Austin Film Festival’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2019, Presented by MovieMaker

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Rochée Jeffrey

Who: Writer-director who hails from Jamaica. A 2017 Film Independent Project Involve Screenwriting Fellow and 2018 Humanitas Prize Semi-Finalist. Sold a feature pitch to Lionsgate, and her award-winning short “Suitable” has screened at festivals worldwide.

Biggest Lesson Learned: “The key to success as a screenwriter is to lean into your truth. Once I started to write projects that reflected who I am and what I’m interested in, I began to experience more success and the work felt more rewarding.”

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