Private Project

Hope Sessions: A Short Film (20 minutes)

Minneapolis / St. Paul residents lend commentary on contemporary life and moving stories of how hope helped them SEE the light through the darkness. Discussions revolve around social and economic justice, equality, human rights, and life's challenges from a narrative framework of hope. The producer's hope is that we will all begin to SEE the truth more clearly. That is to say that we are ALL human beings. And that acknowledgement of the truth will be the salvation of the planet.

  • Valerie Rose
    The Pink Visitor
  • Valerie Rose
    The Pink Visitor
  • Valerie Rose
    The Pink Visitor
  • Sondra Glynn
    Key Cast
    IMBD Credits: The Whitefish Yacht Club, The Body of Real Things
  • Denise Butler
    Key Cast
    Best Actress, The 50 Fifty Reel Challenge
  • Valerie Rose
    Key Cast
    IMDB Credits: Run, For Art's Sake
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 24, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The 50 Fifty Reel Challenge
    Bloomington, Minnesota
    February 25, 2016
    World Premiere
    Runner Up Best Picture, Best Sound Design, Best Trailer, Best Poster
  • Longmont Front Range
    United States
    April 20, 2016
    Colorado Premiere
  • 6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-16

    April 29, 2016
    India Premiere
  • 2016 Visual Radio Network Film Festival
    Oakland, California
    United States
    April 24, 2016
    California Premiere
  • Diversity Film & Script Showcase
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
Director Biography - Valerie Rose

Valerie Rose is an author, producer,
screenwriter, model/ voice over talent and the
CEO of Roses Are READ Productions LLC.
She is a member of the National Association of
Black Journalists and the Twin Cities Black
Journalists. Rose served for seven years as
Editor-in-Chief for Inside Region 3, a U.S.
government publication. She has authored a
number of books including Cappuccino in the
Winter, The Family Reunion Is Not a Real
Vacation (featuring The Triangleheads),
Dream Your Dream: Getting Your Writing Out
There! and the Minnesota Book Award
nominee, You Better Recognize! A Spiritual
Guide Because Life’s a Trip!
Rose has appeared in a number of films
including, Dear White People, House of Tomorrow starring Nick Offerman and Ellen Burstyn, Run, Blue
Balloons, Torpedo the Damned and Wilson
starring Woody Harrelson and directed by
Craig Johnson of the Skeleton Twins. She has
also worked in television, appearing in ABC
TV’s In An Instant, The Learning Channel’s
Randy to the Rescue, and in the TV pilot, For
Art’s Sake, produced by Tim Gaetz.
Rose is also the creative concept developer and
producer for an animation project and two
films: The Triangleheads, Hope Sessions and
The Pink Visitor, respectively. The latter
premiered at the Theatres at the Mall of
America (MOA) as part of a film completion in
which it garnered the Best Actress Award. Her
first documentary, Hope Sessions, is also slated
to premiere at the MOA in February 2016. In
the development of these projects, Rose wore
many hats including executive producer,
producer, director, casting director, cast
member and screenwriter.
Rose graduated with a B.S. from the School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she
majored in Computer Science and minored in
Management Information Systems.

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Director Statement

I am a content provider specializing in telling the stories of women, people of color but particularly, women of color with a common thread of spirituality. I have authored several books, scripts and produced several films. My films have appeared in several festivals, screened at the Mall of America and won several awards. In addition, I served as Editor-In-Chief for a U.S. Government magazine for seven years. I am a retired civil servant.