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Jo-Anne is an award-winning writer and director who specialises in crafting nuanced performances from both trained actors and real people. As an AFTRS graduate, Jo-Anne brings bold stories to screen across commercial content, as well as short and long form drama and documentary.
In 2017 Jo-Anne directed her debut feature film Zelos in partnership with Screen Australia, Definition Films (The Water Diviner, Samson & Delilah) and The Steve Jaggi Company (Rip Tide, Back of the Net).
Her second feature film Paper Champions features John Tui (The Hobbit, Fast & Furious, Solo: A Star Wars Story), Gary Sweet (The Pacific, House Husbands) and Genevieve Morris (Ride Like A Girl, Bloom) and is due for theatrical release in 2020.
Her short drama and documentary films have aired on SBS and have screened in film festivals across Australia and around the world, including most recently, in the Academy-Accredited competition at Flickerfest.
Commercially, she has created TVCs and content for brands including Red Bull, Samsung, Virgin Australia, Coles, NAB, ING Direct, First State Super, Headspace, Tourism Australia, Cochlear, Colonial First State and Greenpeace.
Jo-Anne currently has multiple projects in development, including a comedy web series, various feature scripts and two TV series.