Jonell Rowe is a London and Bristol-based independent writer, director and editor who first ventured into the arts through studying drama and fine art, at The BRIT School of performing arts. After graduating in 2011 with both a BTEC National and extended diploma in drama, Jonell went on to complete writers course at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 2012 and along with other creatives, founded the production company "Lionstooth films".
His style of work focuses on emotions spiralling out of control, affecting an individual's actions, which in turn affects the world around them. He also explores a mixture of themes and genres such as sci-fi, dark comedy, personal identity and the threat of technology. Jonell wrote and directed his first short film "E.D.D." in 2014. A psychological, fantasy, drama that explored the themes of hate, man vs himself and Zen Buddhism. In 2015 "E.D.D." was accepted and screened at various festivals, most notably the Cannes short film corner.
Since then, Jonell has gone on to write and direct four additional short films for Lionstooth, that have been recognised by industry professionals and nominated for best short films at the Flyde film festival in March 2017 for his short film "When Dom met Tony". His latest Sci-fi short film "Number 13" was nominated for the best short film at the Uk monthly film festival in May 2017, was awarded runner-up in the best short film category at the London city film awards in October 2017 and won Best narrative short film at the Hollywood Sun film awards.
Jonell recently graduated with a 1st degree diploma, after studying BA Film and Television for three years at the University of Bristol.