Joni DeRouchie

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Joni DeRouchie (born 1973) is an American film and video music director, from Portland, Oregon.


Early life[edit]

A self-taught writer, director and photographer from Portland, Oregon, DeRouchie began painting in high school and progressed to photography due to the frustration she felt at the inability to capture what she saw. After a couple years, photography progressed into a desire to capture what she saw in moving form, including stage direction and film.[citation needed]

Film career[edit]

She first received major attention as a 2001 Project Greenlight semi-finalist with her feature-length script The Frank Principle. In 2002, she directed a 20-minute short film adaptation of scenes from The Frank Principle, which premiered at the Split.ID Film Festival [clarification needed] in Hollywood in January 2003.[citation needed]

In 2003, she directed Rick Emerson's one-man stage show, Bigger Than Jesus: The Diary of a Rock and Roll Fan, which debuted to a sold-out, standing-room-only audience that summer and was later returned for a successful run in 2004. She combined with Rick Emerson again on a short thriller called Remote Control, which played in 2004 at both the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and the Portland Underground Film Festival.[citation needed]

In 2005, DeRouchie worked with Emerson in the DVD production of Bigger Than Jesus, which was performed at Portland State University's Lincoln Hall. Later in 2005, she produced a two-part television pilot with Emerson called Rock Roundtable which aired on a local station. She produced the documentary, I Was a Teenage Dirtbag.[when?] She directed her first music video in 2006 for the gothic metal band Nicodemus. December 2007/January 2008 saw another DeRouchie and Emerson collaboration when they wrote and produced a live radio play, Ebenezer? I Barely Knew Her!, which was first broadcast on CBS Radio on December 21, 2007, and re-broadcast the following week.[citation needed]


  • The Frank Principle (2001)
  • Remote Control (2004)
  • Bigger Than Jesus: The Diary of a Rock & Roll Fan (2005)
  • I Was a Teenage Dirtbag (2005)
  • Rock Roundtable (2005)
  • Nicodemus: Next in Nocturne (2006)

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