JOANELLE ROMERO is an award-winning director, producer and writer of film, television and digital. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and Screen Actors Guild/Aftra.

Oyate Wayanka Po Win / People Who See This Woman

Short-Listed for an Academy Award

Romero received the Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award for “the vision to see the truth…and the courage to speak it” (Arpa International Film Festival)

“Like Nelson Mandela, Romero is a prime example of forgiveness in action. Mandela-like, she stands on his mighty global shoulders, calls for oneness, love & what she describes as female energy.” – Ellen Snortland, former Pres. U.N.A. Pasadena Chapter



2021 | Movie

Two men learn to confront a traumatic secret they share involving the savage murder of a schoolmate.

Powerful film and cast Joanelle Romero (short-listed for an Academy Award) , Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer, Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bosworth, Lisa Cromarty, Sheri Foster, Happy Frejo.

Director Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr Writer Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr Producer (s) Talia Bella, Dan Burks, Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr., Thomas Mahoney, Blake Pickens, Eric Tavitian


Starring: Eddie Spears, Russell Means, Julia Jones, Tim McGraw, Ricky Schroder, Saginaw Grant, Tim Sampson, Branscombe Richmond and Sage Galesi. WATCH the scene below.

In 2004 Ricky Schroder cast me in ‘Black Cloud.’ Ricky also asked me to help him with production and casting. This was the last film I was in as an actress. My soon to release book “I Forgive You’ A Memior will have a few chapters on why this happened. Bulling, defamation of character, hate crime, discrimination and obstruction – all took place in regards to me being absent from my acting career. I will be releasing one chapter January 2022.



Hills Street Blues Season One Episode 18


1977 | CBS | Movie First Contemporary American Indian Woman’s story produced. First time a native actress carried a leading role in a contemporary movie.


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