Hailing from Miami, Jesse is an award-winning filmmaker working across both fiction and documentary.
In 2013 he wrote, directed, and produced his debut feature film ‘Calloused Hands,’ which screened at over twenty film festivals.
He is currently working on his next feature film ‘Cagefighter’ and most recently released a half hour documentary titled ‘Shoeshiners,’ which was funded by National Geographic and Channel 4.
In 2010 he was commissioned by Current TV to make the hard-hitting investigative documentary “Vigilante Britain”, in 2009 he made “Surviving History” the story of Lithuanian Holocaust survivors, which won several awards including 2nd Runner Up for Best Documentary at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Jesse is an alumnus of the SOS Writing Scheme, BBC Writers Festival Skylight Scheme, Berlinale Talent Campus, HBO sponsored NALIP Latino Writers Lab, NALIP Latino Producers Academy, BBC Writers Room, B3 Media Talent Lab, Royal Court Young Writers Programme, and the Soho Theatre Writers Attachment Programme.