Melissa Skirboll is an award-winning director, writer, actor and producer – for both screen and stage.
Named FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR 2019 at the Vasteras Film Festival in Sweden, she also won Best director for her work on MY DINNER WITH SCHWARTZEY at the Brightside Tavern Film Festival and at the NYCTV Festival.
My Dinner With Schwartzey premiered at the Bermuda International Film Fest in March 2019 and has since won Best Dramedy at both the Manhattan Film Fest and at the NYC TV Fest, Best Cinematography and Editing at the Long Island International Film Expo, Best Film and DP at DMOFF, and Best Actress at the EHTVFest.
All told her first three films have been official selections in 63 festivals around the world and have garnered 15 awards and 48 nominations thus far.
Melissa also has been recognized with a number of awards for her direction and playwriting in NYC theater. She is a A member of Brazen Giants Artists Ensemble, New York Madness and the Women's Work Play Lab at New Perspectives Theatre, she has directed and written plays for various companies including Nylon Fusion Theater Co, Urban Stages, Abingdon Theatre and Estrogenius Festival.
Skirboll is a proud member of NYWIFT and SAG/AFTRA.
Melissa also teaches acting for the Sande Shurin Acting Studio and works with individuals as a private coach.