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.
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