Jude Roth began producing her film and webseries content in 2012 under the banner Sport of Nature Pictures. The name comes from the novel A Sport of Nature by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer. Years prior, Roth optioned and adapted the novel into a feature-length screenplay -- launching her into the world of making stories move.
Her work at Sport of Nature Pictures includes writing and producing short films, commercials, and webisodes, and she sold her award-winning narrative drama short El Doctor about an undocumented worker to PBS and Latino Public Broadcasting.
Writing awards and recognition
In November 2019, Roth's drama pilot about female veterans Homefront was 1 of 10 scripts included on The Black List's inaugural "Disability List" - a curated list of the most promising unmade disability-inclusive scripts. In October, Roth was one of six writers selected to participate in The Black List-Women in Film Episodic Lab. Roth was the first writer to have had more than one script eligible for participation in the Lab - in fact, the Lab qualified three of her pilots, including Homefront. Homefront was also a semifinalist at Austin Film Festival in October, and in 2018 The Black List promoted it as one of its featured pilots.
In addition, in 2018 Roth was a finalist in the HUMANITAS New Voices Grant Program for TV writers, and another pilot Sins of the Father was included in the WeForShe WriteHer List. That same pilot was a 2017 Sundance Episodic TV Lab semifinalist, and her other work has been recognized at Slamdance, PAGE Int'l, Cinestory, among other contests and festivals. Her feature thriller about sex trafficking Delivery Girl won Best Screenplay at La Femme International Film Festival.
1st day principal photography
On location at Home Depot, Los Angeles