Jo Southwell







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).

Jo is an award winning director/writer on the short film circuit with her first feature film script DEIRDRE OF THE SORROWS in development. ( TARA FITZGERALD attached )

Jo is currently shooting a post apocalyptic short for TRENCH FILMS in Oxfordshire.

DEIRDRE is being screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival before travelling to Cannes with a special screening as part of the RHIFF event 2017. It will then be distributed by Shorts International.