Jessie Klearman

JESSIE KLEARMAN is a recent recipient of her MFA in Film and Television from UCLA, she specializes in writing and directing. Jessie received the 2019 Bill Lee Comedy Award and the 2020 Joel Siegel and Holly Foreign Press Association Thesis Awards. She is an accomplished, unique writer. Before moving west (she is now fully based in Los Angeles) 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 so far has earned the title of Semi-Finalist at the Academy Award, BAFTA and Canadian Screen Guild qualifying festival, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, and “Boondax” which has been selected at the White Unicorn International Film Festival,St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, SoCal Film Awards and the Urban Film Festival. She is currently in the final stages of post production on her third short film, Captain Ocean. Jessie has also found a passion for directing music videos, from “Wave 6y,” by rapper 6iix Boy to indie videos for songstress Leila Sunier. Even recently opening up a production company for this purpose, called KLEAR SMOKE. Jessie found a yet another passion in the art department, specializing as a Costume and Production Designer on multiple student films. Jessie has held multiple internship positions. In the summer of 2021 she interned for Oscar winning music video director Dave Meyers (Humble by Kendrick Lamar, Lose Control by Missy Elliot, Sicko Mode by Travis Scott and Drake, etc.) where she was a collaborated on the treatment for Ed Sheeran's music video "Shivers." Previously she worked as a social media and marketing intern 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.


photo credit: Thomas Hasani

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