Before she decided to follow John Hughes’ footsteps, Joséfa first wanted to become an astronaut then a forensic surgeon. Born and raised in France, she eventually left the comfortable weather of her mother country to pursue a directing career in the UK.
She works as a commercial film director and editor by day while developing her next fiction projects at night.
She has a quirky fascination for the outer space and its immensity - which keeps her awake at night and inspires her to write speculative fiction, primarily targeted toward younger audiences.
She loves coming of age stories and wants to tell the tales of smart but awkward female characters.
Supported by the Scottish Film Talent Network, she currently works on the development of three features:
“Aurora’s Skies”: Writer: Joséfa Celestin
"The Last Kind": Writer: Matt Brothers
"You Kill Me": Writer: Raymond Friel
Aurora's Skies / Drama-Sci-fi / Shakehaus Films
The Last Kind / Drama-Sci-fi / Shakehaus Films
You Kill Me / Drama / Shakehaus Films
Tomorrow Might Be The Day / Drama-Sci-fi / 19min / SFTN / Shakehaus & Insolence Productions / 2018 / UK-FR
Event Horizon / Drama-Sci-fi / 11min / Shakehaus & Insolence Productions / 2016 / UK/FR
Daumenlutscher / Horror / 5min / Screen Academy Scotland / 2015 / UK
Repeat / Drama / 2min / Screen Academy Scotland / 2014 / UK
Director - Editor:
BBC Ideas "Phobias" / Shakehaus / 2019 / UK
Drinkly "Saving Your Ass" / Shakehaus / 2019 / UK
Launch Scotland / Shakehaus / 2018 / UK
Deutsche Bank "DBACE 2017" / Shakehaus / 2017 / UK
Glug / Shakehaus / 2017 / UK
The Yard / Shakehaus / Shakehaus / 2016 / UK
Pity Party / Sketch Show Special / 26min / BBC Scotland / Up Helly Aa & Shakehaus / 2019 / UK
The Ninth Wave "Flower Into Wounds" / Distiller Records / Dir: Joern Utkilen / Shakehaus / 2019 . UK