DIRECTOR / Co-WRITER / PRODUCER
Jessie Barr is an actor, writer, director and producer based in LA. She is a 2018 Sundance New Voices Episodic LAB finalist and a finalist for The Half Initiative: Ryan Murphy’s Women Directing Mentorship Program.
Jessie makes her feature film directorial debut with Sophie Jones, a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl grappling with life after her mother’s death. Sophie Jones is inspired by true experiences of grief, girlhood and growing up and is executive produced by Nicole Holofcener. Principal photography was completed in August 2018 in Portland, Oregon and post-production was completed in August 2019.The film is currently being submitted to festivals.
Jessie co-wrote, co-directed and produced her directorial debut: the award-winning short film, Too Long at the Fair, which she also stars in opposite Chris Messina and Lena Hudson. Short of the Week calls it, “Hilarious, heartbreaking and totally relatable. Stellar performances…deliciously unpredictable. A real gem.” TLATF had its world premiere at the 2018 L.A. Shorts International Film Festival and won Best Comedy Short at the 2018 Salute Your Shorts Film Festival in Los, Angeles. TLATF had it’s UK premiere at the Manchester Film Festival and screened at the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival, the 2018 Boston Film Festival, the 2018 New Hampshire Film Festival and the 2018 St. Louis International Film Festival, among others. TLATF premiered online via Short of the Week and is currently streaming on vimeo.
Jessie is the co-creator and star of the critically acclaimed, award-winning original series OM CITY, which she created, wrote and produced with her husband Tom O’Brien. OM CITY won best web series at the 2018 New Media Film Festival, is a 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Selection, a New York Times TV Critic’s Pick, a Vimeo Staff Pick, A 2016 International Television Festival Selections, voted Best Web Series by decider.com and a Top Pick for “Web to Watch” by USA Today.
Jessie is a proud member of Women in Film LA, Women in Entertainment and Women in Media.
Co-WRITER / PRODUCER / “SOPHIE JONES”
Jessica Barr is a writer and actress from Portland, Oregon.
She is thrilled to be working on her first feature film and is currently an undergraduate at PSU in Portland, Oregon.
Lindsay Guerrero is a producer based in Portland, Oregon.
For the past few years in LA, she has been working in development with Orlando Bloom on his feature films, passion projects and branding.
Lindsay’s work spans commercial, independent films and documentaries, most notably the Emmy winning, Oscar-nominated documentary Chasing Ice and Netflix’s Chasing Coral.
Recent Films: Pirates of the Caribbean, Unlocked, Romans, Smart Chase (Chinese Film), HBO’s Tour De Pharmacy, Netflix’s Easy, Amazon’s Carnival Row, Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia, Dear Gov. Hickenlooper, and The 20 20 Fast (in production).
Lindsay currently works at the Swift Agency in Portland, Oregon.
Sophie Jones will be the first picture from her production company, The Sounding Board.
Joe is a New York based producer whose credits include Inez & Doug & Kira, Sophie Jones, Om City: The Series, The Pastor and more. In addition to narrative content, he has led production on ad-campaigns for clients including CNN, Bud Light, and SC Johnson that have garnered millions of views and global attention. When Joe is not producing, he develops creative and production strategy with independent filmmakers and brands as a consultant, and supervises post-production on television shows including Billions and Apple TV+'s newest original series, Dickinson.
scott miller - director of photography
Scott Miller is a Director of Photography based in New York City. Scott has worked as both a DOP and gaffer in film and television for over twenty years. Some of his credits include: Ordinary World, Manhattan Romance, OM CITY, Boys Don't Cry, Madame Secretary, Gotti, All the Real Girls.
MARY WULIGER - COSTUME DESIGNER
Mary Wuliger is a costume designer based in Los Angeles. A graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School, Mary has worked in NYC and LA as a costume designer and set costumer in film, television, commercials, and music videos for over a decade. Recent design credits include Snatchers (SXSW 2019), Too Long at the Fair (Short of the Week 2019), Crossing Fences, Unremarkable, In Pursuit, and Movies in Space.
NAOMI SUNRISE FILORAMO - editor
Naomi Sunrise Filoramo is a film and television editor based in Los Angeles.
Growing up in a small town in Massachusetts, movies provided Naomi an exciting window to the wider world, though it never occurred to her she might one day make them herself. A twist of fate and fortuitous course scheduling led her to discover a passion for editing as an undergraduate at Mt. Holyoke College and she continued on to receive an MFA in Film Editing from the American Film Institute.
As a filmmaker, Naomi relishes the power that storytelling has to connect with people of all backgrounds and illuminate our shared humanity. She seeks opportunities to work with great people to tell meaningful stories. Her credits span both feature and television work including Fury, STARZ' American Gods, Conception, White House Down, HBO's Looking, SMILF, T@gged and American Odyssey.
NATE HELLER - COMPOSER
"The path to becoming a composer for film scores is not standard by any means, and Nate Heller took an interesting journey. While studying music production techniques and interning at University of California, San Diego in his 20s, he started touring the country nationally with his band Wendy Darling, and soon the group landed a record deal. From there, the band's music was used in both film and television, and Heller seized the opportunity to carve out a new musical career...his work can be heard in the critically acclaimed, Sundance and Berlin winning 'The Diary Of A Teenage Girl,' his first credited film score." - IndieWire 2015. Nate Heller has composed original music for films such as Can You Ever Forgive Me? and the upcoming A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks.