Jo Güstin

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  • Country:   Cameroon, Canada, and France
  • Province/State:   Ontario
  • City:   Toronto
  • How do you Identify?:   If Tig Notaro and Phoebe Buffet had the technology to make a baby together and the baby came out Black and Gemini.
  • Age:   1987
  • Experience Level:   Emerging
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted, Comedy Series, Drama Series, Animation, Narrative Film, and Other
  • Union:   Non-Union
  • Rep:   Entertainment lawyer: Karla Bobadilla (Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLC)
  • Interested In:   TV Writing Room, Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material, Other, For-Hire Work, and Shadowing
  • Recent Credits:   H24 : 24h dans la vie d'une femme (writer), Don't Text Your Ex (writer, director, producer, actor), Tallboyz (actor), Blynk & Aazoo (writer)
  • Favourite Movies:   Call Me By Your Name, Victor/Victoria, Get Out, Jojo Rabbit, Aline, Threesomething, My Policeman, Definitely Divorcing, How Not To Date While Trans and several short films I saw at festivals and the names of which I forgot.
  • Favourite TV Shows:   Animals., Archer, Atlanta, Baroness von Sketch, Beef, Bojack Horseman, Breaking Bad, Catastrophe, Corporate, Looking, Louie, Master of None, Parks and Rec, Schitt's Creek, Tallboyz, The Good Place, The IT Crowd, The Office (US), Young Royals.
  • Pitch a Project:   A 6-year-old dark-skinned girl raised in Cameroon by a light-skinned biracial mother and a dark-skinned mother plays a game at school where the amount of braids on your head determines whether you're white, Black, albino or biracial. She loses.
  • Authorized to work in the USA?:   No
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Jo Güstin is an intersectionality writer, director, producer and comedian, who celebrates Black and queer joy and creativity using fiction and comedy. After Cameroon, France, Germany and Japan, the multilingual novelist behind 9 Histoires lumineuses (2017) and Ah Sissi, il faut souffrir pour être française ! (2019) now lives in Toronto (Canada) where she launched the creative production company DEARNGE SOCIETY. The storytelling podcast Contes et légendes du Queeristan and the short film Don’t Text Your Ex are her first creations under the trademark. Wait, is she the person who wrote that critically acclaimed episode in ARTE’s H24? Damn right, she is.


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