Nancy Schwartzman

Award-Winning Film Director, Human Rights Activist, and Author of Roll Red Roll (forthcoming with Hachette)

Nancy Schwartzman is a Peabody-nominated documentary film director, producer, and media strategist who uses storytelling and technology to create safer communities for women and girls. Her widely acclaimed Netflix documentary “Roll Red Roll,” streaming in 190 countries, is a true crime thriller that exposed the Steubenville, Ohio high school rape case and the roles that a culture of complicity, sports machoism, and social media played in the tragedy. It premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, was a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times, nominated for a Peabody, scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and has garnered 7 best documentary awards. Schwartzman’s other films include Anonymous Comes To Town for The Guardian, The Line, and xoxosms on PBS and BBC. 

Schwartzman is also a tech founder and the creator of the mobile app, Circle of 6, designed to reduce sexual violence among America’s youth and college students, which won an Obama/Biden White House award. She has shared her work with CNN, People, PBS, Forbes, and at the White House, United Nations, and universities nationwide. She is a graduate of Columbia University. Her first book, ROLL RED ROLL, shedding new light on the prevalence of rape culture in America through the lens of the Steubenville case, is forthcoming from Hachette Books in 2022.