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Jesse is an LA-based director, writer and producer originally from Boston and has worked in all corners of the industry including Paradigm Talent Agency, The Allegiance Theater and FX Networks. He is a 2019 mentee of the Ryan Murphy Television Half Initiative. His most recent work includes festival award-winning short, "The Takeback", a drama about a gay man who steals from his one night stands to cope with his vulnerability, currently streaming on RevryTV as well as festival award-winner "Holding", a dark comedy about two people who are put on hold by a suicide hotline, currently streaming on Omeleto and being adapted into a feature. He has recently shadowed on episodes of 911 Lone Star, Mayans MC and Better Things under Brad Buecker, Elgin James and Pamela Adlon, respectively. Jesse also has a strong background in theater having worked off-Broadway on new musical, "Far From Canterbury," which is currently in workshops for Broadway.  He is passionate about telling stories from lesser seen perspectives especially in representing the LGBTQ+ community in unexpected and dynamic ways.