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Testimonial! Romina Schwedler Reviews the First Catfish Shorts Screening in NYC!

"I was delighted when I heard that my 3 micro-short films had been selected to screen at Catfish Shorts in NYC. Aware that this was the series' first year I didn't quite know what to expect, but after meeting the organizers and some of the filmmakers at the pre-screening reception, I knew right away that we were in for a fun and eventful night!

I loved the style with which everything was put together. Every detail had been thought of: The colors, the style, the program! I made some wonderful connections and was able to exhibit my 3 first works ever in front of a full TriBeCa Screening Room.

As I enter the festival circuit for my newest film, I know I could not have picked a better event to close the run for my 3 debut pieces.

I'm certainly looking forward to the next edition of Catfish Shorts!"

Romina Schwedler


Romina Schwedler Biography:

Romina was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she began her artistic career as a classical dancer at the Teatro Colon. At the early age of 15, she moved to NYC by herself to continue her studies at the School of American Ballet and The Juilliard School, later following with intensive acting training at the William Esper Studio during which she began to be featured in films, TV series, music videos and commercials.

Inspired by her mother -a successful Argentinean director and actress, and her father -an award-winning photographer, Romina developed a passion for visual storytelling at an early age.

In 2014, she made her directorial debut with How a Man Gets Ready (a 1 minute micro-short film/branded content she also wrote, produced and starred in), through which she was selected as one of the top emerging filmmakers of the year at SHOOT Magazine’s 12th Annual New Directors Showcase held in connection with the Directors Guild of America.

She followed by writing, directing and producing Bad Connections (another micro-short currently in the festival circuit). Her two pieces have gone on to screen at over 20 venues worldwide, including Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater and Toronto's Carlton Cinemas.

Schwedler still resides in NYC, where besides conducting her own projects, she has worked uninterruptedly in numerous productions for commercials, music videos, short and feature films; the most recent of which was a short film made in connection with the Port Authority of NY to help promote the new World Trade Center site as a filming location to Hollywood studios and TV productions worldwide.

Besides participating in various filmmaking panels, Romina has been a member of the jury for the Emmy Awards, and recently joined NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and Television) with the goal of becoming more involved in the female filmmaker community.

Romina is now about to begin pre-production for her first feature film.

To learn more about Romina, you can find her IMDB Page here

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