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Jessica M. Thompson
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Jessica M. Thompson is an Emmy-nominated Australian filmmaker who lives in New York City. Jess' long-awaited feature directorial debut, “The Light of the Moon" - starring Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Stahl-David and Conrad Ricamora - had its world premiere in the narrative competition at SXSW, 2017. Jess studied acting at three major drama schools in Australia, before attending the UTS Film School in Sydney, where she met Carlo Velayo. They quickly formed a formidable filmmaking duo and have made several award-winning short films together, including, "Hike," "Percepio" and "Across the Pond." In 2011, Jess founded Stedfast Productions, a collective of visual storytellers. As an Editor, she has worked with twice Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Liz Garbus, and on the Sundance-winning film, "Watchers of the Sky." Jess also edited Cheryl Furjanic’s award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary, "Back on Board: Greg Louganis," which recently premiered on HBO.

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