iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Megan Salinas interviews Marlee Roberts from Little Miss Perfect on the Popcorn Talk Network.
At ten years old, Roberts was cast in the musical The American Girls Revue. She has appeared on TV shows for ABC and the Adult Swim Network as well as in films such as Night Has Settled, starring Spencer List and Oscar-nominated actress Adriana Barraza and The English Teacher, starring Julianne Moore and Greg Kinnear. She can also be found as the “Rachel” cover model for the Scholastic Animorphs book relaunch.
A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Roberts produced over twenty projects since making her move to behind the camera. Broadway World claims that Roberts’ feature directorial debut Little Miss Perfect “handles what is an extremely delicate subject matter with careful precision”. The film has garnered critical acclaim and Roberts has interviewed for and appeared in The Huffington Post, Backstage, The Examiner, and Fox 5 News, among others. The film premiered at the Irvine Int’l Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Feature Narrative and was selected to screen in the Soho House Cinema Program. It went on to garner awards for Best Feature Film, Best Actress and Best Screenplay.
Roberts was dubbed a “Big Screen Filmmaker” on the cover of 201 Magazine’sApril 2016 issue. She serves on the California Docu Film Festival’s Youth Advisory Board and has appeared on Sunywide Film Festival’s “Breaking into the Business” and Annapolis Film Festival’s “Young Hollywood” panels. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, New York Women in Film and Television, Women in Film, and the Women in Moving Pictures Society and is currently in development for her next film.
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