ADELE ROMANSKI (Producer) is an independent producer who, over the past decade, has produced an eclectic body of films with an emphasis on supporting first time directors, beginning with David Robert Mitchell’s The Myth of the American Sleepover - which premiered at SXSW and won a Special Jury Prize before going on to an international premiere at Cannes as part of the Critic's Week sidebar.
Recent projects include Chad Hartigan’s Germany/USA co-production Morris From America, which premiered in competition at Sundance 2016 winning the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and earning Craig Robinson a Jury Award for Acting; And also Barry Jenkins’ long-anticipated sophomore film, Moonlight, produced in partnership with Brad Pitt’s Plan B and A24, currently in post-production and to be released by A24.
Adele is a 2010 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow and a 2012 IFP/Rotterdam Lab Producing Fellow. She earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination (Piaget Producing Award) for The Myth of the American Sleepover. Adele has since served on the Advisory Board of IFP and was also a mentee in the inaugural class of the Women 18 Filmmaker’s Initiative consisting of a select group of Sundance women directors and producers.
She was recently awarded the 2016 Amazon Studios Sundance Institute Producers award, alongside producing partner Sara Murphy. Adele first attended Sundance in 2007 as a volunteer where out of a staff of more than 1,800 she was one of eight volunteers awarded ‘best of the fest’ for ‘exceptional service and consistently going “above and beyond” her volunteer job description’.
KICKS is a funny, touching and street smart coming-of-age dramedy that oozes with style.