Born and raised on the island of Aruba, Jo moved to the US where he began his career as a boots-on-the-ground producer, producing projects ranging from features and series to short form and interactive content. He worked closely with independent filmmakers and major studios alike. His films have been nominated for an Academy Award, and gone to festivals such as Tribeca Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, AFI Fest and TIFF amongst others.
His more recent projects include Sony Pictures’ SEARCHING 2, sequel to the hit Sundance Award winner; the interactive series, SCROLL WHEEL OF TIME, produced by the Russo Bros' company, Bullitt; and indie darlings such as ALL ABOUT NINA, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Simon Pegg’s LOST TRANSMISSIONS.
Jo’s projects also include international films such as the Hispanic comedy ¡HE MATADO A MI MARIDO!, Irish dramedy PAPI CHULO which had its world premiere at TIFF, and the Chinese-American co-production PAPA.
Jo holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, an MFA from the AFI Conservatory and is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America.