Jess is a director, animator and filmmaker originally from Dublin, Ireland, living and working full time in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Since joining Jam Media in 2016, Jess has worked in a variety of roles on a number of high profile children's TV shows including Amazon's upcoming preschool series ‘Jessy & Nessy’, Nickelodeon's ‘Becca's Bunch’, CBBC's ‘Little Roy’ and ‘Zogcast’ and most recently as an Assistant Director on an exciting new show called ‘Aha! Island’ for WGBH in the USA.
In 2016 Jess got the chance to write and direct a pilot episode for ‘Mystery Soup’, a series created by Victoria Manifold and Hannah Jacobs, the winners of BBC’s pitch programme ANIM8 ‘16.
In 2019 she created and directed a music video combining live-action and animation for Irish band The Riptide Movement
Jess completed her first professional short film 'The Wiremen' in 2018, recieving the Oscar qualifying James Horgan Award at The Galway Film Fleadh 2018, Best Irish Animation at the Animation Ireland Awards 2019 and Best Short Animation at the Dublin animation Film Festival ‘19. The short has gone on to screen internationally at festivals in America and Europe, as well as at home in the UK and Ireland.
Storyboard Artist & 2D Animator - Jessy & Nessy - Amazon - JAM Media
Mar 2018 - Mar 2020
Director - I'll Be There - Music Vid. The Riptide Movement - JAM Media
Nov 2018 - May 2019
Assistant Director - Aha Island - Jam Media
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019
Director - The Wiremen - JAM Media / Frameworks
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Storyboard Revisionist + Art Dept - Becca's Bunch - Nickelodeon - JAM Media
Mar 2017 - Apr 2018
Director - Mystery Soup - BBC ANIM8 Pilot Episode - JAM Media
Nov 2016 - Mar 2017
BA Hons Animation - First Class Hons - Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Deign and Technology
Sep 2011 - May 2015
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