As a film director / writer Jo made her debut with HOLDING ON
in 2012. A moving short about a man’s struggle to hold on to the present as Alzheimer’s takes hold. The lead actor was GORDON KENNEDY. This short film has had international recognition
in festivals. HOLDING ON is distributed by Shorts International and made the the TOP10 Films to watch in Europe. (August 2015) Currently, Jo is in pre-production with her first feature film script DEIRDRE OF THE SORROWS -
TARA FITZGERALD attached.
May 2016 : Jo was selected as a BAFTA FILM PRO.
September 2015 : Jo was selected by Creative England / BFI as a talented Director / Writer for the SW Talent Module
Name: Jo Southwell
Lives in: London, England
Occupation: Actor, Director and Screenwriter