Haroula Rose (full name Haroula Rose Spyropoulos) is an award-winning filmmaker and musician currently in post-production on her directorial feature debut ONCE UPON A RIVER, adapted from the best selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell. She is also in post-production on AS THEY SLEPT, a short film she directed featuring Maya Hawke, Rachel Hilson, and Fred Hechinger, written by Nicolaia Rips and produced by Neon Heart.
A pilot she wrote and directed starring Melonie Diaz, Terence Nance, Jennifer Lafleur and Avi Rothman among its ensemble cast entitled LOST & FOUND, 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 Tribeca by Filmmaker Magazine, calling Rose "a promising young filmmaker."
WEDDING DRESS, starring Joshua Leonard, Abby Wathen and Dominic Bogart won Best Short at LA Arthouse Film Festival, two Best Actress awards, premiered on IndieWire, 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 critically acclaimed narrative and documentary feature films such as FRUITVALE STATION, HEAVEN ADORES YOU, THE FEAR OF 13, and PERMANENT, a comedy starring Rainn Wilsona and Patricia Arquette released with Magnolia in late 2017.
Rose received her BA and MA from the University of Chicago and attended USC's 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 the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony. In Chicago Rose worked at Steppenwolf Theater and Earhole Studios as a producer and vocal performer.
As a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Haroula Rose has released records with Thirty Tigers and Little Bliss Records - two EP's, two LP's, several singles and remixes, and her songs can be heard in many films, TV series, theater productions and commercials, including the Academy Award winning STILL ALICE, FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL.... AMERICAN HORROR STORY, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, AWKWARD, THE GLADES, and MARRY ME, among others. Her videos and music have premiered on MARIE CLAIRE, VICE, PASTE, HELLOGIGGLES, and she has toured extensively through the US with showcases at SXSW as well as through China, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, Europe and Canada. She has contributed to compilations including a tribute to the psych band RAMASES, and SWEET RELIEF. She has shared the stage or collaborated with the likes of Mason Jennings, Kyp Malone, Dylan Leblanc, Hood Internet, Luke Top and Peter Bradley Adams.