Meet our Writer and Director

ABOUT WRITER & DIRECTOR ROXANNE MESSINA CAPTOR

Roxanne Messina Captor is a highly acclaimed writer and director with her career starting under the mentorship of Francis Ford Coppola. One of the original founders of the TNT Network, a voting member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the winner of several film awards,

Roxanne Messina Captor with Robin Williams at the San Fransisco Film Festival

In 2001 Roxanne Messina Captor (RMC) became the Executive Director of the San Francisco International Film Festival. In five years Messina Captor increased attendance and box office by 40% and celebrity attendance and fundraising by 38%. For her efforts in promoting International film Messina Captor received International recognition and was awarded the prestigious CHEVALIER DE L’ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES, REPUBLIC OF FRANCE IN 2005, joining a prominent group of individuals who are knighted for their work in the arts. Messina Captor brought celebrity honors to: Dustin Hoffman, Clint Eastwood, Paul Haggis, Forest Whitaker, Warren Beatty, Kevin Spacey, Terry Semel, Sean Penn, Robin Williams, Tom Waits, Danny DeVito to name a few.

Roxanne Messina Captor with Gene Kelly
Roxanne Messina Captor with Francis Ford Coppola, her mentor