A storyteller at his core, Ethan Romaine is a multi-hyphenate filmmaker based in New York City. He is a screenwriter, director, producer and editor with a passion for narrative film, documentary, music videos, and live performance videos.
Born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of rural Western Maryland, Ethan has always had a passion for unique stories. During his formative years, Ethan was heavily involved in cultural exchange programs, both as a host brother to many students from around the world and as an exchange student abroad himself. The experience of growing up in such a rural Appalachian community, while also having the privilege of coming into contact with so many outside cultures and perspectives, continues to influence Ethan in his work to this day. His films search for specificity and authenticity. He works to use the personal where the political falls short and seeks to bring people together by growing their perspectives through the power of story.
Ethan graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he double majored in Film & Television Production and Dramatic Writing and minored in Producing (a dual program between Tisch and Stern School of Business). He is currently in post-production for his thesis film, “Lovers Leap,” a wild comedy about growing up in Rural Appalachia.
A teenager sets out to win over his crush while on a float trip down the Potomac River, but when everything that can go wrong does go wrong, his manhood is put on the line.
Wave (Official Music Video)
The original music video for the song, "Wave," by Bronx-based rapper, TheRealZo
Summertime Wine (Official Music Video)
The official music video for the song, "Summertime Wine," by New York/Milwaukee-based pop artist, Sam Guyton.
This short documentary tells the story of a rural Appalachian community's unique attempt at globalization - in order to give their children a chance at success in the ever-evolving, modern outside world.