JESS BURGESS is an award-winning director and producer who has created for clients such as MoMA, Jay-Z’s Life+Times, Vice, Gravity Media, and the art blog, Future Tongue. With a background in Art History, her work often focuses on the visual arts and contemporary artists.

In narrative work, she loves small-town characters with outsized personalities and uses her upbringing in the mountains of North Carolina to inform their visual landscapes. Jess' work has screened around the country at festivals such as Big Apple, Women's International Film Festival, Black Bear Film Festival, and Atlanta Horror FF. She graduated with a double major in Psychology and Film Production from NYU.

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Just a girl, standing in front of a boy… wishing he had brought her barbecue.