Jess Weiss is a New York-based producer, with over ten years of production experience, in short and feature films, fiction and documentary, commercials, branded campaigns, social, corporate videos, theatre, immersive, experiential and live events. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Jess has produced projects internationally in Brazil and Europe, as well as different areas of the United States, including New York, California, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Massachusetts and Georgia. Her movies have been selected for international festivals worldwide, recently at the Tribeca Film Festival, Inside Out Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival.
She co-produced the feature FAIL, winner of the Award of Recognition at 2017 Indie Fest and selected for the Anthology Film Archives at NewFilmmakers in New York. She was an associate producer on the features KNUCKLEHEAD, starring Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe, and LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR, starring Mark Boone Jr. and Marilyn Manson, both available on most streaming platforms.
She also produced THE RING THING, a feature which mixes fiction with documentary to explore the intimate constructs of marriage and what it means to be committed. It has been selected for over thirty festivals around the world, now released by Gravitas Ventures and available on iTunes, Amazon and most streaming platforms. Her recent producer credits include THE HONEYMOON PHASE, starring François Chau and Tara Westwood, a psychological thriller about a newlywed couple, who becomes a part of a futuristic experiment; THE SUBJECT, a drama about an upstart documentarian, who builds his success on the death of one of his subjects, starring Jason Biggs, Aunjanue Ellis and Anabelle Acosta; and THE VOLUNTEERS, a dystopian action drama about friends escaping a politically-doomed country, starring Nadine Malouf, Michael Raymond James and Toby Leonard Moore.
In theatre, she was a co-producer on IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST, a musical based on the true story of scientist Carl Von Cosel and his sick wife. It had its world premiere on the West End at the Charing Cross Theatre in London in the summer of 2018. She was also an executive producer on THE HIDDEN ONES, an immersive theatre piece about Jews hiding during the Holocaust, premiering Off-Broadway in the fall of 2018. She was also a production manager on the MILE-LONG OPERA, a non-for-profit outdoor art piece produced by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and The Office performing arts + film, in collaboration with Friends of the High Line. Recently, she was an Associate Producer for the FOR FREEDOMS CONGRESS, a series of artist-led programs around important centered cultural and social movements, to up civic engagement in different communities leading up to 2020’s Presidential Election.
Upcoming projects include NORTHERN, winner of the Best Action/Adventure category at the Table Read My Screenplay, YOU MAKE ME WANNA DIE, an apocalyptic zombie break up comedy, and UGLY PRETTY, a thriller about an affair gone wrong.