Jessie Barr
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Jessie Barr is a writer-director, Sundance fellow, and Half Initiative directing fellow with a background in independent film and theater. Her critically acclaimed, award-winning feature debut, Sophie Jones premiered in competition at the 2020 Deauville Film Festival and was released by Oscilloscope Laboratories in 2021. The film holds a 100% rating on RottenTomatoes and is streaming on Showtime. Jessie was a 2021 Sundance Episodic Lab fellow and the series she co-created went on to be developed with Warner Brothers Television and Tall Baby Productions. As a writer, director, and actor, her work has been lauded at film festivals worldwide, including Tribeca, Mar Del Plata, and Berlinale. She is developing several new projects as a writer-director for film and TV. Her music video debut garnered over 40k views in 7 days and features rising star and genre-bending afro-futurist, King Isis. @barrjessie