Romina Schwedler

Romina Schwedler

Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Editor and Actor

New York City, New York

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About Romina

Romina Schwedler began her artistic career as a classical dancer in her native Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of 15 she moved to NY and to further her training with music lessons at the Juilliard School and acting at the William Esper Studio, during which she began to be featured in films, TV series & commercials.

Inspired by her mother -a successful Argentinean actress & director, and her father -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 she also wrote, produced & 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 held in connection with the Directors Guild of America.

She soon followed by writing, directing & producing Bad Connections (another spec ad).

Both works, as well as her micro-short The Slapper Flapper, which she shot with her phone, went on to screen at numerous festivals worldwide and received 23 awards & 4 nominations combined.

Throughout 2015 Romina wrote, directed & produced her first film, The Visit: A 12 min psychological drama starring Academy Award Nominee June Squibb & Sean Maher.

The Visit is currently on the festival circuit having received 9 awards, 8 nominations, and 5 mentions so far. Awards include the US Short Film Award of Excellence (Catalina Film Festival), Best Short Film by a Woman (Burbank International Film Festival), Audience Choice Award (Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival); Audience Choice Award, Best Actor: Sean Maher and Best Actress: June Squibb (Florence Short Film Festival), and Best Director (Milledgeville + Eatonton Film Festival).

The film has screened at 35 festivals so far including Oscar Qualifyers Cinequest and St. Louis International Film Festival; Sedona International Film Festival; Vail Film Festival; and Catalina Film Festival.

Romina is currently in post-production for her next short, Boom, as well as working on the screenplay for her first feature film.

Unique traits: Bilingual (English, Spanish)

Videos

Credits

  • The Visit

    The Visit (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress Ben joins his mom at the visiting area of a public hospital where she often claims to communicate with his wife and son. Through his grief, Ben interrupts her time and again, finally reminding her of his family's tragic death. Ben's flashbacks reveal his last days with them. Today, as he struggles to redefine his relationship with his aging mother, both are faced with the unsettling outcome of his dubious past.

  • Yellow Scare

    Yellow Scare (2016)
    Film (Comedy) Actress The time: World War II. Hitler and his heinous henchmen join forces with the Japanese and a mysterious evil leader to create a doomsday weapon that will end the war once and for all. The only thing that stands in their way is the brave (and bumbling) American heroes: Happy Charlie Steel and his brother Rex. Joined by the brave and beautiful Laura McShaunnesey, a drunken Irish pilot, and a pair of song and dance men, the fate of the free world is in their hands.

  • Bad Connections

    Bad Connections (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Actress A young man is ready to propose to his girlfriend, but when bad phone signal hijacks his perfect plan, things turn a bit 'unconventional.'

  • Star Words

    Star Words (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Before he was a cinematic genius, George Lucas was a frustrated writer. When his pot smoking, opinionated cousin Timmy visits. A sci- fi masterpiece takes flight!

  • Romeo and Juliet in Harlem

    Romeo and Juliet in Harlem (2015)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Actress The first Shakespeare feature film adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet" with a complete cast of color that stays true to the language and storyline.

  • Psychosis

    Psychosis (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Production manager Add a Plot »

  • Blink

    Blink (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Musical) Actress Blink is a surreal journey across the layers of Thomas' mind while a crucial moment unfolds. A split second turns into a full fledged voyage through unconscious fears of authoritarian figures, eerie memories and sexual desires, ultimately visiting the question of emotion versus reason. Written by Anonymous

  • How a Man Gets Ready

    How a Man Gets Ready (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Actress A young woman gets ready for a blind date with 'Prince Charming'. Hair, makeup and all the endless preparations a girl goes through before a special occasion. The man, who's anything but the hunk she envisions, gets ready 'the man way'.

  • My Dirty Little Secret

    My Dirty Little Secret (2014)
    Television (Documentary) Actress A docudrama that profiles individuals who go to great lengths to hide the skeletons in their closets.

  • The Slapper Flapper

    The Slapper Flapper (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress A silent short comedic story set in the 1920's, about a woman who, frustrated by the lack of attention she seems to be getting from men, takes matters into her own hands.

  • The Carrie Diaries

    The Carrie Diaries (2013)
    Television (Comedy and Romance) Actress Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.

  • Boardwalk Empire

    Boardwalk Empire (2013)
    Television (Crime, Drama and History) Actress Set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s Boardwalk Empire is the story of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the treasurer of Atlantic County, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Due to his relationships with mobsters as well as political contacts, the Federal Government start to take an interest in him. His lavish lifestyle seems at odds with his position, and as well as his connections, there is prolific bootlegging in the area. Written by WellardRockard

  • Smash

    Smash (2013)
    Television (Drama and Musical) Actress For a Broadway musical, the road to success is not easy. And winning the coveted Tony as Best Musical, which is the ultimate goal, is even more difficult. Such trials and tribulations are shown for a handful of shows, their creative teams and their performers. There is competition amongst the performers for roles, competition amongst the shows not only for box office but also limited investor dollars and that final Tony prize, and competition amongst those ultimately hired in the cast and crew for what they want to see happen in the show, both for the good of the show and their own personal benefit. And sometimes, personal life gets in the way of these professional goals. These problems not only happen for those new or working their ways up the ranks, such as performers Karen Cartwright and Ivy Lynn, and the writing team of Jimmy Collins and Kyle Bishop, but also seasoned veterans, such as the writing team of Tom Levitt and Julia Houston, womanizing director Derek Wills, and producer ... Written by Huggo

  • Blue Bloods

    Blue Bloods (2013)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actress Blue Bloods follows the lives of the NYPD's First Family of Law Enforcement: the Reagans. Frank, the Police Comissioner and son of former PC Henry Reagan, must balance his duties of running the largest police force in the world and being his kids' boss. His daughter Erin is an Assistant District Attorney, son Danny is a senior detective and fellow Marine Veteran, and new Harvard Law grad turned cop, Jamie all swirl through this family drama and passionately defend their city from harm. The Irish-American family is deeply rooted in their patriotism, passion, and love of family.

Awards

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

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

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

  • Women Filmmakers Award of Excellence - Accolade Global Film Competition.
    (2015)

  • Best Concept Award - International Independent Film Awards.
    (2015)

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

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

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

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

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

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