Female centered comedies are my specialty. I enjoy telling stories about women who are all different things at once but still end up being pigeonholed in one of the many lovely misogynist categories available to us.
I traded in the Rust Belt for the Bible Belt ten years ago for my MySpace boyfriend and film school. I will read and watch anything and everything and I have a habit of making friends wherever I go, whether I want to or not.
Name: Jojo Stocks
Lives in: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Occupation: Screenwriter, Director and Script Supervisor
Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew "You People" is a satirical comedy about modern stereotypes, chronicling the life of an intelligent, white-washed, African-American college student, adopted by a liberal Caucasian family, who has a crisis of identity while growing up in bible belt, white suburbia with his urban hip-hop culture obsessed, white best friend. When an attractive girl on campus approaches the black protagonist based on his "presumed" stereotypical traits, he has to undergo a "cultural transformation" with the help of his white companion to tap into his inner "blackness." With a fresh, topical examination of identity, an eclectic mix of minority characters (e.g. Asians, LGBT, Hispanics, etc.) playing against type, and a strong emphasis on self-discovery, empathy, and tolerance, "You People" aims to tell a conventional story, unconventionally. Written by Laron M. Chapman
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
University of Oklahoma, Film and Video Studies (Norman, Oklahoma)