"Show 'em how to shine by they self." - Frank Ocean
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.
  • Writer (8 Credits)
    Brizo
    Short Script
    Brizo
    Short Script
    Save The World With me
    Television Script
    The Last Seat To Mars
    Treatment
    U-City Blues
    Screenplay
    Captain Ocean2021
    Short, Student
    Presents2021
    Short, Student
    Boondax2020
    Student
  • Director (7 Credits)
    35 Bands by 6iix Boy2021
    Music Video
    Captain Ocean2021
    Short, Student
    Presents2021
    Short, Student
    When Spring Came, I folded Your Name Inside A Prayer2021
    Experimental, Short, Other
    Boondax2020
    Student
    Ghost By Leila Sunier2020
    Music Video
    Let Me by Leila Sunier2019
    Music Video
  • Producer (6 Credits)
    35 Bands by 6iix Boy2021
    Music Video
    Captain Ocean2021
    Short, Student
    Presents2021
    Short, Student
    Boondax2020
    Student
    Ghost By Leila Sunier2020
    Music Video
    Let Me by Leila Sunier2019
    Music Video
  • Editor (1 Credit)
    Captain Ocean2021
    Short, Student
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Captain Ocean2021
    Short, Student
Selected for the Film X Poetry fellowship
When Spring Came, I folded Your Name Inside A Prayer

Virual
2021
Joe Siegal Award
Brizo
Joe Siegal Award
UCLA
2020
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award
Brizo
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Thesis Award
UCLA
2020
Joel Siegel award
U-City Blues
Joel Siegal award
UCLA
2020
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Thesis Award
U-City Blues
Hollywood foreign Press Association Thesis Award
UCLA
2020
2020 Joel Siegal Award
Save The World With me
2020 Joel Siegal Award
UCLA
2020
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Thesis Award
Save The World With me
2020 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Thesis Award
UCLA
2020
Bill Lee Comedy Award
Brizo
Bill Lee Comedy Award
UCLA
2019
Bill Lee Comedy Award
U-City Blues
Bill Lee Comedy Award
UCLA
2019
Bill Lee Comedy Award
Save The World With me
2019 Bill Lee Comedy Award
UCLA
2019
Offical Selection
Boondax
White Unicorn International Film Festival
Kolkatta
Birth Date
June 1, 1993
Birth City
St. Louis, MO
Current City
Los Angeles, CA
Hometown
St. Louis, MO
Gender
Female
Zodiac Sign
Gemini
"Show 'em how to shine by they self." - Frank Ocean
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