Haroula Rose is an award-winning filmmaker currently in post-production on her directorial feature debut ONCE UPON A RIVER, based on the novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell.
A pilot she wrote and directed called 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 was a recent short film which Rose wrote and directed. It 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.