Wendy Roderweiss

Senior Professional Lecturer // Directing, Cinema Production, Screenwriting
School of Cinematic Arts
Wendy Roderweiss

Bio and Research Information

Born and raised in Chicago, Wendy left for the west coast to attend the production program at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. She spent over a decade in independent film, working in virtually every department. She decided to leave the daily grind of production work to focus on her own projects as well as making documentary films for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has written and produced numerous short films that have shown at film festivals across the country. Wendy completed a feature length documentary on hospice nurses, “Stopping for Death: The Nurses of Wells House Hospice” which is distributed by Passion River Films. She continues to work on a comedic short film series based on the five stages of grief. The first film in this series, 'Stage One' is distributed by Ouat Media and premiered on Movieola film channel in 2012. The third film, Stage Three, is distributed by Pacific Voice Inc. in Japan. Wendy's most recent project is a independent TV Pilot, "Inferno" produced as part of DePaul's Project Bluelight program. An official selection of Series Fest, Nashville, Dances with Films and Seattle True Independent, "Inferno" started its festival run in mid 2020. She also has a passion for audio, and with the group Higher Mammals has contributed to NPR's All Thing's Considered, Day to Day and Radio Lab. She produced the audiobook "Concrete, Invisible, Bulletproof and Fried: My Life as a Revolting Cock" with Chicago Musician Chris Connelly, available on Audible Books. She also produces a variety of podcasts and is co-host and co-creator of a Google sponsored family friendly science podcast called SHABAM! which is currently in its first season on itunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shabam!/id1086182629?mt=2 SHABAM! was recently picked up by Roddenberry Podcast Networks (Star Trek) and season 2, in pre-production will be in partnership with Roddenberry. When not working on her films, Wendy can be found teaching at DePaul University, hanging out with ER docs, singing Soprano in whatever chorus will have her, and talking motorcycle tech with her family at the Bonneville Salt Flats (Where they broke a land-speed record--thank you very much!) She also hates Cilantro.

Research Area

Directing, Cinema Production, Screenwriting

Professional Associations

Contrarian Films, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Schedule for Winter 2021-2022

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