The Pasadena International Film Festival

Winner: Best Screenplay at The Pasadena International Film Festival.

International Screenwriting Association

Top 50 Finalist: International Screenwriting Association.

Glendale International Film Festival

Nominee: Best Female Filmmaker at the Glendale International Film Festival.

Glendale International Film Festival

Nominee: Best Director at the Glendale Int. Film Festival.

NoHo Cinefest

Nominee: Best Picture at NoHo Cinefest.

NoHo Cinefest

Nominee: Lead actress nominated for 'best actress in a feature film' at NoHo Cinefest.

Hollywood Independent Film Festival

Lead Actress in Speak Now winner of Best Actress at Reel Hollywood Independent Film Festival

Orlando Film Festival

Nominee: Official selection at Orlando Film Festival.

LA Femme International Film Festival

Official Selection LA Femme International Film Festival 2017.


Press Release

Interview with podcast: The Other 50%

She writes, directs and produces, and we discuss the life of an indie filmmaker. Her husband is her business partner and we also talked about balancing work and home and when you get to win the tie breaker.

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Interview with film blog: Indie Activity

Melissa Vitello began her filmmaking journey over seven years ago when she started her own film company “Dark Heart Films.” Melissa Vitello‘s ‘Speak Now‘ played at over five Los Angeles film festivals including La Femme International and Hollywood Reel Independent.

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Interview with Podcast: Hollywood Closeup with Natalie and Wayne

Did Natalie and Wayne actually agree on their favorite part of the SAG Awards?! Director, writer and producer Melissa Vitello (Speak Now) talks about her different Kickstarter campaign approach, finishing up her five year plan and her favorite place to write.

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