JESSIE KLEARMAN is a young writer/ director based out of Los Angeles while she earns her MFA at UCLA. Jessie received the 2019 Bill Lee Comedy Award and the 2020 Joel Siegel and Holly Foreign Press Association Thesis Awards. She is an accomplished, enjoyable writer. Before moving west Jessie earned a B.A. in screenwriting from Webster University, a school local to her hometown of St. Louis, MO. Jessie has written, directed and produced several short films including ”Presents,” which will be hitting the festival circuit soon, and “Boondax” which has been selected at the White Unicorn International Film Festival,St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and the Urban Film Festival. She has also found a passion for directing music videos, from “90’s Baby,” by rapper B.V.M to indie videos for songstress Leila Sunier. Jessie found a second passion in the art department, specializing as Art Director and Costume Designer on multiple student films. Jessie has held multiple internship positions, including a social media and marketing internship with famed record producer Zak “Fox” Jablow who is known for working with Chance The Rapper, Wu-Tang Clan and many others. In the summer of 2015 Jessie worked as a copywriter for STARZ Entertainment. She was also a writer for Violent Success, an underground music review website. Jessie is a pop culture enthusiast with a passion for social justice as well as a talented and versatile writer.
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