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AWARDS

 

WINNER

WRITER/DIRECTOR

SHORT FILM "BE THE ONE"

WINNER

WRITER/DIRECTOR

FEATURE FILM "A FIGHTING SEASON"

ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR SFFS/KRF GRANT FOR WRITING AND DIRECTING. Past winners include BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERNWILD, SHORT TERM 12, FRUITVALE STATION. 

ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR SFFS/KRF GRANT FOR WRITING AND DIRECTING. Past winners include BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERNWILD, SHORT TERM 12, FRUITVALE STATION. 

WINNER

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/CREATIVE

FEATURE FILM "ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE"

 

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PRESS

 

"A Fighting Season does an admirable job of revealing the immoral practices of the Army’s recruiting process, specifically in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. "

HAMMER AND NAIL

"A Fighting Season nevertheless remains a powerfully eloquent film, one that particularly for a debut feature makes astonishingly effective."

CINEPHILIA

"Clayne Crawford of TV's Lethal Weapon to discuss his new film, the compelling war drama A Fighting Season."

ZAKI'S CORNER - ROTTEN TOMATOES REVIEWER

“The American soldier has been depicted unfairly in films,” said director Oden Roberts, whose feature “A Fighting Season,” an unvarnished look at military recruiters."

LA-TIMES

"Although it features no shortage of dazzling arctic vistas and otherworldly sights, the film takes a decidedly prosaic approach to documenting life in these highly artificial circumstances."

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 

"A documentary (Antartica: A Year On Ice) that's essentially a tribute to a hardy group of people who've made a life on the ice."

ROTTEN TOMATOES

"Driven by powerhouse performances from Lew Temple and Clayne Crawford, A Fighting Season really shines a light on the mental effects of war and the harsh and immoral recruitment of dis-advantaged and under privileged people."

BACK TO THE MOVIES

“A Fighting Season” is a powerfully impacting indie drama that gives us an all-too-real glimpse into how much the results of war."

One Film Fan

 

"Learn the Art of Film Grant Writing with Oden RobertS"

NOFILMSCHOOL

"Love is so unreasonable that one person can be both our reason to have hope and, almost simultaneously, our reason to despair. So the song is an expression of the extremes to which love takes us. At least that’s how I’ve experienced love … maybe i’m doing it wrong!"

THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION

 

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I've worked the landscape of creative, covering film, tv, radio, content (web), VR/AR in a variety of talents. 

The quick overview: I started as a radio DJ/producer writing copy and producing shows, then moved to NYC, to attend NYU film school, became a camera assistant (600) on Law and Order, then found my passion in cinematography for 10 years, decided then to use that talent as a VFX producer, which led to Executive Producer, which led back to my creative start of writing and creating, which led me to winning the biggest award/grant for screenwriting/directing in the States (San Francisco Film Society), which put me on set as director, which in turn landed me here as an experienced creative conjuring up stories in a variety of mediums with my diverse skill set. 

But the real story is how I built my first house on a lake in Malibu (with my own hands) and continue to do so today.  Ask me about it.