Jasmine Lynea is a non-binary film director, writer and editor based in Philadelphia. Through the art of filmmaking, she documents her vibrant imagination, seeking to redesign familiar worlds with fantastical possibilities. 

After graduating from Temple University, Jasmine self-produced and directed two short films that screened at several film festivals nationally– Take 5 and Stay Black, Baby. In 2018, Jasmine established a new relationship with film, becoming a high-school film teacher at Samuel Fels in North Philadelphia. There she was awarded the Leeway Art and Change Grant to launch the Root and Branch Arts Festival. During this time she was also awarded the 2020 Scribe Philadelphia Media Fund to continue her work as a film director and writer for her experimental short film How to Survive a Mourning, which screened at WWCC 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition and was granted an Honorable Mention Award in 2021.

As a fellow for BlackStars Inaugural Philadelphia Filmmaker Lab, Jasmine wrote, directed, and edited a new short sci-fi fantasy– The Love Machine. Since premiering at BlackStar’s Film Festival, the short film has been screened and is expected to screen at several film festivals both nationally and internationally. With the support of the Independent Public Media Foundation, Jasmine is currently in the creative process of her next short film–Della Can Fly!