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Robyn Paris is an award-winning filmmaker and UCLA MFA Screenwriting graduate. Her 8-episode series, “The Room Actors: Where Are They Now? (TRAWATN),” which she created/directed/produced and starred in, launched online in partnership with Funny or Die (FOD) and premiered on FOD’s Amazon Prime channel. The series (which totals 62 minutes in length) screened at Raindance, Hollyshorts, ITVFest and Chicago Comedy FF where Robyn won “Best Director.” TRAWATN also won “Best Ensemble Cast,” “Best Web Series,” and received three ISA nominations in 2018. Robyn directed Emmy-winner Patrika Darbo, Emmy-nominee Mindy Sterling & SAG-award winner Keith Powell, among other well-known actors in the series.
Robyn’s work has been profiled in EW, The Hollywood Reporter, HuffPo, and Script Magazine, among others. She’s been called “super-talented” (PopSugar), a talent with “moxie and conviction” (LA Times) and “zany and witty” (Tubefilter). Robyn’s dark comedy, “Fruitless,” is in post-production.
While a graduate student at UCLA, Robyn won the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Award for her feature-length drama, Odd Man Outabout a family raising a schizophrenic son. Robyn has optioned features to Oscar-winning producers, written projects for Disney and Warner Brothers and consulted/developed on numerous television and film projects. In additional to the Samuel Goldwyn Screenwriting Award, Robyn won the Harmony Gold Award, Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award, Oliver’s Prize and was nominated for a Humanitas Prize in Screenwriting. She holds a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.
Before her career in entertainment, Robyn was a Washington, DC-based healthcare management consultant who oversaw a team of 7 people by the age of 24.