Jojo Erholtz (b. 1986) is a Finnish director, writer and film editor. She received an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory in 2019. Her recent directing credits include the first season of a drama series KAVERIKIRJA (SOULMATES), which is set to be released in November 2022, a 10-part crime series MARIA KALLIO based on the novels by the Finnish best-selling crime author Leena Lehtolainen and the third season of a popular Finnish dramedy series EX-ONNELLISET (LIVING WITH MY EX). Jojo’s AFI thesis film TAPE was awarded at the Oscar-qualifying Outfest Film Festival, the Palm Springs ShortFest and the Hamptons International Film Festival. 


Prior to her directing career Jojo graduated from The National Film and Television School (UK) completing an MA in film editing and worked as a freelance editor on a wide range of documentary, narrative and commercial projects. Jojo is the recipient of the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for Best Editor and her editing credits include 70 ON VAIN NUMERO (70 IS JUST A NUMBER) and A MOMENT IN THE REEDS, which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival.

 

Jojo is currently writing a feature film with the support of The Finnish Cultural Foundation as well as developing projects for 2023. 

AWARDS:

BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award

for Best Editor

Best Screenwriter

Underwire Film Festival

NOMINATIONS:

Best Editor

Underwire Film Festival

Post-Graduate Craft Award for Editing

RTS - Royal Television Society