JERELL ROSALES is a Filipino-American film and television director and writer.

Jerell’s feature film debut, HIGH SCHOOL LOVER, executive produced by and starring James Franco premiered on the LIFETIME NETWORK, February 4th, 2017.  The film also stars Paulina Singer, François Arnaud (NBC’s Midnight Texas, and Showtime’s The Borgias), Julia Jones (The Twilight Saga), and Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse).

A festival favorite, Rosales’ short films have been officially selected in 70 film festivals worldwide, hailed in THE HUFFINGTON POST as a “demonstration of Rosales’ solid skill as a rising filmmaker.”  He’s a two-time UCLA DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT AWARD WINNER — honored as “one of the best films UCLA Film Festival has to offer” in 2012 and 2015 respectively.

An emerging screenwriter, Rosales won the 2015 ACCLAIM TV SPEC CONTEST, and was a finalist/semi-finalist for various national contests and fellowships including the SCRIPT PIPELINE TV WRITING CONTEST, THE LA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL, and the SCREENCRAFT PILOT LAUNCH CONTEST.

Jerell is based in Los Angeles and proudly holds an MFA in Directing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.

During the 2013 SFIndie Film Festival, Bay area filmgoers were exposed to some fresh new talents. One who quickly caught my attention was Filipino-American Jerell Rosales, whose short film, Born To Dance This Way, demonstrates his solid skill as a rising filmmaker.