Scheme Machine Studios was founded in 2013 by married couple Carly Usdin and Robin Roemer, who have a combined 25+ years of experience in both the traditional and digital spaces.

We are dedicated to producing smart content from diverse perspectives. All of our projects adhere to our Inclusion Policy, which states that that our crews and teams center women, people of color and the LGBTQ+ community.


CARLY USDIN is an award-winning filmmaker with experience creating content of all kinds for screens of all sizes. She has created promos, music videos, short-form, branded content and events. Her first feature, the no-budget indie comedy Suicide Kale, won the Audience Award for Best First U.S. Feature at Outfest 2016 and is currently available on iTunes and Amazon Prime. Her comic book series, Heavy Vinyl, published by Boom! Studios, is available where ever comic books are sold. She was recently selected for the American Film Institute’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women, class of 2019.

ROBIN ROEMER is a visual storyteller producing, photographing and shaping content for advertising, entertainment and editorial. Her photos have graced the pages of national magazines and New York Times Best-Sellers. Robin served as the Director of Photography on the award-winning indie feature Suicide Kale. Her versatility and experience in media have enabled her to work on everything from big brand campaigns to web content. Robin has extensive event production experience. She co-directs A-Camp, a 4 day/5 night yearly retreat for 350 Queer-identified women, non-binary folks and trans men where she conceptualizes and executes programming and manages a team of 50. 


Our studio is a 3,000+ square foot space centrally located in Los Angeles, CA.