Robyn Paris’ directorial debut “The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?” (TRAWTN) is a mockumentary web series based on the so-bad-it’s-good cult film “The Room.” The series features 7 out of 9 of the original actors from “The Room,” including Robyn, who plays “Michelle.” The web series had its world premiere in October 2016 at the Raindance Film Festival in London, its US premiere at ITVFest snd screened at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival where Robyn won the best director award. The series is nominated for Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web Fest taking place March 2017 and is an official selection of the Miami Web Fest 2017.
Robyn is in preproduction on a Virtual Reality short that she wrote and will co-direct in 2017. She’s optioned several feature scripts, most recently a comedy to Oscar-winning producers Nicole Rocklin and Blye Faust (“Spotlight”).
Robyn holds an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA and a BA from Duke University. At UCLA, Robyn won the Sam Goldwyn Screenwriting Award (2nd place), Jack Nicholson Prize in Screenwriting, Harmony Gold Award, National Association of Theatre Owners of California/Nevada Fellowship in Screenwriting, Oliver’s Prize, and was nominated for the Humanitas Prize in Screenwriting.
Hunter Phillips graduated from UCLA’s MFA screenwriting program and has worked in the entertainment industry as a writer, director, producer and editor.
Phillips’ comedy pilot GYMRATZ, which she wrote, directed, edited and produced, was an official selection in the New York Television Festival. The ensemble features a cast of actors who have worked on Reno 911!, Me, Myself & Irene, Austin Powers, Community, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Desperate Housewives. The GYMRATZ teaser was selected for the FunnyorDie homepage, earning a 91% Funny rating.
Philips was awarded the Dini Ostrov Screenwriting award and the Harmony Gold Award at UCLA. Her feature comedy JC was a finalist at The Austin Film Festival while her comedy Personal Trainer was an Austin Film Festival semifinalist. Her indie feature On The Verge was a Nicholl semifinalist.
Jeanne Tyson is an LA-based cinematographer who has shot features, shorts and documentaries. Her latest features include, The Lovely Rejects directed by Judy Phu & August in Berlin directed by Becky Smith. Limo Ride directed by Gideon C. Kennedy and Marcus Rosentrater premiered in 2014 at the Atlanta Film Festival. The film was released in the summer of 2016.
The Room Actors: Where Are They Now? directed by Robyn Paris is a web series that takes a satirical look at how The Room actors’ lives have changed since appearing in best, worst movie ever made. Four Day Weekend, directed by Nicole Jackson Jones, is a short centered around a couple’s experiences during a four day break from each other. Jeanne is in development on a slate of independent film projects for High Blue Sky, a production company she owns with sister and producer, Elizabeth Tyson.
Jeanne is a lecturer in the graduate film production programs at both UCLA and USC. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Jeanne earned a BA in Art and Theatre from Rhodes College, and an MFA in Production and Cinematography from UCLA.
As Director of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Professional Programs, Brian Fagan co-created graduate level programs in Writing for Television, Acting for the Camera, and Video Game Development and taught one hour pilot TV drama. While earning his MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA, Brian worked for Touchstone Television Drama and (Tobey) Maguire Productions before becoming a Creative Assistant for screenwriter and producer Ed Solomon. Brian was the researcher for A Gifted Man at CBS and for 74 episodes of LAW & ORDER: SVU for NBC Universal where he wrote the highly rated episode “Possessed.
As a Screenwriting Instructor for The Screenwriters Group, and as a Creative Executive and Story Analyst at various management and production companies, Brian gave development notes on over 1000 screenplays. The 35mm short romantic comedy film he wrote and directed, “Yes or Know”, was picked up for distribution by HBO. Before moving to LA, Brian wrote and directed plays and late night serials in NYC and Chicago.