Roberto SaiehRoberto Saieh

Born and raised in the seaside town of Barranquilla, Colombia, Roberto blends his passion for the unknown with the stark realities of life to tell stories of ghosts, broken people, and their one shot at redemption.

Roberto has placed second and third in the PAGE Awards with his feature MAGDALENA and his short SHINE, respectively. He also wrote the short ASIA A about a recent paraplegic coming to terms with his spinal cord injury, which was a semi-finalist for the Student Academy Awards and won the Jury Prize in the African-American category of the Director’s Guild of America Student Awards. Currently, he’s working on a feature-length version of ASIA A, which has been selected as a recipient of the Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Filmmaker Fund.

Roberto has an MFA in Screenwriting from the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television of the University of Southern California.


The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2019