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Award Winning Writer-Director with International Experience

Jason Rosette

Jason Rosette is a creative, award winning writer-director and filmmaker with over two decades experience producing motion media in the USA and abroad. He has directed and produced content in the USA, Central America, Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar, with a particular regional focus on ASEAN-APAC (Asia) between 2005 and the present.

Mr. Rosette is a seasoned go-to talent for scripted, factual, and short form content that seeks to deliver philanthropic, multicultural, educational, and prosocial messages. This hallmark continues with his recent direction of prosocial spots for Microsoft Philanthropies in Asia, and other philanthropic, prosocial and educational work.

A graduate of NYU Film (BFA), with an MA in International Development studies from Royal University of Phnom Penh, Jason Rosette self-launched his career in New York with the "Utterly compelling" (Jacksonville Film Journal) grass roots feature documentary, 'BookWars("Terrific" - LA Times), which he shot, produced, edited and directed while working as a sidewalk bookseller in Manhattan in the mid to late 90's. Despite the no-budget production of the film, 'BookWars' was released in the year 2000 to wide critical acclaim, and won the Best Documentary award upon its premiere at the New York Underground film festival. The movie was screened and broadcast widely, and is now a part of the circulating films collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A unique insider's perspective on the making of this contemporary classic movie, '10,000 Miles to Go: An American Filmmaking Odyssey', is available on Amazon, Nook, and other platforms.

A number of experimental films and videos followed the release of that picture, with short form PSAs and prosocial spots produced for several local and international NGOs.

Between 2003-2004, Mr. Rosette returned to his former homestate of New Mexico during the infancy of that state's filmed incentives program, to write, produce, and direct the multicultural sci-fi feature road movie, 'Lost in New Mexico'. That scripted dramatic feature enjoyed domestic festival play and a number of positive reviews; the Moving Arts Journal called the movie "a unique and interesting take on the fluidity of technology versus the recurring commonality of the human condition", while it was "Recommended for adventurous viewers" by the Library Journal. It continues to play and stream to this day on VOD and OTT.

In 2005, Mr. Rosette became active in the ASEAN-APAC (Asia) region, and directed a number of high profile advocacy documentaries for NGOs, CSOs, and private sector organizations. Clients included WildAid, Conservation International, Fauna and Flora International, and USAID implementer DAI among others. 

Several of those projects were produced under exceptionally challenging conditions, with equipment (including generators and electric) for the wildlife advocacy documentary 'Have Forest Have Life' being brought in by off-road motorcycle into remote forested and mountain areas.  Pivoting off of his own New York theater and on-camera acting experience, Mr. Rosette demonstrated a deft capability to ideate and work with talent of all kinds, as he cast, coached, and trained indigenous Jarai, Tampuen, and Kreung participants to deliver testimonial voiceovers in character for that project. A jungle-VO booth was constructed per his design out of local materials, using vines and other canopy matter as sound proofing.

Independently produced work in Asia included the supernatural Vietnam war-themed historical drama, 'Freedom Deal: Story of Lucky', the homegrown rockumentary and festival favorite, 'Vuth Learns to Rock', experimental time lapse movies including 'Bangkok Traffic', lifestyle and travel oriented content including 'Burma Bong', the festival-selected eco documentary 'Crab Ladies', and others. The documentary short, 'Orphan Teacher', informally produced in a makeshift classroom in Cambodia, reveals Mr. Rosette during his work as a volunteer educator for disadvantaged girls and boys in Phnom Penh.

During this time, he also worked (and continues to work) as a line producer and location manager for productions visiting the ASEAN-APAC region.

While in Asia Mr. Rosette and his Khmer colleagues launched, directed, and curated the first internationally recognized film festival in Cambodia since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, CamboFest: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia. He similarly launched a regional partner event, called the Bangkok IndieFest, with friends in neighboring Thailand. The Bangkok IndieFest was hailed as a 'CNN Go Asia' pick upon its launch, only days after the turbulent 'Red Shirt Protests' in Bangkok at the time.

Between 2010-2011, he worked as a forensic editor on an action feature in Bangkok, reconstructing problematic and missing story elements in post-production, while cutting on-set and offline for various TVCs.  He also worked with regional animation house, Imagimax. Ltd., as a screenwriter and script doctor, co-writing the period Chinese themed animated feature 'Swordsman' amongst other projects.

2013-2014 saw Mr. Rosette working as an employee of the US Department of State with the US Embassy, Yangon (Rangoon Burma) at the American Center where he operated as an educator and youth group monitor. He simultaneously utilized the Embassy's direct satellite internet connection to promote his regionally produced content, including the Asian marijuana-themed travelogue, 'Burma Bong', and the Vietnam war period supernatural scripted drama, 'Freedom Deal'.

Other work directed in Asia include a music video for artist Gone Marshall, 'Go On', which was shot underwater and on land on Snake Island between Cambodia and Vietnam; the festival favorite mini-short, 'I'm Sorry I Forgot', starring Poppy the Orangutan; the quirky UFO themed 'Mysterious Workers atop Bokor Mountain'; a Microsoft Philanthropy video project (Asia) profiling the prosocial application of the Azure cloud system; a range of PSAs and outreach videos for childrens' welfare organizations in Cambodia; and many others.

Mr. Rosette is currently developing a scripted series based on the completed dramatic film, 'Freedom Deal', an OTT edutainment video portal, an array of short form prosocial PSAs, commercial TVCs and related work, and other US-Asia crossover scripted and factual film and video projects.

Jason Rosette works non-exclusively with Camerado Media

Visit his website at www.jasonrosette.com for more information

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0742891

Skills

directing
screenwriting
script doctoring
editing
creative cloud
branding
copywriting
script doctoring

Awards/History

Best Documentary, New York Underground Film Festival

Microsoft Philanthropy Asia Video - Child Protection Unit / Azure Cloud

USAID/DAI Web series, Asia 

 

 

Filmography

See complete filmography at www.jasonrosette.com

Selected Productions

Microsoft Philanthropy, ASEAN-APAC: Child Protection / Azure Cloud Services

Music Video, 'Go On' - Artist, Gone Marshall

Scripted Vietnam War Drama, 'Freedom Deal'

Scripted feature drama, 'Lost in New Mexico'

Factual Documentary Feature, 'BookWars'

Location

Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Phone: +855011736206

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Romina Schwedler

Romina Schwedler is an award-winning director and screenwriter based in New York City.

Romina 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 NY by herself after being selected for the School of American Ballet. She followed with music education at The Juilliard School and acting training at the William Esper Studio, during which she began to be featured in films, TV, music videos and commercials.

Daughter of a successful Argentinean actress/director and an award-winning photographer, Romina developed a passion for visual storytelling at a young age. 

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

This piece, as well as Bad Connections (another micro-short she wrote/directed), and The Slapper Flapper (a silent comedy micro-short she shot with her phone), went on to screen at venues such as Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater and New York's Tribeca Screening Room, receiving 23 festival awards and 4 nominations combined.

While representing her micro-shorts on the festival circuit, Romina wrote -and in time directed- her first short film, The Visit, a psychological drama starring Academy Award® Nominee June Squibb and Sean Maher, which gained inclusion in 47 film festivals, among them Oscar® Qualifying Cinequest, St. Louis International, HollyShorts, and the SAG-AFTRA Short Film Showcase, receiving 13 awards, 16 nominations, and 5 special mentions. Awards include Best Short Film, Best Overall Festival Film, and Best Director.

Romina's new film, Now You See Us, is a short comedy based on the play Boom, written by Barbara Miluski, for which Romina also wrote the adapted screenplay. The film stars Barbara Miluski and Caroline Ryburn and was shot with a mostly female crew. Now You See Us premiered recently (10/15/2020) at the Chelsea Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Award, and will be screening next (11/5-11/22) at Oscar® Qualifying St. Louis International Film Festival.

Romina is currently in the process of developing a half-hour comedy series she co-created with award-winning screenwriter James V. Hart (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Hook, August Rush) and two-time Emmy Award winning director/producer, Scott Winant (Californication, Thirtysomething Huff)

Skills

Writing
Directing
Editing

Awards/History

Romina's awards/nominations/mentions include:

* Honoree - Emerging Director - SHOOT Magazine New Directors Showcase - HOW A MAN GETS READY / 2014

* Win - Best Micro-Short Film Award - Houston Comedy Film Festival - HOW A MAN GETS READY / 2014

* Nomination - Best Short by a Woman - Burbank International Film Festival - HOW A MAN GETS READY / 2014

* Win - Gold Award/Concept - International Independent Film Awards - HOW A MAN GETS READY / 2014

* Win - Silver Award/New Media Film - International Independent Film Awards - HOW A MAN GETS READY / 2014

* Win - Silver Award/Editing - International Independent Film Awards - HOW A MAN GETS READY / 2014

* Win - Best Commercial - California International Shorts Festival - HOW A MAN GETS READY / 2014

* Win - Best Micro-Short by a Woman - Lionshead Film Festival - HOW A MAN GETS READY / 2014

* Win – Award of Excellence/Women Filmmakers - Accolade Global Film Competition - HOW A MAN GETS READY / 2015

* Win - Best Commercial - California International Shorts Festival - BAD CONNECTIONS / 2015

* Win - Award of Merit Special Mention - IndieFest Film Awards - BAD CONNECTIONS / 2015

* Win - Best Micro-Short by a Woman - Lionshead Film Festival - BAD CONNECTIONS / 2015

* Win - Best Micro-Short - Austin Revolution Film Festival - BAD CONNECTIONS / 2015

* Nomination - Best Micro-Short Film - Austin Comedy Film Festival - BAD CONNECTIONS / 2015

* Nomination - Female Filmmaker of the Year - Austin Revolution Film Festival / 2016

* Win - Best Micro-Comedy - Austin Revolution Film Festival - HOW A MAN GETS READY / 2016

* Win - Best Short by a Woman - Burbank International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2016

* Nomination - Best Actor SEAN MAHER - Burbank International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2016

* Finalist - Audience Award – Sedona International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2017

* Honorable Mention – Myrtle Beach International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2017

* Finalist - 39th Annual Short Film Competition - USA Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2017

* Nomination – Best Short Film  CayFilm / Cayman Island International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2017

* Nomination - FICIE - Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche - Best First Short Film - THE VISIT / 2017

* Finalist - Juried Short Film Competition - Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2017

* Win - Audience Choice Award - Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2017

* Win - U.S. Short Film Award of Excellence - Catalina Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2017

* Nomination - Best Short Film (Charlie Chaplin Award) - Blow-Up International Arthouse Film Fest - THE VISIT / 2017

* Nomination - Best Actress (Monica Vitti Award) - Blow-Up International Arthouse Film Fest - THE VISIT / 2017

* Win - Audience Choice Award - Florence International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2017

* Win - Best Actress Award JUNE SQUIBB - Florence International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2017

* Win - Best Actor Award SEAN MAHER - Florence International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2017

* Nomination - Best Drama Short Film - Twister Alley Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Nomination - Best Ensemble Drama Short Film - Twister Alley Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Nomination - Best Director Drama Short Film - Twister Alley Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Nomination - Best Short Film - Milledgeville + Eatonton Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Win - Best Director - Milledgeville + Eatonton Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Win - Best Supporting Actress June Squibb - Milledgeville + Eatonton Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Win - Best Dramatic Short Film - Milledgeville + Eatonton Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Nomination - Best US Short Film - SOHO International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Nomination - Audience Award - SOHO International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Nomination - Best Actress in a Short Film June Squibb - SOHO International Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Nomination - Best Actress/ Short Film June Squibb - Austin Revolution Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Nomination - Best US Dramatic Short Film - Austin Revolution Film Festival- THE VISIT / 2018

* Nomination - Best Cinematography/ Short Film - Austin Revolution Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Nomination - Female Filmmaker of the Year - Austin Revolution Film Festival / 2018

* Win - Best U.S. Short Film - Borderlands Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Win - Audience Award - Borderlands Film Festival - THE VISIT / 2018

* Win - Founder’s Award (for contribution to the feature film Yellow Scare) - Golden Door Film Festival - YELLOW SCARE / 2018

* Win - Honorary Award - Catfish Shorts Film Festival (London UK) - THE VISIT / 2019

* Win - Special Jury Award - Chelsea Film Festival - NOW YOU SEE US / 2020

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

Now You See Us (Short Film/Comedy): 00:11:00

Film Festival History

Hollyshorts Film Festival

Cinequest Film Festival

Vail Film Festival

CayFilm - Cayman Island International Film Festiva

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

SOHO International Film Festival

Orlando Film Festival

Florence Short Film Festival

Miledgeville & Eatonton Film Festival

Borderlands Film Festival

Chelsea Film Festival

St. Louis International Film Festival

SAG-AFTRA Short Film Showcase

Location

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

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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