ABOUT

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Jesse is an LA-based writer, director and producer originally from Boston and has worked in all corners of the industry including Paradigm Talent Agency, The Allegiance Theater and FX Networks in both current series and development. He is a 2019 mentee of the Ryan Murphy Television Half Initiative. His past 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 with over 2mil views and being adapted into a feature. He has multiple projects in development including a short thriller starring River Gallo called "Paresthesia" as well as a loosely autobiographical pilot about a closeted teen at an Orthodox Jewish high school called "Off The Derech." He has 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 a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant for multiple entertainment and media companies and is passionate about uplifting authentic stories from historically marginalized perspectives in his work, especially within the LGBTQIA+ community.