Romell Foster-Owens

Romell Foster-Owens

Jowharah Films

Director, filmmaker and producer in Los Angeles, California

About Romell

Romell Foster-Owens
Producer/Director/Writer

Romell Foster-Owens is an EMMY AWARD winning Producer, and award winning Director and writer who has been in the business of Writing, Producing and Directing award-winning commercials, television series, made for TV movies, documentaries, and independent feature films for over 20 years. Ms. Foster-Owens is a graduate of the prestigious American Film Institute (Directing) and San Diego State University (Theatre) and is an Alumnus of the 2009 Producers Guild of America’s Diversity Workshop and a 2004 Alumnus of Robert De Niro’s Tribeca All Access Program.

Ms. Foster-Owens has the rare distinction of three films that she produced being “Official Selections” of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France including the 2014 film THE BALLAD OF SNAKE OIL SAM directed by Arlene Bogna. Foster-Owens also directed the feature film THE THREE MUSCATELS starring Richard Pryor.

Foster-Owens has won numerous awards, including an Emmy Award, NAACP Image Award, Black Filmmaker’s Hall of Fame Award for Best Independent Film, the National Council of Christians and Jews Humanitarian Award, 2009 Women in Film Spotlight Award. Commercials and PSA’s that Romell produced, directed and or wrote won a 2008 Platinum Aurora Award, 2009, 2010, 2012 Gold Aurora Awards, 2009, 2010 and 2012 Telly and Addy Awards. Ms. Foster-Owens has developed and produced over 200 hours of series television.

Recent television pilots produced and developed by Ms. Foster-Owens include ALOHA!, COMEDY CAMP, RALLYE STAR and ALAKAZIA LIVE!

Ms. Foster-Owens produced the Lyndon Barrois film, THE LIFT winning Best Picture and Best Director at the 2012 Madrid International Film Festival and in 2012 produced the Tommy Ford directed feature film CONFLICT OF INTEREST and is Consultant Producer on the Nathan Ives Film, IT’S NOT YOU IT’S ME and Half Moon Films 2015 release Gibby.

Romell is developing a slate of feature films for Jowharah Films that includes the novel COLORED WAITING ROOM by Patricia Pope starring Vivica A. Fox, THE VELVET ROOM written by Allison Brandin and Jana Siciliano and with Vista Point Pictures, AMARYLLIS BANG! BANG! Directed by Arlene Bogna. In 2015 Ms. Foster-Owens will produce and direct her passion project a true story about the Vietnam War, THE JUNGLE WARRIORS based on her screenplay adaptation of the book of the same name by Sgt. Bobby Briscoe that she will produce and direct. Foster-Owens will also direct LORD GIVE ME A SIGN written by Koji Steven Sakai and Emily Brauer Rogers starring Earl DMX Simmons and Vivica A. Fox


Ms. Foster-Owens is a member of the Alliance Of Women Directors, Women In Film, is a current Board Member of the Gang Alternatives Program and a Board Member Emeritus of The American Film Institute’s Center for Advance Film Studies and is the President of Jowharah Films. Reel: www.jowharahfilms.com



Name: Romell Foster-Owens

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Jowharah Films

Occupation: Director, Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter

Credits

  • First Love

    First Love (2016)
    Film (Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • The Enemy

    The Enemy (2016)
    Film by Alexander Kane (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Producer Tension runs high for writer/director Matthew Steele as he awakens in shock to find himself surrounded by six dead women with a 9mm in-hand. In a desperate search for answers, he is confronted by a mysterious caller who taunts him unrelentingly and strives to push him to the brink of insanity. As this spiraling mind-twist of mystery and suspense unfolds, Matthew also finds himself caught between a perpetuating nightmare that seemingly will not end and a suicidal reality that oddly mirrors his dark, demented screenplay called, "The Enemy". Written by Alexander Kane

  • Morning Song

    Morning Song (2014)
    (Short, Family and Romance) Producer When a devastating loss steals his joy, an old man recovers it in a park in Beijing, China.

  • Playground Politix

    Playground Politix (2014)
    by Doreen Spicer (Short, Comedy, Family and Musical) Producer When a group of girls meet resistance by a group of boys at the playground, a dance battle for space ensues.

  • The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam

    The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam (2014)
    (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Western) Producer An alchemist and snake oil salesman driven by ambition embarks on a mystical journey in pursuit of redemption.

  • It's Not You, It's Me

    It's Not You, It's Me (2013)
    Film by Nathan Ives (Comedy) Producer Serial commitment-phobe, Dave, is reeling from his decision to break up with his near perfect, now ex-girlfriend. As he tries to forget her, his battling inner voices come to life and cloud his mind with conflicting desires. Meanwhile, Carrie's own disjointed inner voices push her to move on with someone less complicated. Sensing time is short, Dave embarks on a sincere and sometimes fumbled personal journey to conquer his fear of commitment. Written by Kerith Lemon

  • The Magic Bracelet

    The Magic Bracelet (2013)
    by Jon Poll (Short, Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Producer 'The Magic Bracelet' mysteriously links best friends Angela, Ashley and a cheese obsessed dog. When Ashley inherits a totem bracelet from a friend who died of Mitochondrial Disease - the same illness she herself battles - it leads the girls on a mystical journey of discovery in which a new level of friendship, family and healing is revealed. This project was created by Make A Film Foundation to fulfill the wish of 15 year old Rina Goldberg whose final words to her mom before she died of Mitochondrial disease were 'Promise to take care of my film.' Written by Anonymous

  • Aloha

    Aloha (2012)
    Television (Comedy and Family) Producer Old School and New School worlds collide when Paige arrives from Harlem with a "Hip Hop" attitude to live with her infamous, Grandmother "GIGI" a retired Broadway Diva who owns a secluded resort in Hawaii that caters to a very rich and famous clientèle. Written by Jowharah Films

  • Summers End

    Summers End (2012)
    by Nicole Mason (Short, Drama and Romance) Producer Summer's End captures the untamed innocence of youth, and its loss of innocence, as Nicholas experiences his first sexual experience, has his first encounter with love, and ultimately confronts true betrayal by someone that he both trusts and loves. The pain of Nicholas' heartache, and the agony of betrayal, explores the competitive and destructive edges of young friendships through the characters of Drew and Nicholas. Nicholas' fear of exploring his romantic feelings as he is forced to confront the betrayal begins his initial steps toward his emotional manhood. Written by Nicole Mason

  • Seoul, U.S.A.

    Seoul, U.S.A. (2012)
    (Short and Drama) Producer Seoul, U.S.A. is a testament to Tae Kwon Do's primary tenet - indomitable spirit! Lynnette Love and Arlene Limas represent everything Tae Kwon Do. Though born of different ethnicities, with the guidance of Coach Lee these two amazing women overcome personal demons of poverty, crime infested neighborhoods and hardships of being a woman competing in a male dominated martial art form. With everything to gain and everything to lose, these two women go the distance to bring home the gold and make their country proud! Written by Cherrelle e'Lan

  • A Final Gift

    A Final Gift (2012)
    (Short and Drama) Producer Hospice nurse Joyce Greene has a loveless marriage and one rule about her job: she doesn't work with children. When Joyce's unsympathetic boss forces her to take on the case of Ben Reese, an eleven-year-old suffering from acute leukemia, it's the dying boy who teaches his reluctant caregiver a new way to live. Written by Aaron Carew

  • The Lift

    The Lift (2011)
    (Short and Drama) Producer The story of a young man stuck on the road in the late 1920s desperate to get home to Chicago, the woman who comes along and takes him, their ensuing journey, and the shocking revelation of his true identity.

  • Soñadores

    Soñadores (2011)
    (Short, Drama and Family) Producer On the eve of a national Dream Act Protest, a dreamy biology nerd faces the crossroads of graduation with fear as she is paralyzed by the realities of her immigration status. When she is awarded a scholarship for college, she must now decide if she will confront her fears or continue to hide and lose her dreams for ever. Written by Anonymous

  • Sofia & Sam

    Sofia & Sam (2009)
    Video (Short, Comedy and Romance) Producer Sofia gets upset when she catches her boyfriend Sam in bed with another girl. Sam thinks he has a magic blanket that makes him hot and sexy. Sofia wants the magic blanket and not Sam.

  • Pins and Needles

    Pins and Needles (2008)
    (Short and Musical) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Seems Like Yesterday

    Seems Like Yesterday (2008)
    by Kaye Kittrell (Short and Romance) Producer Kaye is riding the roller coaster and is thrown back in time remembering falling in love in the back seat of a red Mustang convertible.

  • Stitches

    Stitches (2008)
    by Pamela K. Johnson (Short and Drama) Producer When a teen fashionista is displaced by Hurricane Katrina, she must share a room with a girl who wears beige, until the unhip girl provokes the stylish one to show who she really is inside her pretty clothes.

  • The Club

    The Club (2008)
    by Ian Foxx (Short and Comedy) Producer

  • Native New Yorker

    Native New Yorker (2007)
    by Denise Pearley (Short and Drama) Producer

  • Hollywood at Its Best

    Hollywood at Its Best (2006)
    Film by LaFaye Baker (Documentary, Action and Drama) Producer The 60-minute docudrama, Hollywood At Its Best highlights the personal and professional lives of five of Hollywood's top five African-American stuntwomen, La Faye Baker, Kelsee Devoureaux, April Weeden-Washington, Sharon Schaffer, and Kim Washington. Written by Anonymous

  • Tendrils

    Tendrils (1996)
    (Short and Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Pretty Hattie's Baby

    Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991)
    Film by Ivan Passer Producer

  • The Three Muscatels

    The Three Muscatels (1991)
    Film (Comedy) Director Add a Plot »

  • Secret Agent OO Soul

    Secret Agent OO Soul (1990)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

Awards

  • Emmy Award, Platiumn Aurora Award, Three (3) Gold Aurora Awards, Four (4) Telly Awards, Four (4) Addy Awards, NAACP Image Award, Women In Film Spotlight Award, Best Film - Madrid Internatinal FIlm Festival, Three (3) Offical Selections Cannes Film Festi

Education

  • American Film Institute

  • San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)

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