Mike Roma is a writer and director seeking to tell queer stories that appeal to a mass audience. He intends to realize this vision by creating characters whose journeys revolve around more than just their sexual identities and whose stories can be marketed beyond their niche.
His short film “Ennui” has screened in various festivals across the country including New Filmmakers-NYC Screening Series and the upcoming HollyShorts Film Screening Series in Los Angeles. It was recently selected as a Daily Short Pick on FilmShortage.com.
Originally from a small town in New Jersey, Roma has a particular affinity for suburban stories that reveal hidden skeletons lurking behind smiling housewives and their grinning husbands. He believes that putting a humorous spin on often delicate subjects is the best way to make these stories sing. His work is more auto-biographical than even he would like to know.
In May 2015, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with his B.A. in Film and Television Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. When he’s not writing and directing, he enjoys practicing yoga, going on brunch-hike dates with friends, and swiping left or right on some dating app.
DANNY the MANNY Comedy "DANNY the MANNY" revolves around a gay babysitter who discovers the boy he's watching has a penchant for cross-dressing.
Dating My Mother Independent ⋄ Comedy A single mom and her gay son navigate the world of online dating. She excitedly turns to Match dot com while he reluctantly downloads Tinder and Grindr. It is an intergenerational story about dating in the digital age, owning your Otherness, and letting go of the people you love the most.