Wendy Roderweiss

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

Bio and Research Information

After graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Wendy spent over a decade in independent film, working in virtually every department, before finally leaving the grind of production to work on her own projects. Her independent pilot Inferno (Made as a Project Bluelight), inspired by Dante’s The Divine Comedy, is streaming on Roku Channel and was an official selection at Nashville, Seriesfest, Dances with Films, Stareable Fest, Catalyst, North Fork TV Fest, Hollyshorts Monthly screening series, and more. This black comedy stars David Pasquesi (Book of Boba Fett, Veep, Lodge 49), Josh Bywater (Somebody Somewhere, Utopia), Marika Engelhardt (Paper Girls, Knives and Skin), Adam Wesley Brown (Justified) and Ronald Conner (Southside). Other narrative work includes a comedic short film series based on the five stages of grief and her podcast “SHABAM!” a family friendly serialized science show, is part of the Roddenberry Podcast Network (Star Trek). She has also been a contributor to NPR's All Thing's Considered, Day to Day and Radio Lab, and she produced an audiobook "Concrete, Invisible, Bulletproof and Fried: My Life as a Revolting Cock" with Chicago Musician Chris Connelly. Her feature-length documentary on hospice nurses, “Stopping for Death: The Nurses of Wells House Hospice” is distributed by Passion River Films. 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 2023-2024

Courses Taught at DePaul

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