Joanna Strange is a New York based director of theatre and film - and occasional writer. She recently completed her first short film, Blonde, starring Max von Essen (currently on Broadway in An American in Paris). Joanna received an award for Outstanding Overall Production of a Short for Painting 17, written by Sharon Cooper that premiered at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in 2013 as part of a series of shorts called, Sharon's Shorts. As an assistant director, Joanna has worked with with Francis Matthews (BAFTA nominee), BBC Head of Comedy Jon Plowman (Emmy/Olivier Winner), and for Katharine Dore, Tony and Olivier award winning producer for Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Most recently, she assisted Mr. Matthews on his work with George Stiles (Olivier Award Winner) on The Three Musketeers. Additionally, she is proud to be a part of the team of The God Projekt, which premiered at The Club at La Mama and which has been nominated for two New York Innovative Theatre awards. She has worked in London, Scotland, Florida, Boston and New York and has presented site specific work in Belfast, Dublin and Spoleto, Italy. She received her Bachelor's from the University of South Florida in Performance and her Master's from NYU in Directing. She is a member of SDC. Her short film, Blonde, has screened at 9 film festivals in 3 countries so far and was nominated for Best Short Screenplay at the St Tropez International Film Festival.
Name: Joanna Strange
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Assistant Director, Director and Producer
Film of the Month, LA Film Awards
Best Thriller, LA Film Awards
Best Director, LA Film Awards
Best Actress, LA Film Awards
Best Thriller, Festigious Film Festival
Best Actress, Special Mention, Festigious Film Festival
Film (Short and Thriller) Director A young woman is on the verge of discovering who she truly is, but then she finds love. Will this derail all her plans - or was he a part of the plan all along?
Celebrity Ghost Stories
Television (Documentary) Actress Celebrities talk about paranormal experiences that they've had.
Slow Jam King
Film (Comedy) Actress JoJo, a Filipino-American, poseur gangsta-pimp, thinks he hears his call to the streets and carjacks Vance, a mysterious traveling perfume salesman who fancies cowboy hats. In tow is Devaun, JoJo's best friend, who tries desperately to protect Vance from JoJo, and JoJo from the law. But no one is safe from JoJo's impulses, as the motley trio hits the road to Nashville, and slowly succumb to an escapist adventure that takes them further away from JoJo's reality, but closer to Vance's reality. When JoJo discovers the truth about his reluctant road companion, the trip takes a turn that leads the three of them to truth, love, and the dirty underbelly of the Nashville country music scene. Written by Steve Mallorca
New York University (New York, NY)
University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)