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Robyn Paris

GlassHouse Entertainment
Los Angeles, CA


My short dramedy, Fruitless, is screening Friday afternoon at 5:30 with the Comedy Shorts block. The film follows a lonely 40-something woman who goes to drastic lengths to join the clique of young moms who meet outside her window. I'll also be speaking on the "PRODUCING: Don't Have $1 million, How to Make a Micro-Budget Feature and Get it Distributed" panel on Saturday at 1pm.

Bio: An award-winning writer/director/actor, Robyn Paris has written and developed features, television, web series and Virtual Reality programming for numerous production companies. Robyn was one of 9 women selected for the 2021 "Future Directors of Studio Features" initiative sponsored by Blackmagic Collective and reported in Variety. Robyn created, directed and produced ten episodes of the original mockumentary series THE ROOM ACTORS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? (TRAWATN) - cumulatively the length of a full feature. The series premiered at Raindance and went on to screen at dozens of prestigious film festivals worldwide, including HollyShorts, HBO's ITVFest, the Chicago Comedy Film Festival where Robyn won the “Best Director” award and HollyWeb where the series won “Best Ensemble Cast.” The show was nominated for three Independent Series Awards in 2018 and won "Best Web Series" at the 2020 and 2018 LA Independent Film Festival before premiering online in partnership with Funny or Die and amassing 1M+ views and thousands of positive comments.

Robyn’s work has generated press in Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, PopSugar and others. She’s appeared on dozens of podcasts across the US, the UK and Canada, including Entertainment Weekly Radio on Sirius XM, the Mike and Ming Show (AMC’s Comic Book Men), and Monocle (UK). Robyn’s projects have been featured on Kickstarter as "Staff Picks," "Projects We Love," and "New and Noteworthy."

As a writer, Robyn won the Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Award, the Harmony Gold Award, the Jack Nicholson Prize, the National Association of Theatre Owners of CA/NV Fellowship in Screening, Oliver's Prize in Screenwriting for Children and was a Humanitas Prize nominee. She holds an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA and a BA from Duke University.

Raised in Greensboro, NC, Robyn started her career in entertainment as an actor and comedic improviser. She has appeared in and written numerous theatrical productions and performed improv on house teams and corporate shows with The Second City Chicago, Improv Olympic Chicago, IO West and The Groundlings. Through a hilarious turn of events, Robyn was portrayed by June Diane Raphael in the Oscar-nominated film, THE DISASTER ARTIST.