Haroula Rose (full name Haroula Rose Spyropoulos) is a filmmaker and musician currently in post-production on her directorial feature debut ONCE UPON A RIVER. She also recently completed a new short film, AS THEY SLEPT.
A pilot she wrote and directed 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 won Best Short at LA Arthouse Film Festival, two Best Actress awards, premiered on IndieWire, was SHORT OF THE WEEK in January 2017, and called "charged, intimate...revealing.”. BABY CRAZY, the first of her True Love Trilogy, was lauded for its magical realism and comedy (Flavorwire). 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’s work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in Madrid, Spain, Nantucket Screenwriters Colony, WarnerMedia, Warner Brothers Directors Workshop, and Tribeca All Access. She received her BA and MA from the University of Chicago and attended USC's MFA program.
As a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Haroula Rose has released records with Thirty Tigers and Little Bliss Records. Her work has 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. Her songs can be heard in many films, 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, and many others.