Beth de Araújo is a Writer and Director recently featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Her feature screenplay, Josephine, participated in the 2018 Sundance Directors Lab, Screenwriters Lab and is a recipient of the SFFILM Rainin Filmmaking Grant. Josephine is being produced by RT Features and will mark her feature directorial debut.
Last year Araújo performed in three sold out shows for The Moth Mainstage at BAM Theater in NYC, Byham Theater in Pittsburgh, and The Palace Theater in Los Angeles. Currently, her AFI Directing Workshop for Women short film, based on her Gawker essay, I Want To Marry A Creative Jewish Girl, is having its festival run. In 2017, Araújo directed 2 episodes of television for Lifetime Movie Network and was a shadowing director within the Ryan Murphy HALF Program.
Araújo has a BA in Sociology from The University of California Berkeley and an MFA from the American Film Institute. Her mother is Chinese-American and her father is from Brazil. She was born in San Francisco and is a dual citizen of both Brazil and the United States.