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Jenessa Joffe
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Jenessa Joffe is a Los Angeles-based director, writer, and producer. She is drawn to comedy as social commentary and stories about what divides and unites us across national, cultural, social, and supernatural lines.

Jenessa’s digital series, Kristina Wong’s How To Pick Up Asian Chicks, The Whizz! The All-New, All-White Version of The Wiz!, The Jon & Eddie Show, and Intercourse With A Vampire, have garnered millions of views online, aired on Fusion Comedy and Comedy Central, and received positive press coverage from publications such as the Huffington Post, AJ+, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Jenessa’s short films, American Obon, Shank, The Legend of Shizuko Nishimura, and Over The Moon, have played internationally at film festivals and been distributed by Shorts International.

In addition to her narrative work, Jenessa created and directed the 4-episode, half-hour, documentary news series, Discover Public Works, for LA Cityview 35. Jenessa served as Head of Video Production to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She has produced and directed promotional content, corporate videos, PSAs, and educational videos for clients such as Sony Pictures, HarperAudio, Toyota, Timberland, SoCalGas, the Clinton Climate Initiative, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jenessa grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a BA in East Asian Studies and holds an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute.

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