JERELL ROSALES is a Filipino-American film and television director and writer.
Jerell’s feature film directorial debut, HIGH SCHOOL LOVER, executive produced by and starring Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, The Disaster Artist), premiered on the LIFETIME/A&E NETWORKS on February 4th, 2017. The film is distributed on home video by LIONSGATE. High School Lover also stars Paulina Singer (ABC/Freeform's Dead of Summer), François Arnaud (Star of NBC’s Midnight Texas), Julia Jones (Wind River), Tyler Alvarez (Netflix's American Vandal) and Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse).
A festival favorite, Rosales’ short films have been officially selected in over 80 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.
Jerell is based in Los Angeles and proudly holds an MFA in Directing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.
DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD (01/13/17)
Lifetime Orders Michael Jackson Original Movie, Picks Up James Franco, Viola Davis Films – TCA
THE ASIAN JOURNAL (01/18/17)
Jerell Rosales catches his Hollywood break!
THE DAILY BRUIN (02/03/17)
Bruins collaborate on James Franco movie ‘High School Lover’
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (01/13/17)
Michael Jackson Film Ordered at Lifetime
THE HUFFINGTON POST (02/14/13)
Going for Broke
LA18: Kababayan LA with Giselle Tongi (02/03/17)
Hollywood Breakout Director, FilAm Jerell Rosales