Carlos Etzio Roman

Carlos Etzio Roman

Producer/Director/Writer/Actor at Roman Pictures
Actor, Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter

Lewes, Delaware

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About Carlos

Mr. Roman is the founder, president and creative force behind Roman Pictures, Inc., a television and motion picture production company based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. His filmmaking career spans more than three decades and includes several multi-award-winning feature and short films, and successful entertainment-based projects.
Carlos Etzio Roman was born in Lima, Peru. There he lived with his father, his mother, grandmother and half-brother, attending The Rich Mountain (Monterrico) English School and the Claretianos Catholic School and showing a budding interest in filmmaking even at an early age.
At the age of 18, he came to America with his wife and infant son to make a life of his own. Speaking very little English, he learned very quickly by listening to those around him and through informal lessons from a still life-long friend, Colonel Ben Tarnell. After successfully creating his own landscaping business, he came back to his calling to filmmaking and began producing talent shows and TV commercials for local merchants. This led to his first movie short in 1989 entitled "Taking Care of Business." After receiving positive feedback on the finished product, he invested in professional-grade camera and sound equipment and entered into the independent feature film circuit, a venture that was unheard of outside of the big Hollywood productions at the time, making him a pioneer for independent filmmaking. Mr. Roman's first feature length production, "Mismatch," premiered at the Kennedy Center's American Film Institute (AFI) Theater in 1991, and more recently won an Award of Merit at The Accolade Television Awards as a classic film. "Lady Law," a one-hour television pilot, also premiered at the AFI in June, 1994. These two productions featured over 370 actors and was enthusiastically received by film distributors at the American Film Market and Cannes Festival. Other subsequent film projects, the multi-award-winning sci-fi action thriller "Signals" (winner of "Best Action Feature Film" at an established New York film festival) with its follow-up sequel "Signals 2," as well as the sci-fi drama "Time Refugees," ITN Distribution of NY presented "Signals" at the AFM and Cannes Festival, and signed for Roman Pictures to have "Signals" distributed to Russia in December 2008. Shoreline Entertainment, a major, international distributor for genre feature films, has also initiated contact with Roman Pictures in regard to distribution rights for "Signals 2" and "Second Time Around," a supernatural family court drama. His multi-award winning suspense/thriller/drama tv series, "Dissensions," recently won the Silver Remi Award at the prestigious 50th annual WorldFest Houston Film Festival, founded in April 1968 as the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. In addition to these feature and short films, he has also formed his current Entertainment News Network, WRPN.TV. WRPN (Washington Roman Pictures Network), which interncasts news reports from Los Angeles celebrity galas and festivals, interviewing red carpet guests and capturing a glimpse of the Hollywood scene. WRPN also reports on news related to their own films, as well as reports on other films being produced in the Washington D.C./MD/VA area, with an "On-Demand" video program for filmmakers winning awards at his film festivals: He, along with his long-time partner, Sharon Carpenter-Rose, is the founder and CEO of 6 successful film festivals that feature guaranteed distribution opportunities for top winners: Depth Of Field International Film Festival (DOFIFF.com), Docs Without Borders Film Festival (DWBFF1.com), WRPN.TV Short, Tight and Loose Competition (WSTL1.com), WRPN.TV Global Webisode Competition (WGWC1.com), WRPN Women's International Film Festival (WWIFF.com) and So You Think You Can act (SYTYCA.com)

Credits

  • Spiros and the Hood

    Spiros and the Hood (2016)
    Television (Adventure) Writer The metropolitan coastal city of Orkney Bay prides itself on the low crime rate, for a city of its size. The much admired and renowned 73 year old Greek/American Det. Lt. Dorian Spiros represents one of the biggest issues the city has faced in the last few months: his tenure with the department. As much as a few city groups have criticized the city for keeping him on the payroll, Spiros has proven over and over his capability to give more than what he takes... until now. A group of very organized thieves has been creating havoc around the city, robbing drug dealers and corrupt politicians of their hard earned money, then distributing the money among charitable organizations and people in need. This has earned them the simple name of "The Hoods", mainly due to their leader, Vincent Hood, a man with no past, no records: virtually no reliable means to learn anything about him anywhere in the world. Counting Vincent, this group is comprised of 5 members: Vincent's best friend, Brad "the ... Written by Carlos Etzio Roman

  • Signals 3

    Signals 3 (2015)
    Film by Roman Pictures Nick Marconi/Lead/Writer/Director

  • Time Refugees

    Time Refugees (2014)
    Film (Sci-Fi) Writer In the year 2110 a small group of space travelers have left the war-ravaged Earth behind. After transporting themselves through space and time, they approach what they think is Earth....or is it? Soon they will find out a truth they are not ready to confront, a truth that will bond them to change the fate of humanity, a truth that will turn them into "Time Refugees." Written by SCR

  • Dissensions

    Dissensions (2013)
    Internet by Roman Pictures Writer/Director

  • Touching Yonder

    Touching Yonder (2013)
    Internet by Roman Pictures Writer/Director

  • Signals 2

    Signals 2 (2013)
    Film by Roman Pictures Nick Marconi/Lead/Writer/Director

  • Mirror, Mirror

    Mirror, Mirror (2013)
    Film (Short and Horror) Writer Gena used to have it all. Now she'll be lucky if she can just tell day from night. Nothing a good psychotherapist can't help with. But what's a girl to do when the tequila runs out?

  • Signals

    Signals (2008)
    Film by Roman Pictures Nick Marconi/Lead/Writer/Director

  • Geezers

    Geezers (2000)
    Television by Roman Pictures Writer/Director

  • Mismatch Part 1

    Mismatch Part 1 (1999)
    Film (Action) Writer In the quiet Washington D.C. community of Farrington County, young, wealthy, Colombian Diplomat and alleged drug kingpin Alfonso Medina is back on the street after beating a drug distribution rap. After his father is killed in an attempted drug operation by the frustrated Farrington police, Alfonso grabs the powerful position as head of the Medina family crime organization. Soon he begins to believe that he is invincible, godlike, and that laws, rules and mere mortals can not touch him. With those delusions of grandeur Medina embarks on a lucrative new venture, the international sale of children for prostitution and pornography. Now he's in the domain of hard-working, hard-playing detectives Erik Kana (writer-director Carlos Roman) and Debbie Cooper (co-executive producer Debbie Harvey). Kana is a Spanish-Italian, by the gun, chauvinistic, womanizing, widowed and financially independent police detective who is raising his teenage daughter alone. Cooper is an attractive, single, ... Written by Carlos Etzio Roman

  • Mismatch Part 2

    Mismatch Part 2 (1999)
    Film (Action) Writer In the quiet Washington D.C. community of Farrington County, young, wealthy, Colombian Diplomat and alleged drug kingpin Alfonso Medina is back on the street after beating a drug distribution rap. After his father is killed in an attempted drug operation by the frustrated Farrington police, Alfonso grabs the powerful position as head of the Medina family crime organization. Soon he begins to believe that he is invincible, godlike, and that laws, rules and mere mortals can not touch him. With those delusions of grandeur Medina embarks on a lucrative new venture, the international sale of children for prostitution and pornography. Now he's in the domain of hard-working, hard-playing detectives Erik Kana (writer-director Carlos Roman) and Debbie Cooper (co-executive producer Debbie Harvey). Kana is a Spanish-Italian, by the gun, chauvinistic, womanizing, widowed and financially independent police detective who is raising his teenage daughter alone. Cooper is an attractive, single, ... Written by Anonymous

  • Lady Law

    Lady Law (1995)
    Television by Zio Productions Tony Saldana/Co Starr/Writer/ Director

  • Second Time Around

    Second Time Around
    Film (Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Writer A prominent criminal attorney is killed during a trial, by his own client, leaving behind his wife and 13 year old son. His law firm business partner and childhood best friend gets charged and convicted with plotting the killing with the client. Two years later, the wife remarries, unfortunately to an abusive, powerful politician. As her child turns 17, he witnesses another drunken beating of his mother by his step father, he tries to help her, making the stepfather turn on him and proceed to beat him mercilessly as the mother watches in horror. The mother runs to the closet, retrieves a gun and comes back to see the stepfather sitting on top of the kid, hitting his head on the bare floor. She shoots the husband multiple times, killing him. Her son is taken to a trauma center, where he remains in a coma. She gets arrested and charged with murder, by the same prosecutor who witnessed her husband's murder in the courtroom and convicted the law firm partner. Unable to make bail, she's ... Written by Carlos Etzio Roman

Awards

  • Dissensions - Silver REMI - World Fest Houston
    (2017)

  • Dissensions - Bronze award - International Independent Film Awards
    (2017)

  • Touching Yonder - Recognition: Web Series - Indie Fest
    (2016)

  • Touching Yonder - Recognition: Concept - Indie Fest
    (2015)

  • Touching Yonder - Recognition: Creativity/Originality - Indie Fest
    (2015)

  • Touching Yonder - Recognition: Direction - Indie Fest
    (2015)

  • Touching Yonder - Recognition: Script Writer - Indie Fest
    (2015)

  • Touching Yonder -Recognition: Film Short - Indie Fest
    (2015)

  • Touching Yonder - Recognition: Web/Internet Programming - Indie fest
    (2015)

  • Touching Yonder: Recognition: Webisode - Indie Fest
    (2015)

  • Dissensions - Best Dialogue - Rome Web Awards
    (2014)

  • Signals 2 - Best TV Mini-Series - Madrid International Film Festival
    (2014)

  • Signals 2 - Award Of Merit Feature Film - The Accolade Competition
    (2013)

  • Signals 2 - Award of Merit - Creativity/Originality The Accolade Competition
    (2013)

  • Touching Yonder - Award Of Merit - The Accolade Competition
    (2013)

  • Dissensions - Award Of merit: Editing - The Accolade Competition
    (2013)

  • Dissensions - Award Of merit Webisode - The Accolade Competition
    (2013)

  • Signals - Finalist Full Feature Category Pocono Mountains Film Festival 2011
    (2011)

  • Signals - Winner Award Of Merit - Los Angeles Cinema Festival Of Hollywood. Fall
    (2010)

  • Signals - Winner Best Stunts Los Angeles Cinema Festival Of Hollywood. Fall
    (2010)

  • Signals - Winner Award Of Merit Pilot Program "The Accolade Television Awards"
    (2010)

  • Signals - Winner Award Of Merit The Indie Fest 2011
    (2010)

  • Mismatch - Award Of Merit. Pilot Program The Accolade Television Awards Winner
    (2010)

  • Mismatch 2 - Award Of Merit. Pilot Program The Accolade Competition
    (2010)

  • Signals - Best Action feature. New York International Independent Film & Video Festival.
    (2008)

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