• Director

    Courtney Romano

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2020, 14:19

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    4k Digital

  • Festival Year



It’s the final screen test for five fitness instructors who plot and pitch their way onto a reality show that could change their lives and their follower count.


Courtney Romano – Director
Courtney Romano – Writer
Mckinzy Powers – Producer
Allison Koehler – Producer
Craig Hanson – Producer
Sara States – “Olivia”
Jillian Paige – “Caroline”
Kennedy Kanagawa – “Kenny”
LaWanda Hopkins – “Devvy”
David Gow – “Jason”
Becca Schneider – “Casting Director”

Director Biography

Courtney Romano is a writer/director based in New York City. She started her career as an actor, performing everything from commercials to Off-Broadway, before transitioning into writing. In addition to being published online on NY Press, Backstage, Verily Magazine, Writer’s Edit, and more, Courtney self-published her book “The First Ten Years: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Creative Longevity” in 2015, based on her experience as an NYC actor. Her pilot, “The First Ten Years,” based on the book, was a Semi-Finalist in the Big Apple Film Festival and Quarter-Finalist for the Page International Film Festival; she served as Creative Strategist/Writer for “MOVE Experience with Julianne and Derek Hough” in 2018; Courtney was the Script Supervisor for the national tour of CHEFS, and stepped into her first writing/directing role with her short film “Screen Test” in 2020. She is currently in pre-production for a new limited digital series, and the second season of her podcast, The Break Breakdown, premiered in March 2021. Courtney lives with her husband and two-year-old daughter in Queens.