After focusing her efforts on filmmaking, working on exciting creative projects from features to shorts to music videos, Haroula Rose has decided to expand her skillset and and jump into the world of advertising and commercial direction.
For her first piece of branded content, Haroula wrote and directed a short film produced by Hello Sunshine in partnership with Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur entitled “Hound of Love,” as part of a series entitled “Meet Cute.” The LA-based filmmaker was selected to write and direct her film from a wide pool of applicants, winning the work alongside two other female and nonbinary filmmakers.
“Hound of Love” stars Jess Weixler (Teeth, The Good Wife, Listen Up Philip), the voice of Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates, The Little Hours, Scooby Doo), and Lena Drake (Kidding, Dinner in America). Inspired by real-life “meet-cutes” from the women-first dating and social networking app Bumble, the modern-day love stories put women at the center.
“Hound of Love” was released on the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine YouTube Channel, and will live in a branded content hub on The Roku Channel nationwide this fall.