Jessica Silvetti is a writer & director, whose distinctive voice is a result of her unconventional upbringing. Originally from Mexico City, of Spanish descent, and raised in the US, her love for storytelling expands across genres and languages. She received a BFA in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. To date she’s written and directed projects that have screened at festivals worldwide. In 2017, she received a Breaking Boundaries Visionary Women’s Award for her bilingual narrative web series, LOST MEMORIES, spotlighting Alzheimer’s in the Latino community. IN ABSENTIA, an anthology she wrote and directed with creative partner, E.B. Kogan, received great acclaim, including a Best Writing nomination at the 2017 RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in London. It was also nominated at the 2018 International Academy of Web Television Awards: Best Directing, Best Writing. And in 2019, nominations for Best Series and Best Directing at the Indie Series Awards. Her screenplay, IZABELA’S VIOLIN, has advanced in many competitions: top 10% 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowship, 2018 Quarterfinalist Coppola’s Zoetrope Contest, 2019 Screencraft Film Fund Semi-Finalist, 2021 Almanack Screenwriters Feature Semi-Finalist, and 2022 Slamdance Quarterfinalist.
Her short, INSIDE, is currently screening at festivals: Chelsea Film Festival in NYC and the Burbank International Film Fest LA. Jessica wrote on two seasons of the hit Mexican TV series EL JUEGO DE LAS LLAVES for Corazón Films and Amazon Prime.