian
Actor

Filmography

Producer
2007 Andy Barker, P.I. (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
Andy Richter Controls the Universe (TV Series) (producer - 10 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (supervising producer - 9 episodes, 2002 - 2003) 

Writer
2010-2016 Conan (TV Series) (written by - 25 episodes)

2010 Team Coco Presents the Conan Writers Live (TV Movie)

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (written by - 131 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (writer - 12 episodes, 2009)

1993-2000 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (writer - 453 episodes)

1998 Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 (TV Movie) 

Location

Los Angeles, CA
United States