JESSIE BARR - DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Jessie Barr is an actor, writer, director and producer based in LA.
Jessie is a 2018 Sundance New Voices Episodic LAB finalist and a finalist for The Half Initiative: Ryan Murphy’s Women Directing Mentorship Program. She 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 of 2015 by decider.com and a Top Pick for “Web to Watch” by USA Today.
Jessie recently completed her directorial debut: Too Long At The Fair, the award winning short film she co-wrote, co-directed, produced and stars in opposite Chris Messina and Lena Hudson. Too Long at the Fair had its world premiere at the Oscar qualifying 2018 L.A. Shorts International Film Festival and is an official selection of the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival, the 2018 Boston Film Festival and won Best Comedy Short at the 2018 Salute Your Shorts Film festival in Los Angeles. TLAF is currently on the festival circuit.
Jessie is currently in post production for her first feature, SOPHIE JONES. She is a proud member of Women in Film LA, Women in Entertainment and Women in Media.
JESSICA BARR - WRITER / 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 FRIEDMAN - PRODUCER
Lindsay Friedman 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.
Her work spans commercial, independent films and documentaries, most notably the Emmy winning, Oscar nominated documentary Chasing Ice and Netflix’s Chasing Coral. She directed a short film, Solar Strides, for the collective documentary Dear Governor Hickenlooper, which premiered at Telluride Mountain Film Festival in 2014.
Recent Projects: Pirates of the Caribbean, Unlocked, Romans, Smart Chase (Chinese Film), HBO’s Tour De Pharmacy, Netflix’s Easy and Amazon’s Carnival Row. Lindsay is also a Board member of Women in Film Portland.
JOE DINNEN - PRODUCER
Joe is a producer based in New York specializing in low-budget narrative and branded content. Over the years, he has been involved with a handful of projects, small and big — most notably working with the team of the official Sundance selection, I Smile Back, producing The Pastor, producing Too Long at the Fair and co-producing OM CITY, recognized as a Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection, and featured in news outlets such as USA Today and The New York Times.
While working, Joe acquired an MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. His understanding of creative development paired with his production management background has allowed him to work with teams to develop effective strategy in maintaining artistic merit, while being efficient on the ground. More recently, Joe coordinated post-production on Showtime's newest hit drama, BILLIONS Season 1 and 2, and produced multiple advertising campaigns for clients including CNN, SC Johnson, and Vanity Fair.