ABOUT

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, "Holding", a dark comedy about two people who are put on hold by a suicide hotline and new contender and award-winner currently on the film festival circuit, "The Takeback", a drama about a gay man who steals from his one night stands to cope with his vulnerability. 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. Upcoming projects include two short films, a feature about gay cruising culture in the 60's and a play with music about Richard Nixon . He is passionate about telling stories from lesser seen perspectives especially in terms of representing the LGBTQ+ community in unexpected and dynamic ways.

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