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jo southwell

Film Director at Aston ProductionsHenley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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jo southwell

Film Director at Aston ProductionsHenley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
About me
Jo was born in Northampton and holds a PGCE in Secondary Education, BA Hons in Theology & Media and a Post Graduate Diploma in Screen Acting. Jo runs her own production company - Aston Productions. An award-winning writer / director of Irish descent, noted for her ability to cast, create drama, evoke emotion and pace a script to screen. Selected by Directors UK to shadow Jon East on KILLING EVE (BBC America). A rare opportunity that has allowed her to develop her own unique style for TV and film directing, a style that is attracting much attention and sees her currently shortlisted for the BBC Directors scheme on Holby City. Jo is attached to the feature film, “Finding Bam.” Written by stand-up comedian, Dave Fulton and produced by Jo Lewis at Hipster Films. Other feature films in development include, Deirdre of the Sorrows - the development of multi award winning short Deirdre and Loyalty - a crime action thriller. As a writer, Jo won Best Live Script at The British Urban Film Festival in 2019 for feature film Loyalty. Now attached to the project are actors, Gordon Kennedy and Bhasker Patel. Now in active development with co-writer, Fiona Hunnisett. 2020 sees the development of TV series, OLI in which Jo will be series creator and director. As a natural collaborator, Jo has several interesting co-productions in development including an animated thriller and documentary series. Her passion for human led, emotionally driven stories lay the foundations of her work - story is key.
Work history
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    Film DirectorAston Productions
    Henley-on-Thames, United KingdomFreelance
    Developing several film and TV productions
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    DirectorScreenSkills
     - Manchester, United KingdomFreelance
    VR Film Director for immersive film
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Skills
  • Talent Management
  • Screenwriting
  • Film Directing
  • Television
  • Development Producer
Education
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    BA Hons Theology and Public MediaTrinity and All Saints
     - Leeds, United Kingdom