Director Biography – Melissa Skirboll (MY DINNER WITH SCHWARTZEY)

FEEDBACK Female Film Festival

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Filmmaker of the Year 2019 Vasteras Film Festival

2020 Greetings From Sarajevo – submitting now

2018 My Dinner With Schwartzey (Director/Writer)
Best Dramedy: Manhattan Film Fest
Best Dramedy, Best Director: NYC TV Fest
Best Comedy, Best Director of Comedy: Brightside Film Fest
Best Film: CFIFF
Film Of the Month: DMOFF

The Spy Who Scratched Me (Director)
Best Comedy: Erie Intl Film Fest

Show & Tell Tango (Director/Writer/Actor)
Screenwriter of the Month: DMOFF
Silver Award Directing: NYC Indie FIlm Awards

Her first 3 shorts to date have garnered 65 nominations with 27 wins. (including an additional 10 nominations for best short/short in genre and 4 additional directing nominations)

Director Statement

When Penny Jackson approached me to help adapt one of her short plays or stories into a short film, I immediately suggested “My Dinner with Schwartzey.” I was familiar with the piece that had started life as a short story, published…

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