Troy Romeo - Writer/Director
A native of New York, Troy Romeo graduated with a BA in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Since then, he has worked for the Walt Disney Company and freelanced on numerous Film Productions, Commercials, Specials, TV Series and Shows, gaining extensive experience in every facet of production.
In recent years, Troy has worked with Lynda Obst Productions, Wendy Finerman Productions and The Robert Evans Company, providing administrative, book and script coverage to their production teams.
In addition to his current short 2095, a previous short called PAY BACK, which can be found on Ifilm.com. Troy has directed a 30 minute, 35mm Fantasy Drama, entitled OF OTHER TIMES, and two music videos. Five of his six 20-second PSA’s for Lifestyles Condoms were recognized by their contest committee.
Troy’s screenwriting experience has been enhanced by several of the most established industry seminars including Richard Walter's Screenwriting Course, Robert McKee's Story Structure, John Truby's Advanced Screenwriting and Dan Gordon's Screenwriting course. In addition, he has completed a UCLA Extension class in screenwriting and has been a member of The Writer's Network, attending many of their seminars and networking events. Troy was a semi-finalist in the Christopher Columbus Discovery Awards for a historical drama screenplay and to date, Troy has written ten feature screenplays with an eleventh, currently in development.
Julia Stemock -
After four years of intensive hands-on experience in every facet of production at the PBS station in
In 1991, after eighteen years in the
film industry, Julia Stemock created her own production company, Greenstem
Productions, Inc. to produce television projects and feature films. In the first
year of the company’s existence, she produced a full-length feature film,
“Blade.” (Not the Wesley Snipes movie)
In 1993, Greenstem completed a
thirty-minute short subject film with Alberon Productions, “Last Sunday
Morning,” which was awarded the Gold Award for Short Subject,
Comedy/Adaptation at Worldfest-Charleston 1994, and the gold Award for Short
Subject, Comedy/Adaptation at the Worldfest-Houston 1995.
Greenstem also co-created and
developed a television series, “Our Life,” a one-hour family drama,
currently under consideration by major networks.
In 1998, Julia produced “The
Disturbance at Dinner,” which won the Bronze Award at Worldfest-Houston, and
was under Academy Awards consideration in 1998. Having produced the feature
film, “Foreign Correspondents” in 1997, Julia and Greenstem Productions,
Inc. reconnected with Cassava Films in 2002 to produce “Claustrophobia,”
a.k.a. “Serial Slayer.”
Greenstem Productions, Inc. was one of
the sponsors of the 2001 Temecula Valley Film Festival, with Julia Stemock named
Event Production Director for the festival. The best up and coming creating
talents in film and music from all over the world were competing for
recognition, honor and prizes during the festival.
Widely known for her personal and
professional generosity as a teacher and mentor to new and inexperienced
filmmakers, Julia organized and produced the first-ever The Film Industry
Roundtable in June of 2001. The day-long marathon presented film industry
veterans in every aspect of the business sharing a wealth of professional tips
and advice with aspiring filmmakers. Edited footage from this event is contained
in “The Basics of Filmmaking,” a much-praised DVD/CD-ROM guide for budding
Julia’s years of experience
as a Line Producer have brought her numerous Line Producer assignments,
including supervising such films as “Blue Demon,” “Glass Trap” with
Producer Dan Grodnik, “Red Roses and Petrol” for Producer/Director, Tamar
Simon Hoffs, and the new upcoming film “Porting” for Writer/Director Ned
Farr, to be released in 2006.
She has been a consultant for Women in Film, The Hollywood Student Film Festival and the American Film Institute. She has served as a judge for the Hollywood Student Film Festival and the Santa Clarita International Film Festival.