Copyright 2017 ROSE TROCHE


Rose Troche is an award-winning writer, director, and producer of film, television, and new media.


Her film work includes: Go Fish (1994) - winner of the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Deauville Film Festival, the Open Palm Award at the Gotham Awards, and nominated for  the Grand Jury Prize at  the Sundance Film Festival. Bedrooms and Hallways (1998) followed, winning the Audience Award at the London Film Festival.


The Safety of Objects (2001), Troche’s third feature, won the Critics Award at the Deauville Film Festival for Best Screenplay and Best Actress, Patricia Clarkson. Troche was the sole producer on Concussion (2013), which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and won Best New Director at IFP’s Gotham Awards. She was a consulting producer on, Cherien Dabis’ May In the Summer (2013), and Deb Shoval’s, AWOL (2016). She also executive produced, Little Boxes (2016) which sold to Netflix in the largest purchase of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.


Troche has worked extensively in television directing the pilots for The L Word (2004), and South of Nowhere (2005), where she served as co-executive producer, writer, director and consulting producer, respectively. Most recently, Rose has served as producing director on Lee Daniels’ series Star. Additional television work includes, Six Feet Under, Ugly Betty, Law & Order and Finding Carter.


Recently, Troche has turned her attention to the web - developing and executive producing Hunting Season. She collaborated with Rodrigo Garcia and Jon Avnet on their wildly popular web channel, Wigs, directing the limited series, Rochelle. She then teamed up with ITVS to write and direct Elliot King is Third. She then created the limited series, Sugar, a PBS Digital released in March 2016.


Troche has also been working in Virtual Reality since 2014, writing, directing and producing the acclaimed series Perspective. Chapter 1: The Party, and Chapter 2: The Misdemeanor, which both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and 2016 respectively.


Troche also directed an award-winning music video, Runaround for  The Donnies  The Amys.


In 2016, Rose Troche was awarded the Sundance Institute Time Warner Fellowship Program Grant for her upcoming VR comedy series LGBTQIA.


She returns to the Sundance Film Festival January 2017 with If Not Love.


Troche has shared her expertise within the field and has served as a mentor with Outfest, QAM, IFP, Film Independent, Nantucket Screenwriters Lab and The Sundance Institute where she has served as an International Lab advisor for over six years,  as well as an advisor to New Frontier Story Lab.


Troche is now working on two new features; ThIs Not Me and Wendy Drinks Beer For Breakfast, and is continuing to develop her VR series LGBTQIA.