Jessica Sherif is an Algerian, Spanish and French-Canadian director, producer and writer, currently based in NYC. She channels her multi-cultural background to tell engaging and impactful character-based stories that resonate across different perspectives and cultures.
Right To Offend: The Black Comedy Revolution, the two-part documentary TV series she directed and executive produced along with TIME Studios and Kevin Hart's Hartbeat Productions, recently premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and aired on A&E. She is currently in development on a new documentary series with TIME Studios.
Her first narrative feature is currently in development, and was selected as part of the 2022 Tribeca Creators Market. Jessica has also directed several short films that have won prizes at Hollyshorts, Tallgrass, and more festivals, as well as branded videos for companies like Soul Pancake and ApparentlyJack.
Jessica got her start in broadcast journalism, working her way up across outlets like NY1, MSNBC and CNN. She then spent several years as a producer on the Emmy Award-winning investigative series Dan Rather Reports. After that, Jessica worked as director of development for Creature Films at Entertainment One, where she contributed to several projects including A&E’s Emmy-nominated L.A. Riots, MTV’s Siesta Key and BET’s Death Row Chronicles. Jessica has also produced episodes of E!’s Revenge Body and Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster.
Jessica is a proud member of the Directors Guild of America, Film Fatales and the Alliance of Women Directors.
She is represented by Jerry Dasti and Jason Ervin at Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes.