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There is no answer. But writing is the answer.

Jo Rochelle is a screenwriter and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California, known for her short, Sirens, which screened at several festivals, including the Pan African Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Narrative Short. She wrote for the online network Black & Sexy TV, directed the pilot presentation, Late Expectations, and her web series “Black Student Union '' was created for Issa Rae’s HOORAE Media. Jo Rochelle's recent feature film debut, Jasmine Is A Star, received an honorable mention at the 2022 Dances with Films Festival and is currently touring the film festival circuit. Jo is currently 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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