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Hey, I'm Jessica!

Los Angeles, California

Actor//Director//Writer//Producer

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

A Whole New World

Los Angeles • Music, Experimental

A music video for an inventive new arrangement of A Whole New World questions our use of technology.


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Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle • Comedy, Satire

When the world's most powerful occult leader visits a modest mystic bookshop, its owner must impress him at all costs.


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A Room Full of Nothing

Austin • Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.


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The Atavist

Pittsfield • Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.


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D.I.Y.

Philadelphia • Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.


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Virtually

Los Angeles • Romance, Sci-Fi

A woman struggling in a post-apocalyptic wasteland discovers a VR machine and finds love while repeating the same VR sunset over and over.


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Bitter Taste

New York • Drama

A dark drama about a Scottish Michelin-star Chef who relives memories of his childhood through cooking.


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Invisible

New York • Documentary

Driven by his mother’s fight against Fibromyalgia, filmmaker Nick meets an athlete, an advocate, & a migrant, while worried about his health


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Control

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A woman suffering from OCD tries to write a suicide note that takes into consideration every single loose end in her life.


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The Black Cowboy

Portland • Documentary, History

History You Cannot Hide


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Female Friendly

Los Angeles • Comedy

A female-driven, buddy comedy about two women and their pursuit in female friendly porn production!


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Paper Birds, Film Production Fund

Oakland • Action, Drama

A desperate TV starlet with a rocky career makes an attempt at getting back in the spotlight by joining the circus


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All American Kids

New York • Documentary, Family

Celebrating the many ways WE ARE ALL AMERICAN, this documentary/animated kids series transports young audiences across the country.


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Jesse's Girl

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

At her bridal shower, a bride-to-be acknowledges her doubts, begs for help and takes action—with catastrophic consequences.


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Hutterite

Sioux Falls • Drama

Marigold, a young girl living in a Hutterite Colony must choose between her life in the commune and the freedom of the outside world.


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Self Portrait

New York • Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.


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Lily 'N' Rose

Denver • Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.


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Tomorrow Never Knows Film

Boulder • Documentary, LGBTQ

A documentary film about love and choice, accompanying a couple on their journey toward a conscious death.


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An Act of Terror

Charlotte • Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.


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The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

Boston • Drama, Family

After the death of her baby sister, a 7-year-old girl, with the help of an imaginary friend, creates an extraordinary world to save her fami


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Pay to Stay

New York • Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.


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Sylphvania Grove

New York • Adventure, Fantasy

A troubled girl follows a magical being into the woods where her fears take on fantastical forms.


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Exposure

Pepin • Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?


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Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Technophobe Davy Ludd is dragged online by a hipster co-worker in the meandering quest to find his long lost sweetheart Rose.


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Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles • Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.


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Soiled Doves

Los Angeles • Drama, Western

1887: A female saloon owner, a troubled prostitute and a newcomer with a secret must unite to save their frontier town from an ancient evil.


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UnCorked - A Web Series

Los Angeles • Comedy, Satire

Six women changing their lives one glass at a time...


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American Trial

New York • Documentary, Experimental

What if the NYPD was put on trial following the death of Eric Garner? Our Film tells the tale of the trial that never was.


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Hide and Seek

Washington • Drama, Sci-Fi

An indie rock musician turned stay-at-home dad makes an impulsive wish, propelling him into an alternate reality.


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The Secret Nobody Knows

New York • Romance, War

A woman’s parting gift to a solider reveals the secret to their uncertain future.


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Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles • Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.


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Women's March - a documentary by TrimTab Media

San Francisco • Action, Documentary

On January 21, 2017, millions of women came together in solidarity to march in cities across America.


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Grab This

Jacksonville • Drama

Set against the backdrop of the 2016 Presidential Campaign, a woman is sexually assaulted by a co-worker, and tries to regain her sanity.


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A Rugby Story

Benghazi • Documentary, Sport

A group of rugby players from Benghazi cope with the politics of a civil war as they come together to form Libya’s first national team.


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Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles • Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!


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Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches

Durham • Documentary

Racial tensions rise in Myrtle Beach, SC, with 2 competing motorcycle festivals - one black, one white - in a historically segregated town.


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Distance

Los Angeles • Romantic Comedy

a long distance love story told from two perspectives - HIS (directed by a fella) and HERS (directed by a lady)


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Recovering Community

Cornwall • Documentary

Personal Stories of Addiction and the Transformative Power of Recovery.


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Again

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A man watches Groundhog Day again, and again, and again, as a strange woman fixes him lunch. Will the heart recover what the mind has lost?


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Seekers of the Lost Worlds

Wesley Chapel • Adventure, Fantasy

After receiving a mysterious ancient tablet, two unlikely adventurers are set on quest to find the lost continent of Atlantis.


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About a Donkey

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.


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The After Party

Los Angeles • Mystery, Thriller

A well-known party girl stops in a dive bar for a nightcap and discovers she shares a horrific secret with four mysterious women.


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Hard-ish Bodies

Austin • Comedy, Shorts Program

An ensemble comedy featuring the men and women of Stoney’s Rock Hard Palace - a male strip club with dancers of all shapes and sizes.


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Cowboy Poetry

Elko • Documentary, Western

A short film about the 2017 National Cowboy Poetry gathering that observes cowboy musicians and poets both on and off the stage


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Royally: An Original Series

New York • Comedy

A millennial burnout runs a private princess party company as a front for small-time cons, petty theft, and drug peddling.


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SOBER OCTAVES

Providence • Music, Experimental

An extended visual album following the journey of three young black men as they battle with societal conformity.


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EN MACHINA

Los Angeles • Comedy, Sci-Fi

Dr. Steve Turner and Dr. Steve Mills create the world’s first true artificial intelligence.


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Lapsed

Los Angeles • Thriller, Drama

A politician who suffers from blackouts unravels the mystery behind her mother’s murder by dealing with fragmented memories & dark secrets.


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Library Hours: A New Film by Jim Vendiola

Chicago • Drama, Romance

A provocative, sex-positive, long-distance love story about books and bondage.


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OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles • Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.


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Love in the Last Five Days

Los Angeles • Comedy, Thriller

A dark comedy set at the outset of zombie apocalypse. How do you find a reason to live on when everything you love is slowly slipping away?


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Avowed

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

A young nun to be struggles to understand why her patient lacks sentience. A film about disability, feminism, and tested faith.


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Half the Picture

Los Angeles • Documentary

HALF THE PICTURE is a feature documentary about working women directors in Hollywood.


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All Güt Things

Austin • Documentary

Texas German, once the primary language of over 100,000 Texans, is about to go extinct as a group of researchers attempt to preserve it.


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Twelfth Night

Los Angeles • Comedy, Romance

A girl washes up on the shore in the coastal town of Illyria. What follows is a story of love, loss, and a little harmless revenge.


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The Big Heist

Seattle • Documentary, Satire

An Inconvenient Truth + The Big Short for our broken healthcare system.


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Real Artists

San Francisco • Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job; but then discovers the truth of the modern "creative" process.


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F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles • Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)


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Root For The Villain

New York • Comedy, Drama

In a world where 1% of the population has superpowers, Lana is a young parole officer who works with nonviolent super-villains.


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TableTalk - Season One

New York • Comedy, Fantasy

A group a friends deal with the changing rules of life seen through the lens of their weekly board-game night.


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The Karate Tortoise Series

New York • Comedy, Sci-Fi

A Damsel goes on a quest to protect the clumsy superhero, Karate Tortoise, from becoming the lunch of the evil chef, Fatty Bonati.


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10 Days in December - Proof of Concept

San Francisco • Drama, Romance

One day you'll fall in love.


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Iron

Seattle • Drama, History

During the First World War, an unflinching young woman is determined to defy traditional roles by becoming a night watchman on the railroad.


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Soulmates

Burlington • Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Samantha and Jessamine's small-town "married" way of life is suddenly jeopordized by two out-of-staters: Jess's new fiancé and a corporation


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The Chebo

Los Angeles • Comedy, Horror

An irreverent send-up to family creature features from the 80's and 90’s.


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Third Candidates

Washington • Documentary

Why is it rare, and not the norm, to have more than two major candidates? We interview experts and follow candidates learn why.


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Ollie and Molly Can't Get Arrested

New York • Comedy

Ollie and Molly can't get arrested. Or so they think! Follow the misadventures of two unemployed actors in this comedic romp through NYC.


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Custodian

Los Angeles • Animation, Fantasy

The macabre account of a man whose inner demons drive him to seek redemption in the aftermath of bloodshed.


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Pin Up! The Movie

Boulder • Documentary, Transmedia

Dangerous. Sexy. All American Girl.


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A punk Daydream

Los Angeles • Documentary

Indonesia has one of the biggest punk scenes in the world, amidst poverty, pollution and oppression.


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A Horse of a Different Color

New Orleans • Documentary

The journey I took into the world of a physically disabled blind man struggling to be normal in an able bodied abnormal world.


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Time Well Spent

Kailua-Kona • Documentary, Sport

A story of four boys who go on the surf trip of a lifetime to discover their worth, and that your past does not define your future.


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Thich Nhat Hanh 2016 Movie Distribution Tour

West Orange • Documentary, Animation

June Film Festival & Aug 2016 Theatrical Launch of (2) Thich Nhat Hanh Movies “Planting Seeds of Mindfulness” & ”The 5 Powers”


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The Great Flip-Off

Philadelphia • Documentary, History

Facing extinction, the last extreme circus bareback riders unite for one final, death-defying performance.


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Risking Light

Saint Paul • Documentary

A mother embraces her child’s killer. A torture survivor ponders revenge. What is harder, or more crucial, than forgiving the unforgivable?


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Don't Talk About the Baby

Washington • Documentary

There shouldn't be a stigma surrounding miscarriage, stillbirth or infertility. This has happened to someone you know--Let's talk about it.


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Signing Out

Los Angeles • LGBTQ

Sarah & Amy unknowingly visit the same therapist years after their romantic relationship ends, forcing them to face what actually happened.


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Garbage

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

Jean and Jacob want to get their shit together, but Jean and Jacob need to get drunk first.


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The Hard Way

Missoula • Documentary

An inspiring story about an 89-year-old trail runner who does things the hard way to maintain purpose, momentum and vitality.


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Eulogilia

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A young woman obsessed with writing unconventional eulogies fights to prove her sanity in order to survive group therapy.


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Hearts of Glass

Jackson • Documentary

The first year in the life of an innovative vertical greenhouse in Jackson, Wyoming that employs community members with disabilities.


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Behind Closed Doors: Dana's Story

Dallas • Drama

Based on a true story, a 12 year old is thrust into the world of domestic human trafficking. Incredibly, her mother brokers the deal.


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ANTI-POACHING: Coastal Mozambique

Mozambique • Documentary

Anti-Poaching: Successful Tactics and Strategies.


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Rideout: One Last Summit

Chiang Mai • Documentary

The story of a man leaving home to go home.


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A Queen For The People

New York • Documentary, LGBTQ

Bob the Drag Queen's career is on the rise. Where the hell she off to next?


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Helen

Los Angeles • Action, Horror

An office all-nighter becomes a living nightmare as a FURY haunts Helen, until she faces her demons both within and without.


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Saving For The Day

Missoula • Adventure

A hermit accountant reluctantly goes on a journey through 15 different genres to find treasure, love, and to become a hero.


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ACID TEST (short film)

Houston • Drama, Family

A short film about dropping acid and going home to your parents! Trip alongside Jenny as her concert night turns into family absurdity.


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Colton

Seattle • Drama, Thriller

A young man, influenced by an insidious online entity, is coerced towards extremism and is driven to consider a desperate act of violence.


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Ordinary Women

San Francisco • Animation, History

Feminist Frequency's new video series about defying stereotypes, challenging the status quo, and being extraordinary.


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Ordinary

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

Recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Janie, ventures to LA where she finds freedom inspired by a friendship with the fantastical Pixie.


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The Long Haul

Seattle • Comedy, Documentary

Magic Mike meets The Full Monty in a documentary featuring six "Average Joes"


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Things I Hate

New York • Comedy

A nice gal endures the indignities and humiliations of life in the big city, one episode at a time.


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The Camel's Back

Nairobi • Drama, Fantasy

A beautiful short film exploring what healing and letting go can mean for a 13 year old teenage girl struggling with growing pains.


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Magic Pills

Toronto • Documentary, Science

Homeopathy - the medicine they don't want you to know about. We need finishing funds! US contributions are tax deductible!


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Hijabi

Austin • Drama, Shorts Program

Alia, a Muslim-American teenager, has a secret night out with her friends that ends in an unexpected confrontation with her father.


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L'Appetito Venduto - Sale of An Appetite

Rome • Foreign Film, Fantasy

A tramp sells his appetite to a wealthy gentleman. He is offered a very favorable pay, but he's unaware of the burden he's taking on.


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Electric Bleau

Atlanta • Thriller

In 1980’s New Orleans, a biracial punk rocker must destroy a cursed heirloom before she repeats the same deadly cycle as her ancestors.


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37 Problems

Los Angeles • Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A single 37 year-old screenwriter is totally focused on her career until she finds out she has one egg left.


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BRIDES TO BE

Seattle • LGBTQ, Thriller

The night before their wedding, two women battle sinister forces to save themselves, and each other.


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Kinesthesia

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.


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See You On the Other Side

Seattle • Romance, Sci-Fi

Love is a superpower.


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She Lights Up Well

Detroit • Comedy

A struggling actress moves home and directs a production to try and save the community theater.


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