Haroula Rose is a writer, director and producer based in Los Angeles. The pilot LOST & FOUND which she created, wrote and directed, stars Melonie Diaz, William Janowitz, Terence Nance and Jennifer Lafleur, and will have its world premiere at Tribeca FIlm Festival in April 2017. NO LOVE SONG, the short which she co-wrote and in which she co-starred with Rosanna Arquette and Daniel Ahearn, premiered at Newport Beach Film Festival and continued on around the world to Cannes and more, and is distributed by TV4 online. She is currently in pre-production on her first feature film, ONCE UPON A RIVER, with Park Pictures.
WEDDING DRESS, starring Joshua Leonard, Abby Wathen and Dominic Bogart, was the most recent short film which Rose wrote and directed. It won several awards at festivals including Best Short at LA Arthouse Film Festival, and two Best Actress awards, premiered on IndieWire, was SHORT OF THE WEEK in January 2017, and called "charged, intimate...revealing," by SHOOT Online. BABY CRAZY, the first of her True Love Trilogy, was lauded for its magical realism and comedy (Flavorwire). She has also directed music videos and PSA's.
Rose has produced award-wining narrative and documentary feature films such as FRUITVALE STATION, HEAVEN ADORES YOU, and THE FEAR OF 13. The upcoming comedy starring Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson, PERMANENT, will be released in 2017.
Rose received her BA and MA from the University of Chicago, and attended USC's School of Cinematic Arts for her MFA. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Madrid where she was a writer and educator, and has guest lectured at Cal Poly Pomona, Northwestern, University of Chicago, and Sundance’s Film Forward program. She has created original content for Time Warner's Project 150, was selected for Tribeca's All Access Program, Warner Brothers Director's Workshop and Nantucket Screenwriters Colony. In Chicago Rose worked at Steppenwolf Theater, and Earhole Studios as a producer and vocal performer.
Rose also is a critically acclaimed musician, having released several albums, singles and remixes. Her most recent release was with Thirty Tigers, who also produced her short film WEDDING DRESS. For more on music, please visit www.heyitsharoula.com