While writing has always been in her blood, after working many years in the corporate world, Joelene took the big leap to follow her dream of acting/writing. She is so fortunate to work with talented people across so many TV, film and commercial projects. She co-wrote and co-starred in the comedic short, Mama Drama, which was a winner at The Global Shorts 2021 and an official selection of the Garden State Film Festival, Lift-Off Global Network New York 2021. Joelene has also written for many publications including MomCave, Thrive Global, Prsuit, Sivana East, Her View From Home and writes for a local TV station for their Go Ask Mom column.
She is excited to have recently completed a new pitch and pilot for a 30-minute comedy series titled, The Shift and is currently outlining a screenplay about a Latina screenwriter who pays the price when her producer dad is blackballed from Hollywood.
The Shift Comedy When an unhappy lawyer decides to scrap everything and start life over, she is desperate to prove to the world that she can live life on her terms - if it kills her. She ironically becomes a life coach to others who have lost the reins on their life (too), all while being in therapy herself.
Short Film, Mama Drama was a winner at The Global Shorts
Short Film, Mama Drama was an official selection of the Garden State Film Festival
Short Film, Mama Drama was an official selection of Lift-Off Global Network New York 2021