Jojo Erholtz is a Helsinki based film director, writer and editor. She holds an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute where her thesis film TAPE was awarded at the Oscar-qualifying Outfest Film Festival, the Palm Springs ShortFest and the Hamptons International Film Festival. Jojo is currently developing MY MOTHERS with Aamu Film Company. The character-driven film examines an experience of loss, and how it inevitably shapes one's life.
As a television director Jojo’s recent credits include the first season of a drama series KAVERIKIRJA (SOULMATES), 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).
Prior to her directing career Jojo worked as a freelance editor on a wide range of documentary, narrative and commercial projects. Jojo holds an MA in Film Editing from the National Film and Television School (UK), and is the recipient of the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for Best Editor. Her editing credits include a handful of award-winning short films as well as features 70 ON VAIN NUMERO (70 IS JUST A NUMBER) and A MOMENT IN THE REEDS, which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival.
2022 Drama Series: Soulmates / 10x22 / Dionysos Films & C More
2021 Crime Series: Maria Kallio / 10x42 / Jarowskij Finland & C More
2020 Dramedy Series: Living with My Ex / 10x42 / Dionysos Films & C More
2019 Short: Tape / AFI Conservatory
2019 Short: My War / AFI Conservatory
2023 Short: This Passing Summer / dir. Uzair Amjad / Aamu Film Company
2021 Feature: 70 Is Just a Number / dir. Johanna Vuoksenmaa / Dionysos Films
2017 Feature: A Moment in the Reeds / dir. Mikko Mäkelä / Wild Beast Productions
2017 Short: Dependent / dir. Phil Sheerin / Escape Films & BFI & Creative England
2015 Short: Pombo Loves You / dir. Steve Warne / NFTS
2015 Short: Perfection Is Forever / dir. Mara Trifu / NFTS
2014 Short: North / dir. Phil Sheerin / NFTS