JERELL ROSALES

DIRECTOR, WRITER

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BIO

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.

 
 
 
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.
— THE HUFFINGTON POST

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