JESSIE KLEARMAN is a writer/ director based out of Los Angeles, in December of 2020 she earned her MFA in writing and directing at UCLA. Jessie received the 2019 Bill Lee Comedy Award and the 2020 Joel Siegel and Holly Foreign Press Association Thesis Awards. Before moving west Jessie earned a B.A. in screenwriting from Webster University, a school local to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Jessie has written, directed and produced several short films. Currently she is in post-production on her Thesis film, "Captain Ocean." Her debut film “Boondax” was nominated for “Best Student Film” at the White Unicorn International Film Festival, and selected at the Urban Film Festival, SoCal Film Awards and The St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase. She has also found a passion for directing music videos, from “90’s Baby,” by rapper B.V.M to "Ghost" by Leila Sunier, which was granted an honorable mention at the Palm Beach International Music Awards in the "Best Director" category. Her music videos have also been recognized by The Music Video Awards and Boston Film Collective. Jessie has held multiple internship positions, including a social media and marketing internship with famed record producer Zak “Fox” Jablow who is known for working with Chance The Rapper, Wu-Tang Clan and many others. In the summer of 2015 Jessie worked at STARZ Entertainment in the Copywriting department. She was also a writer for Violent Success, an underground music review website. Jessie is a pop culture enthusiast with a passion for social justice as well as a talented and versatile writer.