Haroula Rose is an award-winning filmmaker and musician, currently in post-production on her debut feature film ONCE UPON A RIVER, based on the best selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell. It features Kenadi DelaCerna, John Ashton, Lindsay Pulsipher, Dominic Bogart, Sam Straley and Josephine Decker among others, as well as original music by Grammy Award winners Rodney Crowell, JD Souther, Bonnie Prince Billy, and Rose herself.
A pilot called LOST & FOUND, which Rose wrote, directed and performed in, stars Melonie Diaz, William Janowitz, Terence Nance and Jennifer Lafleur among the ensemble cast. It 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, The New York Television Festival, and was nominated for Best Screenplay at the Midwest International Film Festival.
WEDDING DRESS, starring Joshua Leonard, Abby Wathen and Dominic Bogart, was a recent short film which Rose wrote and directed. It won several awards at festivals including Best Short at LA Arthouse Film Festival, two Best Actress awards, premiered on IndieWire, and as SHORT OF THE WEEK in January 2017, 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.
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.
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, which was released in December 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 the 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. Her music has been praised by the likes of NYLON, LA Times, Marie Claire, LA Weekly, HelloGiggles, American Songwriter, No Depression, Vice, Popmatters and more. She has toured internationally as far as China, Taiwan, Thailand, as well as the UK and other cities in Europe, and collaborated with many other artists including an upcoming record in Spanish and Portuguese.