Jess Weiss is a producer. She deeply cares about the art of storytelling, and with her masterful budgetary skills, she loves the logistical puzzle of making a project happen.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Jess is used to finding resources in different parts of the world and loves collaborating with new teams - though New York is her home. She has produced projects all over the United States, as well as internationally in Latin America and Europe. With over ten years of production experience, Jess has worked in narrative and documentary feature films and TV shows, commercials, branded campaigns, theatre, immersive, experiential and live events. She has produced content for Instagram, Diet Coke, Smartwater, Panera Bread, among many others, and her films have been selected for international festivals worldwide, recently in Tribeca and SXSW. She’s also a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy.
Her purpose as a filmmaker is to incite important conversations that propagate change and create a more conscious and welcoming world. She is passionate about telling stories on underrepresented communities and highlighting diverse voices and experiences.
Her production company DREAM QUEEN PRODUCTIONS is currently in post-production with the feature AMERICAN INSURRECTION, a action sci-fi dystopia where we follow a diverse group of friends escaping a country filled with right-wing militias, starring Nadine Malouf, Michael Raymond James and Toby Leonard Moore; and a documentary series WHEN THE SHIFTS CHANGE, with self-taped interviews from essential workers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other recent producer credits include THE RING THING, a fiction-documentary hybrid that explores the intimate constructs of marriage and commitment; THE HONEYMOON PHASE, a psychological thriller about a newlywed couple, who embarks on futuristic relationship experiment, starring François Chau and Tara Westwood; and THE SUBJECT, a drama about a successful white documentary filmmaker, as he deals with the fallout from catching the murder of a Black teen on tape, starring Jason Biggs and Aunjanue Ellis. As an associate producer, Jess also worked on SWAN SONG, starring Udo Kier; KNUCKLEHEAD, starring Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe; BITE ME, starring Christian Coulson & Naomi McDougall Jones, and LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR, starring Marilyn Manson and Mark Boone Junior.