director | writer
jasmine lynea is a non-binary filmmaker, educator and futurist radically dreaming outside of this reality. Curious about what lives between truth and myth, through their vibrant imagination, lynea presents unconventional ideas that have the possibility of becoming attainable in a liberating future.
After graduating from Temple University, jasmine self-produced and directed two short films that screened at several film festivals nationally– Take 5 and Stay Black, Baby! In 2018, jasmine established a new relationship with film, becoming a high-school film teacher at Samuel Fels. There they were awarded the Leeway Art and Change Grant to launch the Root and Branch Arts Festival. During this time they were also awarded the 2020 Scribe Philadelphia Media Fund to continue their work as a film director and writer for their experimental short film How to Survive a Mourning, which screened at WWCC 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition and was granted an Honorable Mention Award in 2021. As a 2022 fellow for BlackStars Inaugural Philadelphia Filmmaker Lab, jasmine wrote, directed, and edited a new short sci-fi fantasy– The Love Machine. Since premiering at BlackStar’s Film Festival, the short film has been screened and is expected to screen at several film festivals both nationally and internationally. jasmine is a 2023 Mural Arts Fellow and a Flaherty Fellow participating in their Queer-World Mending program.
Additionally, with the support of the Independent Public Media Foundation, jasmine lynea is currently in development of their next short film–Della Can Fly!