Hey, I'm Rochée.
Rochée is a writer/director who hails originally from Jamaica. While attending Howard University, she won the Paul Robeson Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Music Video Direction. She went on to direct the first scripted one-hour drama in Belize, Noh Matta Wat. Her one-hour pilot, Welcome to America, was a finalist for Issa Rae's ColorCreative.tv’s drama cycle. Rochée’s one-hour pilot, Unique State of Mind, was featured on WeForShe’s 2016 list of the Best Pilots Written by Women. She is a 2017 Film Independent’s Project Involve Screenwriting Fellow, FOX's 2017 HBCU Fellow and a 2018 Humanitas Prize Semi-Finalist.
Rochée was a writer on VH1’s dramedy series Daytime Divas, the Step Up series on YouTube Premium and on Showtime's Golden Globe-nominated comedy series, SMILF. On the film side, Rochée sold a feature pitch to Lionsgate with Issa Rae serving as an executive producer on the project. Her award-winning short film Suitable has screened at festivals throughout the world, including the Austin Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Film Festival Shorts Fest. Suitable was a finalist in the American Black Film Festival HBO Competition and the film will appear on HBO in 2019.
Rochée also wrote and directed Mr. Talented, a short film which premiered as a part of the 2018 Project Involve Showcase at the Directors Guild of America. Mr. Talented has screened at the Austin Film Festival and the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, where it was nominated for the HBO Award. She was one of 7 directors selected from over 2,000 applicants for the 2018/2019 Viacom Emerging Directors Program. She is also a 2019 Independent Filmmaker Project - Blackhouse Multicultural Producers Lab Fellow, sponsored by HBO. Rochée is represented by Bill Zotti, Anna Flickinger, Josh Hornstock and Alyssa Lanz at United Talent Agency and by Lucy Stutz at Rain Management Group.