Haroula Rose is an award-winning filmmaker and musician, currently in production on her debut feature film ONCE UPON A RIVER, based on the best selling novel by Bonnie Jo Cambell. It features Kenadi DelaCerna, John Ashton, Dominic Bogart, Sam Straley and Josephine Decker among others, as well as original music by Rodney Crowell, Bonnie Prince Billy, and Rose herself. It is being produced by Thirty Tigers and JJ Ingram.
The pilot for LOST & FOUND which Rose wrote, directed and acted in, stars Melonie Diaz, William Janowitz, Terence Nance and Jennifer Lafleur among the ensemble cast. L&F had its world premiere at the Tribeca FIlm Festival in April 2017, then went on to win the Audience Award at Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Geena Davis to support women content creators. It was positively mentioned by the New York Times, and named one of the top things to see at this year's Tribeca by Filmmaker Magazine, calling Rose "a promising young filmmaker." It then went on to Seriesfest and The New York Television Festival.
NO LOVE SONG, the short which Rose co-wrote and in which she co-starred with Rosanna Arquette and Daniel Ahearn, premiered at Newport Beach Film Festival, continued around the world to Cannes and further, and is now distributed by TV4 online. NO LOVE SONG is being developed into a feature film.
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 for Israel Nash, Leslie Stevens and Blackout for Human Rights.
Rose has produced critically acclaimed 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 with Magnolia Pictures.
Rose received her BA and MA from the University of Chicago, and attended USC's School of Cinematic Arts MFA program. 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. While in Chicago Rose worked at Steppenwolf Theater and Earhole Studios as a producer and vocal performer.
As a singer-songwriter, Rose has released several albums, singles and remixes with Little Bliss/Thirty Tigers. She can be heard in over twenty TV series including How I Met Your Mother, American Horror Story, iZombie, Awkward, T@gged, Being Human, Underemployed, The Lying Game, The Glades, Marry Me, and films such as the Oscar winning Still Alice, Buster's Mal Heart, For A Good Time, Call..., as well as commercials and theater productions.