Who is John Romeo?

I'm an independent director who enjoys making and watching short movies. I grew up in Buffalo, New York, but now I live in Richmond, Virginia. Career-wise, I have a full time job as an art director, plus I run a small video production company on the side. I’m married to the most wonderful woman in the world, and we have a baby daughter named Lily and a super-fluffy gray cat named Gracie.

If you want more information about me and/or The Romeo Theater, check out the Media Resources page. I wrote about myself in the third person to make it sound all official.


Why are you doing this?

I want to share my passion for short form featurettes with the world. I feel that short films have huge untapped potential in the media, and I'm interested in the impact of independent distribution on the entertainment industry. Putting that all together, I created a forum for me and other directors to promote our work.


How can I watch the show?

You can watch individual shows on the home page by selecting either Quicktime or Windows Media format. You can also watch select shows at The Romeo Theater YouTube channel. But I recommend 'subscribing' to The Romeo Theater as a free video podcast through Apple iTunes.

Once you have iTunes installed, search for 'Romeo Theater' at the iTunes Store, or here’s a direct link to it. Click the 'Subscribe' button, and new shows will automatically download to your computer as they become available. You don’t need an iPod to enjoy podcasts. Here's an excellent video tutorial from Apple about podcasting.


How can I present one of my movies at the Romeo Theater?

I’d love to feature you and your work! Check out the Submissions page.


I love the show, is there a way I can help make it successful?

Absolutely, thanks for asking. It would help the show get more exposure if you give it a good rating at the Apple iTunes Store. If you have a great movie that you've made, send it to me! And of course, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends!

John Romeo