Los Angeles based artist and Filmmaker.
Jess works as a director, producer, creative director and art director.
In 2018, Jess was one of 5 featured Mexican-American creative’s in Estrella Jalisco’s national campaign “Share for Good”, Directed by Kris Merc. As part of the campaign Jess was commissioned to develop, “Open Your Eyes/Abre Tus Ojos” a film project exploring the diversity, beauty and joy of 12 everyday Mexican-American’s in beautiful 96 FPS (slow motion) moving portraits. On October 11th and 12th of 2018, Jessica, her Cinematographer Mariscela and P.A. Keiry ventured out to the streets of Los Angeles, California to find and connect with fellow Mexican-Americans.
“Each participant shared 5 minutes of their busy lives to let us capture them as I asked thought-provoking on the spot questions about life, family and our culture. There was something so beautiful and intimate about capturing a human's raw emotions at 96 frames per second, every thought and emotion is perfectly captured in a rare and delicate moment in time.”
As a Producer, Jess’s credits include narrative films, national commercials, music videos, branded content, documentaries and series.
Jess’s work in Art Direction and Design can be seen across both, digital and print media. Her collaborations with filmmakers, musicians and brands have delivered visual content ranging from branding, print, video, digital, interactive media and more. She has designed and developed more than 50 websites for clients and colleagues in the Film, TV and Music industries such as Academy Award Winning Costume Designer Arianne Phillips (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Academy Award Winning DP Robert Richardson (The Aviator), Costume Designer and Stylist Catherine Hahn (Post Malone, Li’l Nas) and many more.
In her personal practice, Jess is particularly interested in movement, relationship dynamics, love vs lust and cultural identity expression. Her first short film “Alice” is an experimental narrative following a week in the life of Alice, a seemly perfect girl being called to explore and confront her deepest fears. Jess wrote, directed and choreographed this visual narrative in collaboration with Actress, Alyssa Nicole. Coming Soon.