director | writer
Jasmine Lynea is a film director and writer residing in Philadelphia. Her raw and colorful evolving film work aims to redesign familiar worlds with unique possibilities. A radical dreamer, Jasmine blends fantasy and reality in her black queer narratives to escape limitations that diminish our spiritual existence and power.
After she wrote, directed, and edited the poetically driven short film The Mixtape: Stay Black, Baby in 2016, Jasmine established a new relationship with film, becoming a high-school film teacher at Samuel Fels. There she was awarded the Leeway Art and Change Grant to launch the Root and Branch Arts Festival. During this time she was also awarded the 2020 Scribe Philadelphia Media Fund to continue her work as a film director and writer for her 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.
Jasmine’s short films have been screened in several festivals, including Seattle Black Film Festival, Hip Hop Film Festival, and San Francisco Black Film Festival. In 2022 she wrote, directed, and edited her short fantasy sci-fi– The Love Machine. As a fellow for their year-long Inaugural Filmmaker Lab, the short- film premiered at the BlackStar Film Festival.
Jasmine Lynea, is currently developing her next short film Della Can Fly! Independent Public Media Foundation has already supported this work