Before she decided to follow John Hughes’ footsteps, Joséfa first wanted to become an astronaut then a forensic surgeon. Born and raised in France, she eventually left the comfortable weather of her mother country to pursue a directing career in the UK.
She works as a commercial film director by day at Shakehaus, a production company she co-founded with 2 fellow filmmakers in 2016, while developing her next fiction projects at night. She has a quirky fascination for the outer space and its immensity - which keeps her awake at night and inspires her to write elevated drama/sci-fi stories, primarily targeted toward younger audiences. She loves coming of age stories and wants to tell the tales of smart but awkward female characters.
Having just completed her latest SFTN commissioned short film “Tomorrow Might Be The Day”, she currently works on the development of her debut feature film “Aurora’s Skies”.
Tomorrow Might Be The Day
Film (Drama and Short) Co-Writer/Director Confronted with the alarming possibility of his niece’s rebellion, a fanatical believer sets into motion a chain of dark events that he believes will spare her from the impending apocalyptic doom.
Film (Drama and Short) Writer-Director In a time when Pluto is still the 9th planet of the solar system, and music tracks needs to be rewind, Julianne, who knows that childhood doesn't last long but being an adult lasts forever. Refuses to grow up too quickly and to let go of her estranged friend. When her fear of the unknown manifests itself in the shape of a mysterious cosmic object, she must overcome her old self and embrace what lies ahead. Written by Josefa Celestin
Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Ava left home to find her brother who disappeared. As she follows the sound of drums in a forest, she finds a group of people. Her brother lived among them.
Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Margaret must convince her daughter Louise to take responsibility for the family after the death of her father, whilst the family endures the ritual of a family portrait.
Film (Short, Comedy, Fantasy and Romance) Visual effects One chilly day inside a mysterious graveyard, footballer wannabe Kris sees his dreams come true in a most unusual way. THE LICK is a surreal black comedy about the deadly seduction of desires.
Television (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A horrific double murder rocks the lives of two families living side-by-side in isolated rural Scotland. But instead of focusing on the investigation, One Of Us explores the fallout for the grieving relatives, and the dark consequences that threaten to shatter their lives.
Film (Horror and Short) Director A small girl witnesses the cruelty of an old poem come to life - and becomes its next victim.
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Director A voice message becomes the last connection between a man and his family.
Film (Short and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When an imaginative teenager doesn't want to accept her health is fading fast, she escapes into her own world, only to find a big bad wolf.
Artie Says Goodbye
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Artie's brother Miles is leaving. Artie doesn't want to say goodbye. A last minute childhood game, on their street, helps Artie find acceptance and say farewell to Miles.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress An Ex Soldier now Homeless with PSD has a Flash Back to Afghanistan.
The Better Man
Film (Comedy and Drama) Producer Free at last from the comfortably structured world of higher education, best friends Aaron and Josh now face an uncertain future in a world where jobs for the recently graduated are few and far between. Their insecurity is only compounded upon hearing that the third member of their schoolyard posse has made his first Big Grown-Up Decision - he's getting married. A mess of conflicting feelings, the boys travel cross-country to attend the engagement party. Aaron is desperate to prove himself the perfect best man candidate, while Josh is just along for the ride, passively bumbling through the motions. However, as Aaron's attempts to impress fall catastrophically flat, Josh begins to figure out what it is he actually wants from life. Written by Anonymous