Jasmine Rao is a New York-based filmmaker with a focus on writing, producing and editing. She grew up taking pictures, winning awards for her work in photojournalism. In college, she transitioned to film and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Film and Media Arts from American University.
In school her work was chosen to be featured by National Geographic. Shortly after graduating, her fiction short, Switch, won American University's Visions award for outstanding Alumni Film. Since then she has worked on feature films including psychological thriller Mirror Game starring Parvin Dabas on Netflix and several documentaries including emmy nominated Quiet Storm now available on showtime. An episode she edited for the Bleacher Report docu series B/Real won the Edward R. Murrow award for Sports Journalism.
Jasmine loves sports films, cats, spicy food and Dirt Candy. She is currently writing and producing her own work with a focus on comedy and the South Asian American experience. Lookout for her first feature film set for production summer 2023.