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There is no answer. But writing is the answer.

Jo Rochelle is a screenwriter and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, known for her short, Sirens, which screened at several festivals, including the Pan African Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Narrative Short. Jo Rochelle's feature film debut, Jasmine Is A Star, screened at Urbanworld and BlackStar, received an honorable mention at the 2022 Dances with Films Festival, and won the Audience Award at the 2022 Sidewalk Film Festival. Jasmine is a Star will screen in Anaheim, California at the convention for the National Organization of Albinism and Hypopigmentation in 2024. Her latest short, Welcome Home, will be on the festival circuit next year. Jo is a writer for the TV series “Good Trouble” on Freeform.


A second generation, Jamaican-American, Jo Rochelle grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving to NYC to pursue a career in film. She studied at the Lee  Strasberg Institute and Stonestreet Studios earned her Bachelor's of Arts in 

Drama/Theater from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where she discovered her passion for writing and directing stories and hasn't stopped since. 

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