Shantelle Rochester is a producer, showrunner and actress with 15 years’ experience in the industry. In 2017, she set up her own production company, Ida Rose, to produce film and television content as well as support projects, events and training created by diverse teams for diverse audiences. Ida Rose is committed to helping shape the future by working with underrepresented creatives all over the world, especially writers, directors, producers and actresses.
Shantelle’s first credit as producer (and actor) was Two Graves (2018), which was bought by Netflix, but she has worked on numerous other films as an associate and line producer. In 2020, under Covid-19 protocol, she produced The Black British Theatre Awards for Sky Arts, alongside Kwame Kwei-Armah.
Since then, she has been working on a diverse slate of films, series, documentaries and digital projects at Ida Rose, including her first production for 2022, Stolen, which is a South African-UK co-production under the official South African and UK trade mission. Currently, it is the only candidate being awarded two UK Global Screen Funds (for International Co-production and International Business Development).
This thriller is also one of three scripted projects that have been picked up by US distributor Big Media, the other two being drama series The Underground and true story series Doors.