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Rochée Jeffrey

writer/director Mr. Talented; writer SMILF, Step Up
Rochée is a writer/director/performer who hails originally from Jamaica. While attending Howard University, she won the Paul Robeson Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Music Video Direction. She went on to direct the first scripted one-hour drama in Belize, Noh Matta Wat. She is a 2017 Film Independent Project Involve Screenwriting Fellow, FOX's 2017 HBCU Fellow and a 2018 Humanitas Prize Semi-Finalist. Rochée was a writer on VH1’s dramedy series Daytime Divas, the Step Up television spin-off series on YouTube Premium and Showtime's Golden Globe-nominated comedy series, SMILF. On the film side, Rochée sold a feature pitch to Lionsgate with Issa Rae serving as an executive producer on the project. Her Oscar-qualifying short film “Suitable” has screened at over twenty festivals throughout the world, including Austin Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival. Suitable was a finalist in the 2018 American Black Film Festival HBO Short Film Competition and the film will appear on HBO in February 2019. Rochée also wrote and directed “Mr. Talented”, a short film that premiered as a part of the 2018 Project Involve Showcase at the Directors Guild of America and was nominated for the HBO Award at the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival.