Selina Ringel (Mx/US)
Selina Ringel is an award winning Writer, Producer & Comedian. Selina is Mexican/American and grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico. She is also Jewish. She has collaborated with incredible talent including Issa Rae ( INSECURE) , Lee Aronsohn ( TWO AND A HALF MEN), Salvador Paskowitz ( AGE OF ADELINE), Rob Schneider ( DEUCE BIGALOW, MALE GIGALOW). Selina has a strong eye for talent which is what drives all of her creative decisions.
Her work has premiered and screened at many film festivals including Cannes Film Festival ( Section L'ACID), Cannes Shorts Corner, Tribeca, Clermont Ferrand and Cinequest film festival. Along with being in competition, Selina has also served as a guest judge for numerous festivals around the country.
Selina was recently selected as one of twenty upcoming emerging Latino creators for the Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today program sponsored by HBO & The Academy, and has given master classes in collaboration with TEC DE Monterrey, Creator Up, Youtube, AT&T, Mitu Network, New York Film Academy and other educational programs. She participates heavily in a volunteer program called Art of Elysium.
Her first feature film THE BEST PEOPLE which she wrote & produced was picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films and got distributed worldwide, in the U.S. it is now available on Amazon Prime & Tubi. THE BEST PEOPLE also won the Special Jury Award for BEST COMEDY feature at WorldFest Houston and was the Closing Night film at Dances with Films. Selina also wrote, produced & starred in an eight episode comedy series called TUNING IN which is also now available on Amazon Prime.
Selina is in the Groundlings program, she is also performing stand up regularly at clubs and bars including the Improv, The Ice House and The Comedy Store. She produces her own stand up comedy show once a month. Her feature film screenplay #LIKEME was recognized by many festivals including The Teen Movie Contest by Issa Rae & Paul Feig - Top 4 FINALIST, The Black List & Women in Film Competition - FINALIST, WhoHaHa Comedy Competition - SEMI-FINALIST, Quarterfinalists of the 2020 Slamdance Screenplay Competition - still in the running.
She is currently in post production with a feature film called SINGLE MOTHER BY CHOICE which she wrote, produced & starred in, it's a hybrid narrative film with doc elements that tracked her actual pregnancy in real time during the 2020 pandemic.
She is also in post with a documentary A VIABLE LIFE , that tracks the making of this film and how the pandemic changed her feature and her life. Selina received her International Baccalaureate at Institute Le Rosey in Switzerland and her BA in Film Production at Loyola Marymount University. She also graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from the Producing program at the AFI Conservatory in 2014. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian. She and her husband run their own production company, 2HANDS PRODUCTIONS