award winning director
Jo is an award-winning director, noted for her ability to cast, create drama, evoke emotion and pace a script to screen. Having worked as a shadow director on KILLING EVE and TRIGGER POINT she is now moving into episodic TV directing.
Jo’s passion for human led, emotionally driven stories lay the foundations of her work. Currently in development with original TV series, OLI (Sara Gibbings / TROY TV); The Sleeper (StoryFirst / Dominic Barlow); feature films Deirdre of the Sorrows (Nadia Jaynes / Little Monk Pictures) and LOYALTY – WINNER of JETS at Berlinale in 2022. (Rachel Gold / Bay Horse Productions)
A full voting member of BAFTA
“I grew up watching Star Wars, reading mythology, loving film and wanting to live in the worlds created on screen. As a director I am not afraid to inspire, motivate or challenge.
My passion for stories that reveal emotional, flawed but brilliant female protagonists, yet unseen on screen has shaped my current slate.
There is nothing more exciting than uncovering what makes a character tick and creating a world in which to tell their story.”
a natural collborator
Jo has several interesting co-productions in development. Her passion for human led, emotionally driven stories lay the foundations of her work.
Jo was born in Northampton and holds a PGCE in Secondary Education, BA Hons in Theology & Media and a Post Graduate Diploma in Screen Acting.
Jo runs her own production company – Aston Productions.