DIRECTOR / Co-WRITER / PRODUCER
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 grew up dancing with the Washington School of Ballet, making theater and singing in operas as a child.
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’s directorial debut: Too Long At The Fair, is an 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, 2018 New Hampshire Film Festival, 2018 St. Louis International Film festival, won Best Comedy Short at the 2018 Salute Your Shorts Film festival in Los Angeles and will have its UK Premiere at the 2019 Manchester Film Festival. TLATF 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. Jessiebarr.com
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 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.
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 DINNEN - Executive producer
Joe Dinnen 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.
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.
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.