Self Portrait 2022
Jess Danielle (they/them) is known for their hands-on approach to filmmaking. Their ability to adapt to ever-changing environments and their willingness to expand their skill sets have earned them the privilege of working with some of the best new writers and directors in New Mexico. Jess' resume includes art directing for the 2018 Sundance selected short Mud (Hashtl'ishnii), and the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival selected short A Picnic Table at Dusk. Jess has also recently completed work as a set decorator on the new science fiction tv series Alt (2019).
Jess was captivated by film and commercial media from an early age. Growing up they loved watching commercials just as much as shows, often protesting when the breaks were skipped or muted. Their love of narrative storytelling through film and advertising started them on a lifelong journey of creating art in a variety of forms. Their artistic resume includes illustration, graphic design, typography, printmaking, and construction. Their curiosity and immense enjoyment of problem-solving through creative builds, large or small, make them an asset to any team. Jess is an excellent collaborator, ‘tuning in’ to the needs of their production designers and directors, working tirelessly to bring their creative visions to life.
Jess has a unique eye for curious and compelling objects and brings this love of form to any project that they design. When they are not on set, they can be found digging through junk shops or documenting the hidden gems of their city through their stylized photography.
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