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Romina Schwedler Wins Millie Award For Best Director At The Milledgeville + Eatonton Film Festival For Her Short Film "The Visit"
- Thursday, May. 3, 2018
The Film Also Received The Best Drama Short Award and Best Supporting Actress For Academy Award Nominee June Squibb
Milledgeville + Eatonton, GA
This was the Georgia premiere for the award winning film starring Sean Maher ("Firefly") and June Squibb ("Nebraska").
The ME Film Festival, which wrapped last Sunday, celebrated its 5th Anniversary this year with a notable focus on women filmmakers, a mission that festival founder and president Jeremiah Bennett has carried out since the very beginning.
"The Visit" explores familial relationships, proposing a unique angle on the complexity of the human mind and emotions, and proving with elegance and ingenuity, that things are not always the way they appear.
With nine (9) awards, eight (8) nominations and five (5) special mentions to date, the 12:30 minute psychological drama continues to enjoy a fruitful festival run, with upcoming screenings May 5th at the Twister Alley Film Festival (OK) where the film is nominated for Best Drama Short, Best Director and Best Ensemble Cast, and returning to its native NYC for the SOHO Film Festival in June.
Director Romina Schwedler, who was an Honoree at SHOOT Magazine's 12th Annual New Director's Showcase in 2014 with her Debut Micro-Short Film "How A Man Gets Ready," recently wrapped production on her film "Boom": A whimscal short about ageism in Hollywood, starring Barbara Miluski and Caroline Ryburn, cinematography by Danna Kinsky.
Besides continuing to represent "The Visit" on the festival circuit and completing post-production on her current project, Schwedler is also working on the screenplay for her first feature film.
More information about "The Visit" at www.VisitTheFilm.com
Cast: Sean Maher, June Squibb, Sadie Katz, Dominick Coniglio, Brenda Crawley, Mark Gorham, Mavis Martin
Writer, Director, Producer: Romina Schwedler
Cinematographer: Alan J. Carmona
Co-Producers: Alan J. Carmona, Ruben Rodas
Original Score: Dan Zlotnik
Art Design: Alina Uzlov
Visual Effects Shaun Ryan Savard
Costume Design: Celeste Montalvo
Hair and Makeup: Tara Zielenski
Sound Design: Jordan Meltzer, Jack Goodman, Julian Evans
Editor: Romina Schwedler
Color: Company 3/ Jaime O'Bradovich