Lorraine Portman is an award winning Filmmaker, Playwright, and Screenwriter.  Portman has directed seven short films and a feature. Her short film “Falling South,” has been programmed in over fifty film festivals and has won fourteen awards to date.  Portman’s directing has been recognized with many Best Directing nominations and two wins.  The work of the cast, cinematographer, and editor has been recognized with awards and nominations. “Falling South” has won two Best Short Film awards and has been an Audience Choice winner.

Portman taught Playwriting and Screenwriting for ten years at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida.  She holds a B.A. in Theater from Smith College and M.F.A. in Film from Florida State University. Portman also attended the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

Portman has directed multiple well-reviewed theater productions.

Portman has written a stack of screenplays which have been winning awards and placing in national and international competitions. Portman has optioned several screenplays and has done work for hire in many genres. Lorraine is a Screenplay Development Consultant for LA based Samaco Films.