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A short film by Joslyn Rose Lyons
Joslyn Rose Lyons has directed and produced a diverse range of Award-Winning content in film and television for more than a decade, including work with STARZ, Lionsgate, UNINTERRUPTED, Warner Bros Pics., BET, MTV, and OWN. Joslyn’s work with BET began at Rap City and extends to directing and producing the first Music Matters Grammy Showcase at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) with Mack Wilds, PJ Morton and Mali Music, to producing BET Celebrity Basketball with Nick Cannon, Chris Brown, Trevor Jackson, Jemelle Hill, Angela Yee, Irv Gotti, Fat Joe, and Lil Rel Howery for the BET Awards. Joslyn is a Producer on Speaking Truth to Power, (Lionsgate/STARZ), which won Outstanding Documentary at the 2022 NAACP Image Awards. The film features powerful interviews with Rep. Barbara Lee, Alice Walker, Cory Booker, Rep. Ayanna Presley, Danny Glover, Van Jones, and Rep., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Joslyn has teamed with STARZ and their #TaketheLead initiative on the outreach. The #TakeTheLead initiative is “STARZ's commitment to amplifying narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences”. For LeBron James’ digital platform UNINTERRUPTED, Joslyn created and executive produced Same Energy. The series featured in-depth interviews with NFL Champion Marshawn Lynch and Grammy Award winning 2 Chainz. Joslyn has directed dozens of music videos including Beautiful for Mali Music, featuring Wendy Raquel Robinson, Robi Reed and Brely Evans, Cold Rain for Talib Kweli, which ranked #1 video on MTV.com, The Majors and The Path for Prince Ali, (aka Academy Award Winning Mahershala Ali), premiering on BET, and for E-40, Fast Lane and N the Traffic, in which she brought a 1930’s slow motion Harlem Nights feel to the visuals, as noted by Mass Appeal. In Joslyn’s eclectic directorial approach for ‘Frozen Hearts’ a Chad Hugo (one-half of the Neptunes and a member of N.E.R.D. (both with Pharrell), Joslyn directed a series of vignettes starring actor Rafael Casal (Blindspotting), where things aren’t quite as they seem, as noted by The Fader Magazine. Joslyn’s first documentary feature film “Soundz of Spirit” explored the spiritual connection in hip hop premiering at HBO Urbanworld, London’s Raindance, winning Best Music Documentary at the New York International. Joslyn has worked as a producer on documentaries including “Miss Representation” (OWN), Then They Came (George Takei), Agents of Change (Danny Glover), and Waging Change (Jane Fonda) to names few. Joslyn is the producer on the Red Summer production “Tale of the Tape”, that expires the history of mixtape in Hip Hop, featuring Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and Big Sean. Joslyn’s short film Umi’s Heart (starring Academy Award-winning Mahershala Ali), won best film at the One Nation, Many Voices Muslim American Film Competition, while her short film for Award-winning Common, documented his powerful work with his Imagine Justice organization, which is dedicated to empowering communities and fighting injustice wherever it appears and criminal justice reform. Joslyn’s short film Looking Glass, premiered at Sundance London, and has picked up numerous awards at film festivals including The American Film Awards, IndieFest, and TopShorts Best Female Director. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited Joslyn to be a Guest Panelist for their Academy Gold;Joslyn Rose Lyons is represented by Doug Johnson at ICM Partners and she is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors. more...